ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE WINNER ARCHIVE

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.

Winners

2009 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Altydgedacht Pinotage 2008 Durbanville Oliver Parker/Etienne Louw
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2007 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter/Anri Truter
Cathedral Cellar Pinotage 2006 Coastal Johan Fourie/Thys Loubser
Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2007 Worcester Gerhard Swart/Bruce Jack
Kanonkop Pinotage 2005 Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Longridge Pinotage 2007 Stellenbosch Clinton le Sueur
Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage 2007 Stellenbosch Hannes Louw/Danielle le Roux
Onyx Pinotage 2006 Darling Abé Beukes
Viljoensdrift River Grandeur 2008 Robertson Fred Viljoen
Windmeul Reserve Pinotage 2008 Paarl Francois van Niekerk

2008 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Anura Pinotage 2007 Paarl Carla Pauw/Johnnie Calitz
Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
Beyerskloof Reserve Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
Cloof Pinotage 2005 Darling Christopher van Dieren
DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch Daniël de Waal
Fairview Primo Pinotage 2007 Coastal region Anthony de Jager
Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage 2004 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Simonsig Red Hill Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch Debbie Thompson
Stellenzicht Cellarmaster’s Release 2005 Stellenbosch Guy Webber
Tukulu Pinotage 2006 Darling Samuel Viljoen

2007 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Bon Courage Pinotage 2006 Robertson Jacques Bruwer
Fantail Pinotage 2006 (Morgenhof Estate) Stellenbosch Jacques Cilliers
Fleur du Cap Pinotage 2005 Coastal region Justin Corrans
Four Paws Pinotage 2006 Piekenierskloof Anne Jakubiec
Marianne Estate Pinotage 2004 Paarl Stephan du Toit
Moreson Pinotage 2006 Coastal region Hannes Meyer
Pulpit Rock Pinotage 2005 Swartland Piet Kleinhans
Simonsig Red Hill Pinotage 2005 Stellenbosch Debbie Burden/Johan Malan
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2006 Stellenbosch Guy Webber
Windmeul Reserve Pinotage 2006 Paarl Francois van Niekerk

2006 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Allee Bleue Pinotage 2005 Piekenierskloof Gerda Willers
Boland Cellar Winemakers Selection 2004 Paarl Bernard Smuts
Camberley Pinotage 2005 Stellenbosch John Nel
Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve 2003 Stellenbosch IP Smit
Kanonkop Pinotage 2004 Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Morewag Pinotage 2002 Paarl Mark van Buuren
Pulpit Rock Pinotage 2004 Swartland Piet Kleinhans
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle 2005 Stellenbosch Guy Webber
Tukulu Papkuilsfontein Pinotage 2004 Darling Adrian Fry
Wellington Cellar Pinotage Reserve 2003 Wellington Koos Carstens/Gert Boerssen

2005 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Devon Hill Pinotage 2002 Stellenbosch Erhard Roux
Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2003 Wellington Bertus Fourie
Kanonkop Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Abrie Beeslaar
Klein Tulbagh Pinotage Reserve 2003 Tulbagh Elsabé le Roux
La Cave Pinotage 2004 Wellington André Swanepoel
Longridge Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Frans Smit/Kobie Viljoen
Manley Pinotage 2004 Tulbagh David Jordan
Simonsig Red Hill Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Debbie Burden
Somerbosch Pinotage 2004 Stellenbosch Marius Roux/Japie Roux
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Guy Webber

2004 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Origin Winemaker
Bay View Pinotage 2003 Coastal region Frans Smit/Kobie Viljoen
La Cave Pinotage 2003 Wellington Bennie Wannenburg
Laibach Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Stefan Dorst/Francois van Zyl
L’Avenir Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Môreson Pinotage 2003 Coastal region Jacques Wentzel
Raka Pinotage 2003 Klein River Teresa Fourie/Piet Dreyer
Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage 2001 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Sentinel Pinotage 2003 Stellenbosch Adele Dunbar
Spice Route Pinotage 2003 Swartland Charl du Plessis
Spier Private Collection 2002 Stellenbosch Frans Smit/Kobie Viljoen

2003 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Allée Bleue Pinotage 2002 Piekenierskloof Gerda Willers
Bellevue Pinotage 2002 Stellenbosch Wilhelm Kritzinger
De Waal Pinotage 2002 Stellenbosch Daniël de Waal
Graham Beck Old Road Pinotage 2002 Coastal region Charles Hopkins
La Cave Pinotage 2002 Wellington Bennie Wannenburg
L’Avenir Pinotage 2002 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Rijks Private Cellar Pinotage 2002 Tulbagh Pierre Wahl
Rooiberg Reserve Pinotage 2001 Robertson André van Dyk
Slaley Hunting Family Pinotage 2002 Stellenbosch Thierry Lesne/Shaun Turnbull
Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2001 Stellenbosch Guy Webber

