Calling All Talented Wine Tasters

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Jean Vincent RIDON
The South African Wine Tasting Championships, the first wine competition aimed at finding talents among wine lovers, is open for entries. Register online: Place: Hilton Cape Town City Centre Date 31st August 2013 11:00 to 18:00 Registration cost: R250 per contestant, R350 at the door if available.

For the very first time, the South African Wine Tasting Championship is calling for all to test their abilities at tasting wines. Wine lovers are finally the center of a wine event. Registration opens on the first of August and the number of entries is limited.

The SAWTC will aim at two goals:

- Recognise and Award the Top 50 Wine tasters in South Africa

- Select Team South Africa going to the World Blind Tasting Challenge

In the spirit of ongoing education, and in an attempt to encourage new converts into the closed circle that is the wine world, the SAWTC 2013 is allowing all wine lovers to put their talents to the test.

In partnership with the Hilton Cape Town City Centre, the event is open to all over the age of 18 and will take the format of a wine tasting presented by some of South Africa’s greatest wineries. Then the competitors will enter the blind challenge area, where they will try to recognize some of the wines they just tasted. This benchmarking is much harder than it actually sounds!

Who are South Africa’s TOP 50 WINE TASTERS?

Along with testing their palate memory at this blind challenge, a knowledge quiz will assess their wine culture to select the best of the best, making them Team South Africa, going to the world championship.

Finding the diamonds in the rough, discovering the naturally gifted wine fans and empowering the professional tasters of tomorrow will be the legacy of the SAWTC. Among our winners might be the replacement for Robert Parker, the new Jancis Robinson or the Platter’s tasting team members of tomorrow.

Diarise the 31st of August 2013 and join the best wine tasters of the country at the Hilton Cape Town City Centre.


SAWTC2013 – 78 Hout Street – Cape Town

Tel 021 4225206 – Fax 021 4225238