The South African Young Wine Show
Die Suid-Afrikaanse Jongwynskou

About SA Young Wine Show

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The South African Young Wine Show dating back to 1833 – presented annually by the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) – gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase their best wines of their current vintage.

SA Young Wine History


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.

Young Wine Show Judging


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.

Writers Competition

New Wine Writers Competition

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.

Important Dates

Closing date for entries at regions
21 June 2025
Closing date for entries at SANWSA
5 July 2024
Delivery of samples to the regions
15 July 2024
Delivery of samples to the SANWSA
16 July 2024
22 - 26 July 2024
SA Young Wine Show Awards function
23 August 2024

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