Swartland Champions

Monday, 30 August, 2004
Jolene Rabe
'Wines from the Swartland region do not have to stand back for wines from more well-known wine areas' - Zakkie Bester.

The champion wines of the Swartland were announced at the annual Swartland Young Wine Show awards function, which took place at the Riebeek Valley Hotel on 19 August 2004.

'Wines from the Swartland region do not have to stand back for wines from more well-known wine areas - this was once again proved by the quality of wines entered for this year's Young Wine Show' Mr Zakkie Bester, the Chairperson of the Swartland Young Wine Show Association stated. 'It is positive to see new participants to the Young Wine Show Association with new cellars competing each year.' According to Mr Bester producing wine in a region with the huge potential and variety of the Swartland is a challenge.

Trophies for which the cellars competed this year included two new categories, viz. the Champion Scarce White Wine Cultivar and the Champion Scarce Red Wine Cultivar trophies. The Swartland Young Wine Show Association sets high standards for awards and only wines of exceptional quality will be considered for the annual award achievement of the regions champion wines.

Swartland Wine Cellar was awarded two trophies. Their wooded Chardonnay received the Champion Dry White Wine trophy, while their Malbec scooped up the brand new Champion Scarce Red Wine Cultivar trophy. The Champion Dry Red Wine trophy was awarded to Babylon's Peak cellar for the second consecutive year. Babylon Peak's Shiraz is also the overall winner and the recipient of the Swartland Champion Wine Trophy.

Over and above the trophy winners no less than 24 class winners were awarded medals.

Issued by: Jolene Rabe
Swartland Wine Route
Tel: 022 487 1133
E-mail:
swartlandinfo@westc.co.za


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