Neck to neck or is it bottle to bottle – so fierce is the battle between the top 20 finalists in this year's Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 competition. The top 20 candidates include eleven wines from the 2020 vintage versus nine from the 2021 vintage. On top of that, the top 20 wines originate from many diverse wine regions. Several wines appear for the first time on the list of top 20 finalists representing innovation and diversity in the styles of Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa.

A dedicated focus on Sauvignon Blanc as a pure expression of Steenberg terroir spanning over 30 years, has been rewarded with international acclaim in Tim Atkin’s South Africa 2021 Special Report.

Steenberg Vineyards is synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc offering diverse wines of great complexity and individual representations of the farm’s unique sense of place in the Constantia Valley.

Constantia Glen wines have excelled with four Bordeaux-style blends scoring 92 points or more in the highly respected Tim Atkin South Africa 2021 Special Report.

The highest scores of 93/100 were awarded to three Constantia Glen flagship red and white blends. Both the 2017 and 2018 vintages of the Constantia Glen FIVE, are top scorers amongst the reds, while the Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend, Constantia Glen TWO 2019 was the top achieving white wine.

South Africa, Durbanville, May 2021: Break away to drink, dine and discover one of the Cape’s most exciting destinations – Cape Town’s northern vineyard at Durbanville, just 20 minutes from the CBD. This is the invitation of the revitalized Durbanville Wine Valley (DWV). “Durbanville has always been popular with visitors, from day-trippers to travellers eager to experience a little more of the Cape. With spacious rural destinations being safer alternatives for near-home getaways, Durbanville is once again front of mind – and for good reason,” says newly appointed DWV manager Natasha de Villiers.

Rocking Back-To-Back Double Gold medals

#LoveLARGE this Valentine’s Day and enjoy FAT bastard Rosé with audaciously delicious Vanilla French Toast!

FAT bastard wines are ‘tickled pink’ that their well-loved FAT bastard Rosé was honoured with a Double Gold medal, for the second year in a row, at the 2020 Rosé Rocks competition. Rosé Rocks is South Africa’s first dedicated rosé wine competition which seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé category.