Bidvest Lounge Clients now Treated to Michelangelo Award Winners

Travellers visiting Bidvest Premier Lounges en route to their international and local destinations, will in future have access to a variety of award-winning wines from the prestigious Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.  A selection of both red and white wine from five producers who featured on the medals podium at the 2019 awards will be on offer at eleven Bidvest Premier Lounges at local and international airports in South Africa. This arrangement follows the recent announcement of Bidvest Premier Lounges becoming a new sponsor of the Michelangelo Awards, Africa’s largest drinks competition.

The selected venues include the departure lounges at Oliver Tambo International and Lanseria in Gauteng, Cape Town International, King Shaka International in Durban and Bram Fischer Airport in Bloemfontein. During July, August and October travellers will be able to enjoy a selection of Michelangelo award-winning wines from five established South African producers: Edgebaston, Villiera, Stellenrust, Brinkshof Pulpit Rock and Jason’s Hill.

The wines on offer for that period will be Edgebaston Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Villiera Chenin Blanc 2018, Brink Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2018, Jason’s Hill Merlot 2016 and Stellenrust Timeless Red Blend 2015.

According to Lorraine Immelman, CEO and founder of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, this agreement with Bidvest Premier Lounges will allow wine and spirits producers entering Michelangelo to tap into a dynamic and select market.

“In return, visitors to the Bidvest Premier Lounges will be able to taste a selection of internationally awarded wines and spirits,” she says. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the South African wine and spirits industries to showcase their products, which are currently of the best standards in its history.”

Gavin Bell, CEO of Bidvest Premier Lounges, says this agreement places Bidvest Premier Lounges at the very top of airport-lounge offerings. “The Michelangelo brand is a welcome addition to the offerings visitors to Bidvest Premier Lounges have come to expect – we are very honoured to have Michelangelo on board in allowing us to give our customers an exceptional experience!

“And what better way of selecting the wine-offering our discerning clients deserve than from a list of Michelangelo Award winners,” he says. “All these wines have passed the rigorous testing of the Michelangelo international panel of judges and if it is good enough for them, it is good enough for Bidvest clients!”