Shiraz Challenge – Awards

The twelve winning Shiraz wines and three Shiraz Blends are announced at an illustrious Awards Function.
The event is preceded by a tasting of all the finalists and attended not only by producers but also VIP’s, members of the media and wine industry organizations.

The competition is sponsored by Vinventions South Africa who has been a partner of Shiraz SA since the inception of the Challenge in 2013.

PREVIOUS WINNERS
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SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2019

Strandveld First Sighting Shiraz 2017
Driehoek Shiraz 2017
Wellington Wines La Cave Shiraz 2017
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2015
Rhebokskloof Black Marble Hill Syrah 2016
Driehoek Shiraz 2016
Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2016
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2016
Neethlingshof Shiraz 2015
Stellenview Kruger Family Reserve Shiraz 2016
Babylonstoren Shiraz 2017

Shiraz blends:

Babylonstoren Babel 2017
Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Bismarck 2017
Eikendal Charisma 2017

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2017

Cederberg Shiraz 2015
D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2015
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2014
Fairview Beacon Shiraz 2014
Fairview Swartland Shiraz 2014
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2013
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2015
La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015
Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2015
Saronsberg Shiraz 2015
Strandveld Syrah 2013
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2015

Shiraz blends:

Bellingham The Bernard Series SMV 2014
Rustenberg Stellenbosch RM Nicholson 2015
Saronsberg Full Circle 2015

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2015

Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013
Cederberg Shiraz 2013
Uva Mira D.W. Syrah 2013
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2012
Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2013
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2012
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2013
La Vigne Single Vineyard Shiraz 2007
Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2011
Strandveld First Sighting Shiraz 2012
Driehoek Shiraz 2012
Van Loveren Christina van Loveren Shiraz 2013

Shiraz blends:

KWV The Mentors Canvas 2013
Saronsberg Full Circle 2012
Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2013
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2012

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2013

Stark-Condé Three Pines Syrah 2010
Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz 2011
Driehoek Shiraz 2010
Rooiberg Shiraz Reserve 2010
Laborie Jean Taillefert 2011
Boschkloof Syrah 2010
Landskroon Paul de Villiers Shiraz 2011
D’Aria SV Shiraz 2010
Rainbow’s End Shiraz 2011
La Bri Syrah 2010
Boschkloof Syrah 2011
Robertson Winery Constitution Road Shiraz 2010

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2020

SHIRAZ
KOELFONTEIN SHIRAZ 2017
KUNJANI SHIRAZ 2015
FLAGSTONE DARK HORSE SHIRAZ 2016
TRIZANNE RESERVE SHIRAZ 2018
BENGUELA COVE ESTATE SYRAH 2018
WILDEBERG RED 2019
LOMOND ESTATE SHIRAZ 2018
LEEUWENKUIL FAMILY VINEYARDS SHIRAZ 2017
SARONSBERG SHIRAZ 2018
OLD ROAD WINE CO PEPPER WIND SYRAH 2017
BABYLONSTOREN SHIRAZ 2018
DE GRENDEL ELIM SHIRAZ 2018

SHIRAZ BLENDS
SARONSBERG FULL CIRCLE 2018
STRANDVELD THE NAVIGATOR 2017
BABYLONSTOREN BABEL 2018

SHIRAZ ROSé
POLKADRAAI ROSÉ 2020

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2018

Alvi’s Drift Signature Shiraz 2016
Babylonstoren Shiraz 2015
Bloemendal Syrah 2013
Boschkloof Louis 57 Syrah 2016
D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2016
De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016
Diemersfontein Shiraz 2017
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2015
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2015
Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2014
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2016
Wellington Wines La Cave Shiraz 2016

Shiraz blends:

Babylonstoren Babel 2016
Saronsberg Full Circle 2015
Spier Creative Block 3 2015

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2016

Alto Shiraz 2013
Babylonstoren Shiraz 2014
Cederberg Shiraz 2014
DeMorgenzon Reserve Syrah 2014
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2013
Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2013
KWV Laborie Limited Collection Shiraz 2014
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2013
Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2013
Saronsberg Shiraz 2014
Strandveld Syrah 2012
Windmeul Shiraz Reserve 2013

Shiraz blends:

Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Limited Release Red Blend 2012
Eikendal Charisma 2013
Middelvlei Momberg 2013

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2014

Black Elephant Vintners Amistad Syrah 2012
Boschkloof Syrah 2012
Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2011
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2012
Fairview The Beacon Shiraz 2011
Hartenberg Shiraz 2010
Jordan The Prospectors Syrah 2012
Cederberg Shiraz 2011
KWV Abraham Perold Insignis 2012
Oldenburg Syrah 2011
Boschkloof Louis 57 Syrah 2012
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2012

This year saw the introduction of a category for Shiraz blends and the following wines were announced the winners:

