Bonnievale Wines stood proud among the medal-winners at the esteemed Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, announced this week. Most notably, the championship’s panel of experts pointed out the exceptional quality of its wines that Bonnievale makes available at accessible prices.
This year saw the assessment of 747 wines from 161 producers across South Africa.
Reaffirming the quality of winemaking and diversity of excellent terroir, the Bonnievale The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2020 won a Silver medal and rated by the judges as “excellent, wine of distinction”.
The Bonnievale The River Collection Shiraz 2017, Bonnievale The River Collection Merlot 2017 and Bonnievale Limited Release Chardonnay 2019 were acknowledged by the judges as “good to very good, fine character”.
The Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot were singled out for their outstanding quality to price ratio, an accolade awarded to medallists priced at under R90per 750ml bottle for white wines and under R105 per 750ml for red. At R59/bottle from the winery, the Bonnievale Sauvignon Blanc 2020 was the best performer in the Silver category by far with the closest competitor selling at R90/bottle.