Checkers Nedbank Green Wine Give Away

I have one bottle of organic wine to give away, thanks to Checkers South Africa. I also have two bottles of wine to taste at home and I cannot wait to get them open.

Information from the official media release:
Eco-friendly, sustainably aware, socially conscious and fine wines is the order of the day. Sustainable wine-making is more than a buzzword; it’s an environmental philosophy that aims to transform a successful wine industry into one where man and nature thrive. Local wine farms have listened and it’s this commitment to greener wine production and sustainable farming practices that was celebrated at the Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2013. The winners were announced on 17 October at Moyo restaurant in the 100-year-old Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town.

The Green Wines were judged in two categories, which received 133 entries: the Best Wines made from Organically Grown Grapes (this included biodynamic wines), and the Best wines certified under the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative. These wines went through a blind judging process by a panel led by internationally experienced Fiona McDonald, where it was emphasised that consumers expect green wines to deliver on quality. As one panellist commented, ‘Nowadays these wines are working on merit, not because they are green, BWI or organic. Diners might order the first bottle because of the organic novelty value, but the second bottle is sent for because they enjoyed drinking the first.’

Winning Wines
Best wines made from Organically Grown Grapes
Best Wine Overall – Laibach Woolworths Merlot 2012
Best Red – Laibach Woolworths Merlot 2012
Best White – Waverley Hills Viognier Semillon Chardonnay 2011
Bloggers’ Choice – Waverley Hills Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2010
Best Value – Org de Rac Unwooded Chardonnay 2013
Best Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Wines
Best Wine Overall – Paul Cluver Gewürztraminer 2012
Best Red – Uitkyk Estate Carlonet 2009
Best White – Paul Cluver Gewürztraminer 2012
Bloggers’ Choice – Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2011
Best Value – Backsberg Tread Lightly Chenin Blanc 2012
Best Farming Practises Winners
Overall Winner – Delheim
Runner-up – La Motte
Best Contribution to Conservation – Delheim
Best Contribution to Farming Practices and Production Integrity – Bartinney
Best (Sustainable) Contribution to Tourism – La Motte
Best Contribution to Community Development – Delheim

How to enter to win the Checkers Nedbank green wine give away:

Competition now closed!

Conditions of entry:

  • the wine will be sent to you from the PR agency
  • the prize is one bottle of organic wine and it may not be exchanged for cash 
  • you may enter as many times as you like
  • entries close at midnight on the 1st of December
  • I will choose the winner of the wine at random
  • I will inform the winner by email. I will send one email only and if the winner does not respond within 24 hours I will choose another winner
  • I will not be responsible for the quality of the product you receive
  • Entry is only open to South African residents

Disclosure: I was sent two bottles of wine as a gift from Checkers. I was not required to do a give away. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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5 thoughts on “Checkers Nedbank Green Wine Give Away

  1. I would like to have a calories checker sheet..So I can see how many calories I have per day..

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    1. I am sure you can find many on line!

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  2. I always used to be a white winer but this year I have been enjoying reds a lot more.
    Have a super weekend Tandy and enjoy tasting those wines.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. thank you for entering Mandy!

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