Public Tastings 2019

Wines presented at the Public Tastings are all either silver, gold or trophy medal winners which have excelled in the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show competition.

The wines were 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 order on the night at the Makro pop-up store at show prices and light meals and refreshments are also on sale.


Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre (Bill Gallagher Room), Maude Street, Sandton
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Parking: Secure underground parking available at convention centre and neighbouring parkades

Cape Town

Date: Thursday 20 June 2019
Venue: CTICC (Ballroom, Level 1), Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
Time: 17h00 to 21h00
Parking: Secure underground parking available in CTICC parkade

Book tickets online via for both the Johannesburg and Cape Town events.

  • Ticket price: R180 Early Bird for bookings a week before each event; R200 thereafter (same prices as last year). Buy online or at the door, subject to availability. No under 18s, babies nor prams.
  • Other important details: Ticket includes tasting glass, unlimited tastings. No entry allowed for under 18s, babies or prams.
  • Wine Sales: Wines at show prices can be ordered from the Makro ‘pop-up’ store at the tasting or online until 28 June.
  • Refreshments: Light meals are for sale.