South African wines shine at 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards

by | Jul 8, 2021 | Article, News

Results from the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, the 18th Decanter World Wine Awards, have been announced and South African wine producers managed to put in another stellar performance on the global stage.

Collectively, South Africa walked away with 1 Best in Show, 9 Platinum and 39 Gold Awards at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards. South Africa doubled its Platinum medal haul at DWWA 2021 with nine wines from across the Western Cape receiving 97 points, including a Chenin Blanc and a Pinotage, representing both of South Africa’s signature grapes at this high level.

The world’s largest wine competition saw its biggest year to date, with 18,094 wines tasted from 56 countries. Over 15 consecutive days in June, almost 170 expert wine judges, including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers, awarded 50 Best in Show, 179 Platinum, 635 Gold, 5,607 Silver and 8,332 Bronze medals.


The coveted Decanter Best in Show Award was bestowed to Cederberg Wines’ Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon.

South African Decanter Platinum winners include Constantia Glen 2017 Five, Delaire Graff 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Quoin Rock 2014 Black Series Brut, KWV 2017 The Mentors Perold, KWV 2019 Cathedral Cellar Sauvignon Blanc, Warwick 2018 Trilogy, Glen Carlou 2018 Collection Red Blend, Bellingham 2019 The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc, and Peter Falke 2017 Signature Kailani.

South African Decanter GOLD winners include Kleinood 2017 Tamboerskloof Syrah, Piekenierskloof 2020 Chardonnay, Saronsberg Cellar 2019 Full Circle, Saronsberg 2018 Seismic, Diemersdal 2020 The Journal Sauvignon Blanc, Diemersdal 2019 The Journal Pinotage, Quoin Rock 2019 Vine Dried, Diemersdal 2019 The Journal Cabernet Sauvignon, Laborie 2015 Blanc de Blancs, Tokara 2018 Director’s Reserve, Tokara 2018 Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, KWV 2018 The Mentors Grenache Blanc, KWV 2018 The Mentors Canvas, KWV 2018 The Mentors Pinotage, KWV 2019 The Mentors Chenin Blanc, Francois van Niekerk 2019 Pinotage, Klein Constantia 2017 Vin de Constance, Bouchard Finlayson 2019 Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir, Boschendal 2009 Jean Le Long Prestige Cuvée, Nederburg 2015 Private Bin R163 Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Villiera 2017 The Clan, Cederberg 2020 Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc, De Wetshof 2020 Lesca Chardonnay, Le Riche 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Spier 2018 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon, Babylonstoren 2015 Sprankel Brut, L’Avenir 2019 Single Block Chenin Blanc, Cederberg 2018 Shiraz, Babylonstoren 2018 Shiraz, Peter Falke 2016 Kanoa Exclusive Blend, Babylonstoren 2018 Nebukadnesar, Peter Falke 2020 PF Chardonnay, Stellenview Premium Wines 2017 Shiraz, Ridgeback 2017 His Master’s Choice Signature S, Rustenberg 2019 Five Soldiers Chardonnay, Paul Cluver 2018 Seven Flags Chardonnay, Hartenberg 2017 The Stork, Spier 2017 Creative Block 3 and De Wetshof 2018 Bateleur Chardonnay.

To view the SILVER and BRONZE winners, CLICK HERE.



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