Durbanville, South Africa, April 2024: Winemakers from South Africa’s premier cool-climate winemaking region of Durbanville will unveil the latest vintage of its collaborative Sauvignon Blanc within days – and it’s a keeper!

As with its previous two iterations, the 2024 Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc pooled the champion talents of the region’s renowned wine growers and winemakers. As such, it has become a South African super Sauvignon Blanc with the 2024 release raising the bar yet again.


An optimal growing season ahead of harvest ensured fruit was at its very best. In turn, the wine not only shines immediately when poured but will continue to develop character during extended maturation.

Its first big public showing will be at the Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée on May 3 – appropriately, when the world celebrates International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

 This year, a total of 10 wine farms contributed fruit from their best vineyards for its making.

The responsibility of making up the final blend revolves between contributors with Diemersdal –  one of the country’s most innovative and awarded Sauvignon Blanc makers – taking over from predecessor De Grendel.

Fruit was received from Diemersdal and De Grendel as well as Bloemendal, D’Aria, Durbanville Hills, Groot Phesantekraal, Klein Roosboom, Maastricht, Meerendal and Nitida.

“We’re very excited about this wine,” says Diemersdal’s Juandré Bruwer, who undertook the blend with Mari Branders. “The grapes were in top condition with higher acids and a low pH – ideal for producing a Sauvignon Blanc of this calibre.

“It was a real privilege to make this wine,” he added.

The collaborative project was inspired from decades of consistent recognition for the Durbanville Wine Valley’s excellence. “The Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc was chosen as the ideal vehicle to tell the story of our region, the worldclass quality of our wines and the shared vision of producers,” says Durbanville Wine Valley manager Natasha de Villiers.

The region’s global reputation particularly for Sauvignon Blanc was underscored last year when it was chosen as one of the hosts for the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon – the first time in history that the Sauvignon Blanc-focussed championship was held outside Europe.

The 2024 Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc sells for R120 and is available for purchase from the participating wineries.

More about the Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée

The Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée promises an exclusive tasting journey through Durbanville’s cool climate valley.

Discover the ageability of this variety with a special showcase of international selections and Sauvignon Blanc SA’s official Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs from 2020.

The Durbanville Sauvignon Soirée will also offer the opportunity to be the first to taste the highly anticipated 2024 Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc.


Event  and booking details

Date and time:                     3 May, 17:00 – 20:00

Venue:                                   Cassia, Nitida Wine Estate

Price:                                     R250 pp

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The price includes the tasting of 10 different producers’ Sauvignon Blanc; canapes by Cassia Restaurant; wines from France and Italy, and the Sauvignon Blanc Top 10; the Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc 2024 and live music.

To make a reservation for dinner at Cassia Restaurant, call: 021 976 0640.

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