The prestigious SA Young Wine Show was established in 1833, making it the oldest wine competition in the country. It enables winemakers to flaunt their best wines from the current vintage – indeed, in many cases the wines are still some way off from being bottled and sold. By assessing wines that are still works in progress, the awards reward and celebrate the skill and talent involved in the wines’ production.
Spier’s success continued in the SA Young Wine Show’s national competition where 1972 wines were tasted. In a ceremony at Grand West on Friday 22nd August, two Spier wines were crowned with SA Champion status in their categories: the Frank Myburgh Trophy for the best Semillon and the J. G. Graue Trophy for Chardonnay (wooded) . Nationally, Spier’s Class Winners were the following:
Paul J De Wet Trophy: Semillon
FJJ Rabie Trophy: Semillon (Wooded)
Cuthbert Burgoyne Trophy: Chardonnay (Wooded)