SA Young Wine Champions 2014

Pics from the South African Young Wine Awards - held on Friday 22 August at Grand West in Cape Town. Boland Cellar won the General Smuts Trophy for their Chenin - the highest honour to be bestowed upon a young wine - for the first time since 1952 when the General Smuts Trophy was inaugurated. This wine, made by Boland winemaker Bernard Smuts and his team, was also crowned as SA Champion Chenin Blanc. Badsberg Wine Cellar in Rawsonville put in a stellar performance with Cellarmaster Willie Burger and his formidable team scooping the Pietman Hugo trophy for the highest score for the five best entries for the fourth time.