The lineup


South African Sauvignon Blanc proved its excellence once again as one of the top five countries by number of medals at the largest and most significant international competition entirely dedicated to Sauvignon Blanc, the 2022 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon.

South Africa’s four gold medals winners are Diemersdal The Journal Sauvignon blanc 2021, which also won the Revelation South Africa special trophy, Delaire Graff Estate Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Elgin Vintners Sandstone 2021 and Vrede en Lust Blanc Fume 2019.

On the vine in all its glory



“With four gold and 13 silver medals out of 1 120 entries from 23 producer countries, South African Sauvignon Blanc found itself in good stead with the likes of France, Austria, Italy and the Czech Republic at this prestigious competition which took place in Portugal,” says RJ Botha, Chairman of Sauvignon Blanc South Africa.

R J Botha




Diemersdal lead South Africa’s medal tally with one of four gold medals for The Journal Sauvignon Blanc 2021, a barrel-aged rendition of this variety, which also won the Revelation Trophy for Best South African Wine on show. Diemersdal also received two of 13 silver medals.

Superlative wine


Over twenty nationalities, including South Africa, Australia and Canada are represented on the tasting panel, thereby guaranteeing the outstanding diversity that sets the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon apart from other wine competitions.



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