Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011



The Old Mutual Trophy wine show has a reputation for being one of the best wine competitions on terms of the way it is run. All wines tasted blind by highly respected judges, a large number of wines entered into the competition and judging audited by PKF accounting firm. The competition is also celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, so it’s well established.

This means that the competition is well respected and the awards highly sought after. The winners of the top awards are listed below. To see the full results, visit the Old Mutual Trophy wine show website. If you are interested in tasting the winning wines, there will be public tastings in Cape Town at the ICC on Thursday 9th June 2011, 5pm – 8:30pm and Johannesburg at the Sandton Sun on Friday 10th June 2011, 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are R120.

Fairbairn Capital Trophy for the Most Successful Producer: Spier Private Cellar
Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine: Thelema Shiraz 2007
Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine: Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2009
Old Mutual International Judges’ Trophy: Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2009
Old Mutual Trophy for Discovery of the Show: Nuy White Muskadel 2005
Old Mutual Trophy for Best Dessert Wine: Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2008
British Airways Comair Trophy for the Best Shiraz: Thelema Shiraz 2007
Grande Roche Trophy for Best White Blend: Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Special White Blend 2010
Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-style Blend: KWV The Mentors Orchestra 2009
American Express Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Museum Class: Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 1995
Just Riesling Trophy for Best Riesling: Jordan Riesling 2009
Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay: Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2009
Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend: Spier Creative Block 2 2010
Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc: Delaire Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Trophy for Best Pinot Noir: Meerlust Pinot Noir 2009
Trophy for Best Merlot: Hillcrest Quarry 2008
Trophy for Best Pinotage: Rijk’s Pinotage 2007
Trophy for Best Shiraz-based Red Blend: Ormonde Theodore Eksteen 2008
Trophy for the Best Fortified Dessert Wine: Nuy White Muskadel 2005
Trophy for Best Semillon – Museum Class: Cape Point Vineyards Semillon 2006
Trophy for Best Riesling – Museum Class: Hartenberg Weisser Riesling 1999
Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc – Museum Class: Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Trophy for the Best Fortified Dessert Wine – Museum Class: KWV White Jerepigo 1933

Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2009
Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Tokara Zondernaam Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Spier Private Collection Shiraz 2008
Lomond Syrah 2008
Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2009
Hillcrest Quarry 2009