Winners of the #FNBTop10: Facts & Tidbits

Strandveld Pofadderbos Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Named ‘Pofadderbos’ thanks to its frequent encounters with Puff Adders, this vineyard is surrounded by fragrant local Elim fynbos which is protected under the Biodiversitiy and Wine Initiative. Made from grapes grown on a cool, south-easterly facing slope in the picturesque area of Elim, the modest crop ripens slowly, but without the loss … Read More

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New Year’s Eve Sparkling Sauvignon Slushies

Give your New Year’s Eve celebrations a fruity kick with a pretty-to-look at and delicious-to-sip sparkling cocktail.  This is one of those silly-easy recipes with a high success factor; just remember to plan ahead and freeze the fruit at least 4-6 hours before serving. If there are going to be kids at the party, keep some of the fruit slush … Read More

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Salmon and Sauvignon Surprises – A Simple Supper

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    Smoked Salmon and Sauvignon Blanc is a splendid way to ‘beef’ up a plain pasta. Surprise your family, or yourself 😉 with a special yet incredibly simple dinner served with your favourite Sauvignon Blanc.  And if your wine stash needs a boost, enter here for a chance to win all 10 winning wines as chosen during the prestigious … Read More

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A WIN WIN(e) Situation


  WIN WINE. Don’t you love it when someone says that?  We thought we’d say it to you, and share the opportunity to experience the winning Sauvignon Blancs from this year’s FNB Top 10 Awards.  If you’d like to win all 10 bottles of exceptional wines, comment on this post or visit our Instagram or Facebook page and tell us your simple … Read More

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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


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 2

Have you met Ernie? Ernie is a cheerful little cement egg.  Or rather, he is little in comparison to the steel tanks he tends to hang around with.  When you’re next enjoying a spot of lunch at Steenberg’s Bistro 1682, take a peek through the big glass windows into the wine cellar and you’ll spot him. How does Ernie, um, … 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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Ten superior Sauvignon Blanc wines were revealed as South Africa’s finest today (Friday, 14 October) when the much-anticipated results of the 2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 were announced. This year’s Top 10 wines, in alphabetical order, are   Almenkerk Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (wooded) De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 Sauvignon Blanc … Read More