This year, a record entry of 1017 wines was entered for the 2014 SAA Wine Selection year. A panel of the most eminent, independent local and international judges assessed the wines over a period of three days of blind tasting sessions.
“Choosing SAA’s on-board wines is one of the longest traditions in the airline. This is the 29th year that the airline has selected only the finest South African wines. Only the best of the best, and proudly South African wines, will be served on board the airline’s entire route network and its lounges,” says Kim Thipe, SAA Head of Marketing.
The six winners were as follows:
White Wine of the Year: Spier Creative Block 2 2012
MCC of the Year: Villiera Brut Natural Chardonnay 2009
Red Wine of the Year: Saronsberg Provenance Red Bordeaux 2011
Port of the Year: Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Selection Reserve
CEO’s Award went to DGB, the leading South African wine and spirit producer, with more than four of their wines who made it on the 2014 listing.
Congratulations to the Spier winemaking and viticulturalist team!