The Veritas Wine 2013 Awards was announced at a formal awards function on Saturday, 5 October, with 1792 wines and brandies vying for the prestigious double gold Veritas medal. Following five days of strict judging, 1 442 medals were awarded: 68 (3.7%) were honoured with double gold, while 166 (9.2%) won gold, 526 (29.3%) silver and 682 (38%) bronze.
A total of 10 wineries clinched two double gold medals each: Spier, Delaire, Graff, Eagles’ Nest, Flagstone, Graham Beck, Kanonkop, Rustenburg, Simonsig, Tokara, Windmeul.
These are Spier’s award-winning wines:
Spier scooped up 25 awards, with two Double Gold’s for the Spier Creative Block 3 2011 and the Woolworths Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2011, and six Gold medals for:
- Savanha Special Reserve NLH 2009
- Savanha Naledi Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
- Savanha Naledi Merlot 2011
- Woolworths True to Terroir (The Abacus) Chardonnay 2012
- Spier Creative Block 2 2013
- Spier Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Full results are available online at www.veritas.co.za. The website also contains a search facility which was specially developed to indicate Veritas medal winners since the inception of the competition in 1991.