At the Veritas Wine Awards gala dinner in Cape Town on Friday 11 October 2019, Spier Wine Farm received nine Double Gold medals – the most ever awarded to a wine producer since the prestigious competition began in 1991. Spier also received a further seven Gold medals on the night.
Seven of Spier’s nine Double Gold winners were white wines: Spier Brut Methodé Cap Classique 2009, two Chenin Blancs (Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2018 and Spier Ideology Chenin Blanc 2019), two Sauvignon Blancs (Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2019 and Spier Ideology Sauvignon Blanc 2019), and both the 2013 and 2019 vintages of Spier Creative Block 2 (a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon). The two red wine winners were the Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Spier Creative Block 3 2016 (a blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier).
“We are absolutely delighted with these results as they recognise our team’s passionate commitment to crafting quality wines,” says Spier Cellar Master Frans Smit. “The success of our white wines in particular – across varietals and, indeed, vintages – shows a depth, versatility and consistency that we’ve worked really hard to achieve.”
This year, Veritas’s authoritative jury, comprising of five distinguished international and 95 local specialists, scrutinised 1,491 medal contenders during a five-day blind tasting session.
The taste of success
Wine lovers have the opportunity to taste Spier’s Double Gold and Gold medal winning wines at Veritas showcase tastings in Cape Town (25 October), Johannesburg (29 October), Durban (6 November) and Port Elizabeth (13 November). Tickets are available from Computicket.
Spier’s winning wines can be purchased online at www.spier.co.za/shop. Spier Wine Club members receive 10% off these and all other Spier wines (as well as a host of other benefits). To find out how to join, visit: www.spier.co.za/visit/wine-club.
A golden night: the full list of Spier Double Gold and Gold award-winners
Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2018
Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Spier Creative Block 2 2013 (museum class)
Spier Creative Block 2 2019
Spier Creative Block 3 2016
Spier Ideology Chenin Blanc 2019
Spier Ideology Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Spier Brut Methodé Cap Classique 2009 (museum class)
Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2011 (museum class)
Spier Creative Block 3 Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier 2015
Spier Seaward Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Spier Signature Collection Chenin Blanc 2019
Spier Savanha Naledi Chardonnay 2014 (museum class)
For the full list of awards, please visit www.spier.co.za