Boschendal 1685 S & M 2012
Eikendal Charisma 2012
Guardian Peak Summit 2012
Rickety Bridge Foundation stone 2012

PREVIOUS WINNERS
_____

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2020

SHIRAZ
KOELFONTEIN SHIRAZ 2017
KUNJANI SHIRAZ 2015
FLAGSTONE DARK HORSE SHIRAZ 2016
TRIZANNE RESERVE SHIRAZ 2018
BENGUELA COVE ESTATE SYRAH 2018
WILDEBERG RED 2019
LOMOND ESTATE SHIRAZ 2018
LEEUWENKUIL FAMILY VINEYARDS SHIRAZ 2017
SARONSBERG SHIRAZ 2018
OLD ROAD WINE CO PEPPER WIND SYRAH 2017
BABYLONSTOREN SHIRAZ 2018
DE GRENDEL ELIM SHIRAZ 2018

SHIRAZ BLENDS
SARONSBERG FULL CIRCLE 2018
STRANDVELD THE NAVIGATOR 2017
BABYLONSTOREN BABEL 2018

SHIRAZ ROSé
POLKADRAAI ROSÉ 2020

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2019

Strandveld First Sighting Shiraz 2017
Driehoek Shiraz 2017
Wellington Wines La Cave Shiraz 2017
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2015
Rhebokskloof Black Marble Hill Syrah 2016
Driehoek Shiraz 2016
Quoin Rock Shiraz 2015
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2016
Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2016
Neethlingshof Shiraz 2015
Stellenview Kruger Family Reserve Shiraz 2016
Babylonstoren Shiraz 2017

Shiraz blends:

Babylonstoren Babel 2017
Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Bismarck 2017
Eikendal Charisma 2017

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2018

Alvi’s Drift Signature Shiraz 2016
Babylonstoren Shiraz 2015
Bloemendal Syrah 2013
Boschkloof Louis 57 Syrah 2016
D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2016
De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016
Diemersfontein Shiraz 2017
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2015
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2015
Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2014
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2016
Wellington Wines La Cave Shiraz 2016

Shiraz blends:

Babylonstoren Babel 2016
Saronsberg Full Circle 2015
Spier Creative Block 3 2015

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2017

Cederberg Shiraz 2015
D’Aria The Soprano Shiraz 2015
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2014
Fairview Beacon Shiraz 2014
Fairview Swartland Shiraz 2014
Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2013
KWV Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2015
La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015
Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2015
Saronsberg Shiraz 2015
Strandveld Syrah 2013
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2015

Shiraz blends:

Bellingham The Bernard Series SMV 2014
Rustenberg Stellenbosch RM Nicholson 2015
Saronsberg Full Circle 2015

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2016

Alto Shiraz 2013
Babylonstoren Shiraz 2014
Cederberg Shiraz 2014
DeMorgenzon Reserve Syrah 2014
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2013
Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2013
KWV Laborie Limited Collection Shiraz 2014
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2013
Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2013
Saronsberg Shiraz 2014
Strandveld Syrah 2012
Windmeul Shiraz Reserve 2013

Shiraz blends:

Alvi’s Drift Albertus Viljoen Limited Release Red Blend 2012
Eikendal Charisma 2013
Middelvlei Momberg 2013

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2015

Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013
Cederberg Shiraz 2013
Uva Mira D.W. Syrah 2013
Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2012
Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2013
Wildekrans Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2012
Groot Constantia Shiraz 2013
La Vigne Single Vineyard Shiraz 2007
Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2011
Strandveld First Sighting Shiraz 2012
Driehoek Shiraz 2012
Van Loveren Christina van Loveren Shiraz 2013

Shiraz blends:

KWV The Mentors Canvas 2013
Saronsberg Full Circle 2012
Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2013
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2012

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2014

Black Elephant Vintners Amistad Syrah 2012
Boschkloof Syrah 2012
Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2011
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2012
Fairview The Beacon Shiraz 2011
Hartenberg Shiraz 2010
Jordan The Prospectors Syrah 2012
Cederberg Shiraz 2011
KWV Abraham Perold Insignis 2012
Oldenburg Syrah 2011
Boschkloof Louis 57 Syrah 2012
Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz 2012

This year saw the introduction of a category for Shiraz blends and the following wines were announced the winners:

Boschendal 1685 S & M 2012
Eikendal Charisma 2012
Guardian Peak Summit 2012
Rickety Bridge Foundation stone 2012

SHIRAZ SA CHALLENGE 2013

Stark-Condé Three Pines Syrah 2010
Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz 2011
Driehoek Shiraz 2010
Rooiberg Shiraz Reserve 2010
Laborie Jean Taillefert 2011
Boschkloof Syrah 2010
Landskroon Paul de Villiers Shiraz 2011
D’Aria SV Shiraz 2010
Rainbow’s End Shiraz 2011
La Bri Syrah 2010
Boschkloof Syrah 2011
Robertson Winery Constitution Road Shiraz 2010