Grootbos Dinner for SAWi

SAWi seems relatively unknown to many people in the industry to whom I speak. However, their aggregated calculation to arrive at the top performing producers makes absolute sense. They condense results from 84 multinational competitions, reviews and listings, and express this as a single number out of 100. So if you are featured as a TOP winery in their awards - then you really have achieved across many platforms and deserve serious recognition. We attended the pre-awards dinner at the most stunning Grootbos last Friday night - and were treated to an 8-course food & wine pairing as well as a night in one of their private lodges. If you can afford it - this is really a stunning getaway with a view across Walker Bay (from Gansbaai) towards Hermanus. We were devastated to have to leave so very early the next morning for other commitments. Read the article linked to find out more about the process and who the 2015 winners were... but I can tell you that Saronsberg and Jordan were mentioned often with Cederberg not too far behind!