SA Young Wine Show Awards 2019

This year’s show for wines of the specific vintage year, drew 115 Sauvignon Blanc entries among the total 1 455 wines judged. This was the fifth time in the competition’s 187-year existence – the oldest of its kind in the world –that a Sauvignon Blanc won the laurels as the 68th winner of the General Smuts Trophy.

The competition’s altogether 19 SA Champion Wine trophies, including the Pietman Hugo Trophy for the highest points with five entries, were awarded as usual at a prestigious gala dinner – this year (24 August) at the Angora Stud venue outside Bonnievale and presented by Robertson Wine Valley in collaboration with JF Hillebrand and Agri-Expo. Altogether 49 wines were named as Class Winners and 99 received Gold Medals.