The South African Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. Participating regions include Robertson, Worcester/Breedekloof, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Oranje-Vaal, Olifants River, Swartland and Little Karoo.
A total of 1 868 rising stars of the 2016 vintage are competing for top honours in the SA Young Wine Show taste-off at the Nederburg Auction Complex in Paarl this week (25-29 July).
The South African Young Wine Show is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and is probably one of the oldest wine shows in the world. The competition’s two most coveted trophies are awarded for the overall champion young wine and the highest score for five best.
The mission of the Show is to judge the quality of wines that are still in their infancy, and have some way to go before they are bottled. Recognition can then be given to the production capabilities of a wine cellar.
Presented annually by the SANWSA, the objective is to identify exciting new voices from within and outside the industry that can communicate an original and innovative message to raise public interest in wine and the responsible use thereof.
|Closing date for entries at regions||22 June 2016|
|SANWSA||7 July 2016|
|Delivery of samples to the regions||18 July 2016|
|Delivery of samples to the SANWSA||19 July 2016|
|Judging||25 - 29 July 2016|
|SA Young Wine awards function||19 August 2016|
The mission of the South African Young Wine Show is to judge the quality of wines that are still in their infancy, i.e. within the year of production – and have some way to go before they are finally bottled. In this way, the industry can give recognition to the production capabilities of a wine cellar.