Entries for the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 are now open. Sauvignon Blanc South Africa invites producers of this popular cultivar to enter their best wines by Tuesday 18 August 2020 for the annual competition. Late entries will be accepted until Friday 21 August 2020.

Sauvignon Blanc vineyards currently occupy 9 533 hectares in South Africa and is the best-selling variety in the country. Sauvignon Blanc SA chairman RJ Botha said that despite the challenges of Covid-19, even more than last year’s 183 entries can be expected for this year’s competition.

The Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 is supported financially by FNB. “During times of great uncertainty and economic shocks, people fall back on brands they know and trust. The Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. FNB and Sauvignon Blanc are two brands that people trust and with a cooperation agreement that has been running since 2007, FNB is extremely proud to be associated with the Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition. Continued support of agriculture and specifically the wine industry throughout the value chain is crucial at this time,” said Arno Cloete, FNB provincial head of agriculture in the Western and Eastern Cape.

A panel of leading wine experts will judge the contenders from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 September 2020 at Uitkyk Estate in Stellenbosch, after which 20 finalists will be announced. The Top 10 winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 October 2020 during a virtual awards ceremony. The entry form for the competition is available online at www.sauvignonblanc.com. For more information, contact Sauvignon Blanc SA on tel 021 976 4440 or send an email.