Shiraz SA Awards 2018

Shiraz SA Awards

This year marked the 10th anniversary of Shiraz SA. Shiraz SA is the official association for all producers of Shiraz in South Africa. This was also the 6th year of the Shiraz Challenge. The Shiraz SA Awards are to recognise the top 12 submitted wines. These were judged by a panel of 6 people who tasted different wines at the same time. There was no discussion between them and the results were audited.


Rheboksloof Hosted The Shiraz SA Awards

Shiraz Finalists

Over a period of 3 days the following wines were tasted and selected as finalists.

  • Alto Shiraz 2016
  • Alvi’s Drift Signature Shiraz 2016
  • Babylonstoren Shiraz 2016
  • Bizoe Estalet Syrah 2015
  • Bloemendal Syrah 2013
  • Boschkloof Louis 57 Syrah 2016
  • D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2016
  • De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016
  • Diemersdal Shiraz 2016
  • Diemersfontein Shiraz 2017
  • Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2015
  • Ernie Els The Proprietor’s Syrah 2015
  • Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2014
  • Groot Constantia Shiraz 2015
  • KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2015
  • Lomond Conebush Syrah 2015
  • Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2014
  • Plaisir de Merle Shiraz 2015
  • Rooiberg Shiraz Reserve 2016
  • Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Syrah 2015
  • Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2016
  • Saronsberg Shiraz 2016
  • Stark-Condé Three Pines Syrah 2015
  • Wellington La Cave Shiraz 2016
  • Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2015

Canapés Shiraz SA Awards 2018

Shiraz Blend Finalists
  • Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Bismarck 2015
  • Babylonstoren Babel 2016
  • Guardian Peak Summit 2015
  • KWV Dr Charles Niehaus Roodeberg 2016
  • KWV The Mentors Canvas 2014
  • Lomond SMV Belladonna 2016
  • Ridgeback His Master’s Choice Signature 2015
  • Saronsberg Full Circle 2016
  • Spier Creative Block 3 2015
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Shiraz/Merlot/Viognier 2015

Wines in red were the ones we tasted before the awards ceremony. Those in bold were considered the winners.


Slow Braised Springbok Shank

The awards ceremony and lunch

We started off with canapés in the garden of Rhebokskloof Wine Estate which was hosting the Shiraz SA Awards. This was followed by a sit down lunch which included the awards ceremony. For starters we had a broccoli and blue cheese soup. This was followed by slow braised Springbok shank in order to promote the 7 days of Shiraz and Venison which took place from the 11th to the 17th of June. Dessert was a death by chocolate tart with a raspberry cream.

Death By Chocolate Tart

Disclosure:  I was invited to the Shiraz SA Awards. I was not asked to write a blog post about the event. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

Take a look at what was previously posted on Lavender and Lime on June 27:

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