Entries for the Best Value Wine Awards are open!

Due to popular demand, Winemag.co.za will now be convening regular tastings aimed at finding the best wines costing between R60 to R100 a bottle.

While South Africa’s top-end wines are undoubtedly excellent they are very often made in small batches and increasingly demand prices that mean that they must be reserved for special occasions. Our intention is therefore to identify great everyday drinking – wines which offer refreshment and flavour under ordinary circumstances, are widely available and don’t cost too much.

Minimum stock requirement is 300 six-bottle cases or 1800 bottles. Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel of experienced judges using the 100-point system.

The schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

MayChardonnay6 May22 May23 May11 June
MayPinotage6 May22 May23 May18 June
JuneShiraz3 June19 June20 June2 July
JuneChenin Blanc3 June19 June20 June16 July
JulyWhite Blends1 July17 July18 July6 August
JulyRed Blends1 July17 July18 July12 August
AugRosé5 August21 August22 August3 September
AugMerlot5 August21 August22 August10 September
SeptSauvignon Blanc2 September18 Sept19 Sept1 October
SeptCabernet Sauvignon2 September18 Sept19 Sept10 October

Call for entries are currently open for Chardonnay and Pinotage.