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Judging is performed by a panel of experts who are regularly exposed to all the wines from our districts.

The experienced panel initially taste blind to test quality and then rank entrants in the finals where the regional winners compete.

“Because it’s all about terroir, the wines are judged according to quality combined with distinctive characteristics created by the soil and climate in the specific area. It was clear that the winemakers did a lot of work with these wines to portray their origin without sacrificing quality. Only the terrain and a dedicated viticulturist and winemaker can produce these results,” Charl Theron

Dave Hughes

Jeff Grier (Convenor) - Cape Wine Master/Cellarmaster Villiera

Dave Hughes

Anton Swarts - Cape Wine Master/Senior Winemaker Spier

David Biggs

Sandile Mkhwanazi - Winemaker/Viticulturist Nantes Estate

Guy Webeer

Narina Cloete - Winemaker Blaauwklippen

Karen Glanfield

David Biggs - Wine Writer