Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville underscored its status as one of South Africaโ€™s leading Sauvignon Blanc producers by securing a Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 award for the seventh consecutive year. At the recent announcement of the annual FNB Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10, an annual competition aimed at recognizing the best Sauvignon Blanc wines in the country, Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2023 saw this sixth-generation estate claim one of the coveted Top 10 slots.

No fancy stuff this time. After winning four Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards in a row with its revolutionary Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville this year nabbed its fifth consecutive Top 10 Award with the Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2021.

From 2017 to 2020, Diemersdal's Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards went to the Winter Ferment, a unique wine made from Sauvignon Blanc juice frozen at harvest and fermented six months later, a process leading to a distinctive tropical fruit profile. At this year's Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition, it was the estate's Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2021 that took the laurels, a wine made to minimum intervention principles with the sole aim of expressing the terroir of Diemersdal's Durbanville location.