South African Airways (SAA) has announced its annual Wine of the Year Awards at a gala dinner held at Southern Sun Cape Sun hotel, Cape Town, on Saturday, 8 April, 2017.
The awards were made in four categories: white wines, red wines, Cape Tawny and Méthode Cap Classique wines. The Chief Executive Officer’s Award and the Chairperson’s Award for the most exceptional wines of the year were also presented
The winners were as follows:
Wine of the Year (Méthode Cap Classique): Simonsig Estate
Wine of the Year (White): Bayede Marketing, King Shaka Chenin Blanc 2015
Wine of the Year (Red): Overhex Private Cellar, Survivor Red Blend Fairtrade 2015
Cape Tawny Award: KWV South Africa, KWV Cape Tawny
CEO’s Award (Most listings): Overhex Private Cellar (9 listings)
Chairman’s Award (The most wine in litres): Overhex Private Cellar, 105,344 litres
Nine local judges and three international judges were responsible for this year’s selection.
In addition to presenting these annual awards, the airline announced the selection of locally produced wines that will be served on its flights and in its Business Class lounges over the next 12 months.
South African Airways (SAA) is a leading carrier in Africa, serving 56 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, SA Airlink and its low cost carrier, Mango, from its Johannesburg hub.