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The 2016 Gold Wine Awards

More than 90% of all wines produced, fall in the price category of R100 or less per bottle. The Gold Wine Awards is a consumer judged competition that evaluates wines in this price bracket, and awards the wines that are excellent value for money. There is very little to guide consumers to the best value for money wines, especially in the lower price categories. Gold Wine Awards identifies worthy wines to give sales a boost while helping the consumer make better buying decisions.

The Cape Wine Academy as logistical partner of Gold Wine Awards, selected consumers who are qualified tasters or Cape Wine Academy graduates. The wine judges had their work cut out to work through a mountain of wine on Friday August 12th. The results of the tasting were statistically linked to the price of the wine to determine which wine was real value for money. It was found that if wine tasters knew the price of a wine they would become prejudiced. Cheaper wines would be scored down and expensive wines would be tasted more critically. Throughout the double blind-tasting, the tasters did not know the identity or price of the wine.

Our Wines
Swartland Winemakers Collection Chenin Blanc 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Chardonnay 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Blanc de Noir 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Pinotage 2015 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Merlot 2015 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Bukettraube 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Tinta Barocca 2015 - Gold
Swartland Winery Reserve Pinotage 2015 - Gold
Swartland Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 - Gold
Swartland Contours Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winery Cape Vintage 2010 - Gold
Swartland Winery Cape Ruby (NV) - Gold
Swartland Winery Red Muscadel (NV) - Gold

Swartland visiting Asia

Morne le Roux (General manager) and Sean Nieuwoudt (Marketing manager) recently visited Hong Kong, China and Taiwan to expand business relationship and interests in Asia and surrounding areas. The trip was highly successful as potential new markets like Taiwan, Vietnam and Japan was identified for possible sales in collaboration with various new business partners.

Swartland winery, via our agents in China, attended the annual Food and drinks fair for 2016 in Fuzhou to increase awareness of the brand and generate possible sales. The trip had numerous positives and hopefully this will translate to extra sales for Asia pacific region.

Swartland Winery Braai Competition

Thank you to each and everyone who entered the Swartland Winery Braai competition – we appreciate your loyal support!

Congratulations to all our lucky winners!

Eurika Barnard won a weber
Charlene Verster won a weber
Annelize Mostert won wine
Helene van Wyk won wine
Naas Viljoen won wine (sweet..check the pose.. :)

Swartland Winery introduces unusual varieties to its portfolio

I remember Swartland Wines from way back when. In the late 1980s we used to drink their Tinta Barocca and it was the go to wine for making sauces in our restaurants too.

They continue with the most exciting wine trends in South African, the consumption of single variety bottlings of unusual grape varieties – notably Rhône-style white and red wines, made from old or dryland vines.

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Swartland Winery's Winemaker's Collection

Launching Our New Labels

The Swartland Limited Reserve and Winemaker’s Collection
was officially launched en dof 2015, and availabe on shelves
from 2016.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


1. The UK “Sommelier Wine Awards” selected only
13 wines in the world for "Critics Choice Trophies".

Our Limited Release Viognier 2015 won one of these Trophies as well as a Gold Medal.

The Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 won a silver award.

Our Limited Release Mourvèdre 2012 also received a prestigious silver award.

2. Wine Merchant Top 100 competition

Again our Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2012 came out tops as highly commended!