ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

The Pinotage Association organises the Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition for the advancement and promotion of wine made from Pinotage grapes. The aim of the annual competition is to identify ten Pinotage wines which will serve as benchmark for the development of distinctive South African Pinotage, and illustrate the uniqueness of Pinotage in the international wine world. Various promotional opportunities for the winning wines and their winemakers are available and media releases and advertorials are facilitated by the Pinotage Association during the six months following the announcement of the results.

Important Dates

3 Jun 2019 | Closing date for entries
14 Jun 2019 | Closing date for late entries
13 & 14 Jun 2019 | Delivery of samples
9 – 12 Jul 2019 | Judging of wines
14 Aug 2019 | Award ceremony at Boschendal Estate

ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

RULES (.doc – 243kb)
ENTRY FORM (.doc – 170kb)

Winners

2019 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Anura Pinotage Reserve 2016 Simonsberg-Paarl Stander Maass
Badsberg Pinotage 2018 Breedekloof Henri Swiegers
Beyerskloof Winemaker’s Reserve Pinotage 2017 Stellenbosch Anri Truter
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2018 Durbanville Thys Louw
Fleur du Cap Series Privée Pinotage 2016 Coastal Region Pieter Badenhorst
Kanonkop Pinotage 2015 Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Survivor Pinotage 2017 Swartland Ben Snyman
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2017 Stellenbosch Debbie Thompson
Vondeling Bowwood Pinotage 2016 Voor Paardeberg Matthew Copeland
Wildekrans Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve 2016 Botrivier Braam Gericke

2018 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Allée Bleue Black Series Old Vine Pinotage 2016 Piekenierskloof Van Zyl du Toit
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2015 Stellenbosch Anri Truter
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2017 Durbanville Thys Louw
Fairview Primo Pinotage 2016 Paarl Anthony de Jager
Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2016 Breedekloof Gerhard Swart
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2015 Bottelary-Stellenbosch Danie Steytler
Kanonkop Pinotage 2013 Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2016 Stellenbosch Danie van Tonder
Môreson The Widow Maker Pinotage 2015 Stellenbosch Clayton Reabow
Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2014 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl

2017 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Origin Winemaker
Delheim Pinotage 2012 Simonsberg/Stellenbosch Altus Treurnicht
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Reserve Pinotage 2015 Wellington Francois Roode
Flagstone Writer’s Block Single Vineyard Pinotage 2015 Breedekloof Gerhard Swart
Kanonkop Pinotage 2012 Simonsberg/Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Lanzerac Pionier Pinotage 2014 Jonkershoek Valley Stellenbosch Wynand Lategan
Moreson MKM Pinotage 2015 Stellenbosch Clayton Reabow
Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage 2015 Stellenbosch Warren Ellis
Stellenbosch Vineyards Bushvine Pinotage 2015 Stellenbosch Abraham de Villiers
Wellington La Cave Pinotage 2016 Wellington Chris Smit/Francois van Niekerk
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2015 Paarl/Coastal Abraham van Heerden

2016 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2015 Durbanville Thys Louw
Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage 2014 Breedekloof Gerhard Swart
Fleur du Cap Pinotage Unfiltered 2014 Western Cape Pieter Badenhorst
Kanonkop Pinotage 2010 Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Knorhoek Two Cubs Pinotage 2015 Stellenbosch Barry van Niekerk
KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2013 Coastal Johann Fourie
L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2014 Stellenbosch Dirk Coetzee
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Pinotage 2014 Paarl Albertus Louw
Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2013 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Rooiberg Winery Reserve Pinotage 2015 Robertson Andre Scriven

2015 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Altydgedacht Pinotage 2013 Durbanville Etienne Louw
Ayama Pinotage 2013 Voor Paardeberg Michela Dalpiaz
Diemerdal Pinotage Reserve 2014 Durbanville Thys Louw
Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2013 Breedekloof Gerhard Swart
Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013 Constantia Boela Gerber
Kanonkop Pinotage 2012 Simonsberg Abrie Beeslaar
Neethlingshof Estate Pinotage 2014 Stellenbosch De Wet Viljoen
Overhex Wines International Survivor Pinotage 2014 Swartland Willie Malan
Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2011 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2014 Coastal Abraham van Heerden/Andri le Roux

2014 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Allée Bleue Pinotage 2012 Franschhoek Van Zyl du Toit
Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage 2013 Coastal Niel Groenewald
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2011 Stellenbosch Anri Truter
Delheim Vera Cruz Estate Pinotage 2012 Simonsberg, Stellenbosch Reg Holder
Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2013 Durbanville Thys Louw/Mari Branders
Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2010 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Simonsig Pinotage Redhill 2012 Stellenbosch Johan Malan/Debbie Thompson
Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2012 Stellenbosch Frans Smit/Johan Jordaan
Wildekrans Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve 2012 Botrivier William Wilkinson
Windmeul Pinotage Reserve 2013 Coastal Francois van Niekerk

2013 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Anura Pinotage Reserve 2011 Simonsberg/Paarl Johnnie Calitz
The Back Roads Pinotage 2012 Wellington Jacques Wentzel
Diemersdal Pinotage 2012 Durvanville Thys Louw
L’Avenir Pinotage 2012 Stellenbosch Dirk Coetzee
Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2012 Stellenbosch Danielle Le Roux
Manley Pinotage 2011 Tulbagh Stefan Hartmann
Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2009 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Rooiberg Winery Pinotage Reserve 2012 Robertson Andre Scriven
Jonathan Ridge Pinotage 2010 Walker Bay Tariro Masayiti
Wildekrans Pinotage 2011 Botrivier William Wilkinson

2012 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Altydgedacht Pinotage 2011 Durbanville Etienne Louw
Diemersdal Pinotage 2011 Durbanville Thys Louw
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2011 Durbanville Wilhelm Coetzee
Painted Wolf Guillermo Pinotage 2009 Swartland Jeremy Borg
Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage 2008 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage 2010 Stellenbosch Debbie Thompson
Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2010 Stellenbosch Frans Smit
Swartland Bush Vine Pinotage 2010 Swartland Andries Blake
Wellington Wines La Cave Pinotage 2010 Wellington Hugo Truter
Windmeul  Reserve Pinotage 2011 Paarl Francois van Niekerk

2011 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Beyerskloof Reserve Pinotage 2008 Stellenbosch Anri Truter
Diemersdal Reserve Pinotage 2010 Durbanville Thys Louw/Mari vd Merwe
Fairview Primo Pinotage 2009 Coastal Region Anthony de Jager
Kanonkop Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
KWV The Mentor’s Pinotage 2009 Stellenbosch Johann Fourie
Laibach Pinotage 2010 Simonsberg Francois van Zyl
Rijk’s  Pinotage 2007 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Meerkat Pinotage 2009 Wellington Jacques Wentzel
Naledi Pinotage 2009 Stellenbosch Johan Jordaan
Windmeul Reserve 2010 Paarl Francois van Niekerk

2010 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Altydgedacht Pinotage 2009 Durbanville Etienne Louw
Anura Reserve Pinotage 2008 Paarl Johnnie Calitz
Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2008 Stellenbosch Phelia Burger
Fairview Pinotage 2009 Coastal Region Billy Lambrechts
Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2008 Breedekloof Gerhard Swart
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2007 Stellenbosch Melina Jost
Rijk’s Reserve Pinotage 2006 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Welbedacht Estate Pinotage 2008 Wellington Mariëtte Coetzee
Die Laan Pinotage 2008 Stellenbosch RF Wassung
Wildekrans Barrel Selection Pinotage 2008 Walker Bay Botrivier Melissa Naudé

Winners

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