Public Tastings 2018

Taste South Africa’s top wines as judged at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the country’s most prestigious wine competition, now in its 17th year.

The tastings – in Sandton and Cape Town – are an informal showcase, with wines presented by either the winemakers or their marketing representatives.

Depending on the judges’ decisions and final results, there are at least 100 wines presented: all are silver, gold or trophy medal winners which have excelled in the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show competition.

The wines are selected from a line-up of around 1 000 wine entries judged ‘blind’ (labels unseen) by a panel of judges chaired by South Africa’s wine authority Michael Fridjhon. All judges are esteemed international and local wine personalities.

Trophy winning wines at the public tasting will include Best Red, Best White, Discovery of the Show (Best Value) and the International Judges’ Trophy award. All wines are available to buy at the tasting at show prices and light meals and refreshments are also on sale.

Tastings for the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winning wines are scheduled for 13 and 15 June 2018 in Cape Town and Sandton respectively.

Get an Early Bird discount – R180 per person for tickets bought by 1 June 2018.  Thereafter and at the door R200 each.

Cape Town

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Ballroom, 1st floor, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town Foreshore
Time: 17:00 to 21:00



Friday, 15 June 2018
Bill Gallagher Room, 2nd floor, Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton
Time: 17:00 to 21:00