2017 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 REVEALED

The winners of the 2017 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top Ten were announced during a well-attended wine crafters affair in Franschhoek, Western Cape. Presented by the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG) and sponsored by FNB Business since 2007, the competition has become the country’s foremost platform for Sauvignon Blanc producers. The winners that made this year’s coveted list … Read More

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20 Finalists Revealed in the 2017 FNB Top 10!

Our esteemed judges have somehow managed to whittle their way through 190 entries – up by 19 from last year – and shortlist their top 20 finalists in this year’s FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc competition.  These 20 hail from a great spread of areas including the new Cape Town District, Elgin, Elim, Cape Town, Darling, Durbanville, Stellenbosch, McGregor, and … Read More

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Stories & Sauvignon Blancs at Steenberg Farm: Part 1

If you follow us on Instagram you’ll already know we’re all about Steenberg this September. And not just the wine; the people behind the wine, too, and their intriguing stories.  Let’s start way back.  Yes, that’s right; a little further…  Keep going until you hit the 1600s. Have You Met the Feisty Catharina and Her Five Husbands? Piecing together the … Read More

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Braaioritising Sauvignon Blanc

  If you’re looking for a simple, delicate fish dish for National Heritage Day (a.k.a. Braai Day), then we have just the thing for your braai grid.  The flavour of this fish is honoured by the herbs rather than overpowered, and the dish as a whole complements a quality Sauvignon Blanc beautifully.  Leftovers will give salads or sandwiches a tasty … Read More

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FNB renews sponsorship of the Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition

  FNB has renewed its sponsorship of the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition for three more years. Facilitated by the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG), the competition was initiated in 2007 to promote innovation excellence and recognise those endeavouring to make wine of pure distinction. “We are proud to extend our partnership with the Sauvignon Blanc … Read More

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Calling all Sauvignon Stars

  The Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG) invites producers of this noble grape variety to enter their finest wines for the 2014 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10. The competition, now in its eighth year, promotes innovation excellence and gives recognition to those endeavouring to make wine of pure distinction. Earlier this year, First National Bank (FNB) extended … Read More

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Back to basics with Sauvignon Blanc (by Johan Botha)

Maybe if called Surin, Blanc Fumé or even Muscat Silvaner, it would not evoke such an emotional response. What could be better than a good Sauvignon Blanc? But alas, Sauvignon Blanc by any other name is still Sauvignon Blanc and when the word is uttered there are either those who love it and will defend it with a passion or … Read More

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