The 17th Michelangelo marked another highlight on the 2013 wine calendar with the results being announced at a glittering gala luncheon on Friday, 6 September.
A panel of 16 wine and brandy specialists from 15 countries judged the entries from the 12th to the 17th of August at Romond Vineyards in Somerset West. Since the competition’s inception in 1997 more than 160 international wine experts from 37 countries have served on the judging panels, which is why this competition is unique in South Africa – judges are unbiased, professional experts with international experience in wine adjudication.
This year the newly found Wellington District did exceptionally well.
Welbedacht Wine Estatesecured the Golden Oldie Trophy for their Chenin Blanc 2005, whilst the Linton Park Chardonnay 2013, the Welbedacht Cricket Pitch 2008, the 2010 LaCave Shiraz from Wellington Wines, the Klein Doolhof Chenin Blanc 2012, the Lazanou Viognier 2013 and the Val du Charron Chardonnay 2012 were awarded the prestigious Gran D’or medal.
Eight wines from the Wellington District secured Gold medals whilst another ten brought home silver.