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  1. Franschhoek Vignerons excel at 2019 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

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    This year’s Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards saw a staggering 328 wines entered for the 2019 competition, with the results of these announced at a special awards ceremony on 1 August.

    Judged by a panel of highly esteemed industry role players, , the Franschhoek Wine Valley excelled in the district winners category, scooping 16 awards handed out on the day. The Franschhoek Vignerons who excelled at this prestigious event were the following:

    Top Cabernet Sauvignon
    2017 Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon

    Top Red Blend
    2016 Dieu Donné The Cross Collection Shiraz/Viognier

    Top White Blend
    2016 Glenwood Grand Duc Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Top Shiraz
    2016 Glenwood Grand Duc Syrah

    Top Noble Late Harvest
    2014 Glenwood Noblesse Grand Duc

    Top Chardonnay
    2017 Glenwood Vigneron Selection Chardonnay

    Top Pinot Noir
    2016 Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir

    Top Malbec
    2016 La Couronne Malbec

    Top Rosé
    2019 La Couronne Merlot Rosé

    Top Shiraz
    2017 La Motte Syrah

    Top Shiraz
    2016 La Motte Syrah

    Top Merlot
    2017 La Petite Ferme Merlot

    Top Viognier
    2018 Lynx Wines Viognier

    What makes this competition stand out from the rest is that not only does it honour the wines which truly reflect South Africa’s different wine growing areas, but all wines entered must be a certified Wine of Origin from a specific single vineyard, estate, ward or small district not divided into wards.

    This year’s competition was chaired by Jeff Grier who was joined in the judging process by David Biggs, Narina Cloete, Sandile Mkhwanazi and Anton Swarts.