2018 Judges’ Feedback

The video below showcases snippets of the 2018 judging process, with feedback and comments, ultimately presenting the winner of the Old Mutual Trophy for Best Producer overall.


2017 Judges’ Feedback



The 2017 Judges’ feedback session took place on Friday, 5 May 2017 at the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl.

Feedback transcript – 5 May 2017




2017 audio bytes

Francois Rautenbach – SA Judge
Heads up the ‘Singita Premier Wine Direct’ programme for Singita Game Reserves, sourcing and supplying wines for the Singita properties in Southern and East Africa.

James Pietersen – SA Judge
SA Portfolio Manager for Wine Cellar.

Narina Cloete – SA Judge
Winemaker at Blaauwklippen Agricultural Estate.

Nkulu Mkhwanazi – SA Judge
Durban-based wine educator and KZN wine ambassador for various top South African wineries.

Heidi Duminy – SA Judge
Cape Wine Master and wine communications specialist recognised for her particular expertise in Champagne and sparkling wine.