2002 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Bellevue Pinotage 2001 Stellenbosch Dirkie Morkel
Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve 2001 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
De Waal (Uiterwyk) Pinotage 2001 Stellenbosch Daniël de Waal
La Cave Pinotage 2001 Wellington Bennie Wannenburg
Laibach Pinotage Unfiltered 2001 Stellenbosch Stefan Dorst/Francois van Zyl
L’Avenir Pinotage 2001 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Middelvlei Pinotage 2000 Stellenbosch Tinnie Momberg
Neethlingshof Lord Neethling 1999 Stellenbosch Philip Costandius
Tukulu Pinotage 2001 Groenekloof Wellington Metshane
Vlottenburg Pinotage 2001 Stellenbosch PG Slabbert

2001 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Delheim Pinotage 2000 Stellenbosch Conrad Vlok
Diemersfontein Pinotage 2001 Wellington Bertus Fourie
Kanonkop Pinotage 2000 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
L’Avenir Pinotage 2000 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Môreson Pinotage 2000 Coastal region Pierre Wahl
Neethlingshof Lord Neethling 1998 Stellenbosch Schalk vd Westhuizen
Rijk’s Private Cellar Pinotage 2000 Coastal region Charl du Plessis
Simonsig Red Hill Pinotage 1999 Stellenbosch Johan Malan
Tukulu Papkuilsfontein Pinotage 2000 Groenekloof Wellington Metshane
Uiterwyk Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage 2000 Stellenbosch Daniël de Waal

2000 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Avontuur Pinotage 1999 Stellenbosch Lizelle Gerber
Delheim Pinotage 1999 Wellington Philip Costandius
Groot Constantia Pinotage 1999 Constantia Bob de Villiers
Hidden Valley Pinotage 1998 Stellenbosch Jeremy Walker/Guy Webber
Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 1999 Stellenbosch Danie Steytler
Kanonkop Pinotage 1999 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
Lanzerac Pinotage 1998 Stellenbosch Jan de Waal
L’Avenir Pinotage 1999 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Neethlingshof Lord Neethling 1997 Stellenbosch Schalk vd Westhuizen
Tukulu Papkuilsfontein Pinotage 1999 Groenekloof Carmen Stevens

1999 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Clos Malverne Basket Pressed ’98 Stellenbosch IP Smit
Delheim Pinotage 1998 Stellenbosch Philip Costandius
Graham Beck Pinotage 1998 Coastal region Charles Hopkins
Groenekloof Pinotage 1998 Darling Abé Beukes
Hidden Valley Pinotage 1997 Stellenbosch Jeremy Walker
Kaapzicht Pinotage 1998 Stellenbosch Danie Steytler
Kanonkop Pinotage 1998 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
Mooiplaas Pinotage 1998 Bottelary Louis Roos
Neil Ellis Swansong Pinotage 1998 Stellenbosch Neil Ellis
Uiterwyk Top-of-the-Hill Pinotage 1997 Stellenbosch Daniël de Waal

1998 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker
Bellingham Spitz 1997 Paarl Charles Hopkins
Cathedral Cellar 1996 Coastal region Kosie Möller
Hidden Valley 1996 Stellenbosch Jeremy Walker
Jacobsdal Estate 1995 Stellenbosch Cornelis Dumas
Kaapzicht Estate 1997 Stellenbosch Danie Steytler
Kanonkop Estate 1997 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
L’Avenir Estate 1997 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Southern Right 1997 Western Cape Kevin Grant
Uiterwyk Top of the Hill 1996 Stellenbosch Daniël de Waal
Vlottenburg 1997 Stellenbosch Kowie du Toit

1997 ABSA TOP 10 PINOTAGE

Wine Wine origin Winemaker 
Bellingham Spitz 1996 Paarl Charles Hopkins
Beyerskloof 1996 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
Clos Malverne Reserve 1996 Stellenbosch Seymour Pritchard
Grangehurst 1995 Stellenbosch Jeremy Walker
Jacobsdal Estate 1994 Stellenbosch Cornelis Dumas
Kaapzicht Estate 1996 Stellenbosch Danie Steytler
Kanonkop Estate 1995 Stellenbosch Beyers Truter
L’Avenir Estate 1996 Stellenbosch Francois Naudé
Rooiberg 1995 Vinkrivier Tommy Loftus
Swartland Reserve 1996 Swartland Andries Blake

Winners

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