“It’s been quite extraordinary how the best Cape producers have survived the drought. Two of the best vintages of this century came from the midst of the drought years. Even the lesser vintages have suffered more from a reduction in volume than a decline in quality. If 2019 is anything to judge from, the real problems have come with the rain." Michael Fridjhon, at the Feedback session, 9 May.
Judging took place at the Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl from 6 - 9 May 2019. Listen to what the international and the South African judges had to say about some of the categories they judged.