Top 100 SA Wines 2011

The winners of South Africa’s most talked about wine competition was finally announced last night at Rodwell House in St James, Cape Town.

414 Wines were entered of which 15 were declined and 6 were withdrawn. This left the judges with 390 wines of which 222 were red wines, 143 were white wines and 25 were of other styles (MCC, Dessert Wines)

The Top 100 SA Wines

White wine cultivars


Boschendal Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2009
Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Limited Chardonnay 2009
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2010
Jordan Wine Estate Chardonnay 2009
Longridge Wines Chardonnay 2008
Mulderbosch Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2007
Paul Cluver Wines Chardonnay 2009

Chenin Blanc

Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2009
De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc 2007
Graham Beck Wines Bowed Head Chenin Blanc 2009
Jordan Wine Estate Chenin Blanc 2009
Ken Forrester Wines Reserve Chenin Blanc 2010
L’Avenir Grand Vin Chenin Blanc 2008
Rijk’s Private Cellar Chenin Blanc Reserve 2007
Rijk’s Private Cellar Touch of Oak Chenin Blanc 2009
Simonsig Estate Chenin Avec Chêne 2009
Spier Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2009
Stellenrust 46 Chenin Blanc 2010
Teddy Hall Wines Chenin Blanc Reserve 2009
The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2009 (DGB)
Tormentoso Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2010 (MAN Vintners)

Sauvignon Blanc

Cederberg Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Diemersdal Eight Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Diemersdal Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Hermanuspietersfontein Nr. 5 Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Paul Cluver Wines  Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Quoin Rock Winery Nicobar 2009
Steenberg HMS Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Zorgvliet Wines Five-Thirty-Five 2010
Zorgvliet Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Other white cultivars

Cederberg Ghost Corner Semillon 2009
Saronsberg Cellar Nick & Forti’s Viognier 2008
Steenberg Vineyards Semillon 2010

White wine blends

White Bordeaux blend
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2009
Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2010
Flagstone Treaty Tree Reserve 2010
Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2009

Other white blends

Allèe Bleue Isabeau 2010
Miles Mossop Wines Saskia 2009
Quoin Rock Winery Oculus 2007
Sumaridge Wines Maritimus 2009
The Bernard Series Whole Bunch Grenache/Viognier 2010 (DGB)
Vondeling Babiana 2008
Vuurberg Wines White 2010

Méthode Cap Classique

Bon Courage Jacques Bruére C.C. BdB 2007 Brut
Cederberg Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006
Constantia Uitsig MCC 2007 Brut
Simonsig Estate Cuvée Royale 2005 Brut
Teddy Hall Wines Blanc de Blancs 2005 Brut

Red wine cultivars:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Le Riche Wines Cabernet Reserve 2007
Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rickety Bridge Winery The Bridge 2008
Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2007
Stark-Condè Wines Three Pines Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


Creation Wines Merlot 2009
Slaley Cellars Merlot 2006


Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage 2009
Neethlingshof Estate The Owl Post 2009
Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage Reserve 2007
Simonsig Estate Pinotage Redhill 2007


Boschendal Cecil John Reserve Shiraz 2008
Cederberg Shiraz 2008
Flagstone Dark Horse 2007
Graham Beck Wines The Ridge Syrah 2006
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2008
Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2008
Raka Biography Shiraz 2008
Saronsberg Cellar Nick & Forti’s Shiraz 2006
Saronsberg Cellar Shiraz 2008
Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2006

Other red cultivars

Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2008

Red wine blends

Bordeaux red blend

Aaldering Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2007
De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat 2007
Dornier Wines Donatus Red 2007
Glenelly Cellars Lady May 2008
Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2007
Rustenberg John X Merriman 2008
Saronsberg Cellar Provenance Rooi 2009
Tokara Director’s Reserve Red 2007
Uva Mira Red Blend 2006

Cape blend

Simonsig Estate Frans Malan 2005

Rhone style blend

Badenhorst Family Red 2007
Creation Wines Syrah Grenache 2009
Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil Saint Alfege’s 2008
Saronsberg Cellar Full Circle 2008
Tormentoso Syrah & Mourvedre 2009 (MAN Vintners)

Shiraz-Viognier blend (not sure why this isn’t included above!)
La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier 2008

Other red blend

Anwilka 2008
Glenelly Cellars Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007

Dessert wines
Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2006
Paul Cluver Wines Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2010

Bergsig Estate Cape LBV 2000
De Krans Cape Tawny Port NV
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008
Overgaauw Cape Vintage Port 1998

24 of the Top 100 retail for less than R100.