Shiraz SA Challenge 2018


This year we are not only celebrating the sixth year of the Shiraz Challenge, we are also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Shiraz SA. It is amazing to think that, after kicking off in 2008 with a mere 25 members, this cultivar organisation today serves more than 200 producers. Vinventions and Berthomieu/Ermitage are proud to have been associated with Shiraz SA and its activities for the past five years. We wish them only the best for the future! Congratulations to the producers of the twelve Shiraz and three Shiraz blend winners. The line-up, representing so many different regions and styles, is impressive and a reflection of the quality Shiraz delivers in South Africa. A competition such as this cannot take place without a panel of judges that have to evaluate the entries. We pay tribute to the seven judges for the three days they spent tasting and re-tasting to ensure they come up with the best possible results. And we simply cannot ignore the input from Stellenbosch University with the new judging system that was implemented this year. Their support to ensure each wine is judged fairly and without bias was of immeasurable value. And to all consumers, we just know you are going to be blown away with 2018’s Shiraz stars!

Johan Conradie VINVENTIONS

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