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2021 National Wine Challenge Results


We are extremely honoured and excited to have so many of our collection awarded by this prestigious wine competition. The National Wine Challenge, incorporating Top 100 SA Wines, is the premier fine-wine-only wine competition in SA and our results are as follow:

Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class

Rietvallei Red Muscadel 2018

Top 100 & Double Platinum awards

Rietvallei Red Muscadel  2018

Rietvallei Estéanna Sauvignon Blanc  2020

Rietvallei Estéanna Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot  2016

Rietvallei 1908 Red Muscadel  2018

Double Gold awards

Rietvallei Dark Cin 2019

Double Silver awards

Rietvallei Estate  2016

Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay  2020

According to Robin von Holdt, CEO of Buybetterwine.com,  strong competition worldwide remains on the attack, but it is obvious for now that ascendancy for SA fine wine remains the current trajectory.  “Covid 19 and the knock-on implications both financially and with regards to trade have been hugely damaging in many ways.  Suffice to say that the industry has been dealt a number of blows… Fortunately, the wine industry culture is resilient and is one of hard, enthusiastic work together with a life-long commitment.  Because of these characteristics, the future is secure.  The path to achieving this however remains difficult for many. Thus, we too continue our justified and committed praise of SA’s fine wines at all opportunities and in all situations.”


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