Neil Ellis Wines receive gold award for Amica Sauvignon Blanc at the coveted Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019
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Neil Ellis Wines were awarded a gold medal for the Amica Sauvignon Blanc 2017 at the recent Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, held on Tuesday 4 June at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.

Now in its 18th year, the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition, identifying the best wines in their class, recognising the achievements of the country's winemakers, and honouring excellence in the wine industry.

The Neil Ellis Amica Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is a wine dedicated to a gathering of friends. Derived from the Latin word, Amicus, can be described as a gathering of friends. It tells the story of friends around a table eating good food with good company. “The way wine was meant to be enjoyed,” adds Neil Ellis.

Winemaking rules were broken to create this sophisticated style of South African Sauvignon Blanc. The source of the fruit is a single vineyard site from the Jonkershoek Valley and was 100% naturally fermented. Strongly influenced by the interaction of soil, topography and climate, this Sauvignon Blanc is lively, complex and reflective of its origin.

“Wow, what an honour to be included in the gold award line-up this year. Amica has always been a special wine for us, sourcing the fruit from the same property where our coveted Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown. We believe this Sauvignon Blanc truly expresses the distinctive style of Stellenbosch Sauvignon,” says winemaker Warren Ellis.

Neil Ellis Wines celebrates 35 years of pioneering excellence and the objective remains to apply the experience and knowledge of the past 35 years to current techniques and technologies for a new generation of winemaking. “Our vision remains to make distinctive, refined wines that are expressive of their terrain and rank amongst South Africa’s finest. A pursuit of quality, nothing less,” Neil Ellis.

For more information on Neil Ellis Wines, visit or contact 021 887 0649.

Ms Thobile Tshabalala - Head of Brand for Old Mutual with Warren Ellis
Ms Thobile Tshabalala - Head of Brand for Old Mutual with Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis
Warren Ellis

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