MEC Alan Winde on SA Wine Index report

24 Jun 2015

Western Cape high quality products rank top on SA Wine index

Western Cape wine producers have been ranked as South Africa’s best, according to results published in the latest industry index.

SA Wine Index this week released its 2015 Wine Awards Report, a comparison of the results of 84 global competitions, wine reviews and listings reworked into a single score out of 100 for each wine.

Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities, said the SA Wine Index was a key report for the industry.

“The SA Wine Index provides an excellent benchmark for the wine industry. It showcases South Africa’s highest quality wines. I’m pleased to see that Western Cape wine farms have received the recognition they deserve. We have an excellent tourism offering, backed up by quality products.”

SA Wine Index top ten producers for 2015:
1. Saronsberg Cellar  - Tulbagh
2. Bouchard Finlayson  - Hermanus
3. Jordan Wine Estate  - Stellenbosch
4. Hamilton Russell Vineyards  - Hermanus
5. KWV Mentors Range  - Paarl
6. Rustenberg Wines  - Stellenbosch
7. Rijks Private Cellar – Tulbagh
8. Groot Constantia Estate – Constantia
9. Constantia Glen  - Constantia
10. Spier - Stellenbosch

For the full SA Wine Index 2015  Awards report, visit

For media queries, kindly contact:
Bronwynne Jooste
Spokesperson: Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities
Western Cape Government
Tel: 021 483 3550
Cell: 060 970 4301
Twitter: bronwynnejooste

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