STYLISTIC DIVERSITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN SAUVIGNON BLANC

The organisers of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon founded an editorial group comprising 9 Sauvignon specialists whose aim is to shed light on the varietal's inherent qualities and its connection with wine regions around the world. A new article on South African...

SBIG becomes Sauvignon Blanc SA

Media Release 2 May 2019 SAUVIGNON BLANC SA IS THE NEW AMBASSADOR FOR A GLOBAL FAVOURITE South Africa's champion for Sauvignon Blanc, one of the country's most widely planted wine grape varieties, has undergone a transformation that brings momentum to its...

Renowned New Zealand Winemaker Set to Judge Michelangelo

Ben Glover Emile Joubert 5 April 2019 For this first time since its inception, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards will welcome a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc expert to its judging panel. Ben Glover from Marlborough, the source of some of the world’s...

Low alcohol Sauvignon Blanc the breadwinner of tomorrow

An article by Dr Carien Coetzee on Wine.co.za (1 April 2019) Consumers moderating their alcohol intake, whether it be for health awareness or self-assessment, can be seen all over. It’s called moderation occasions and we all do it at some stage, while more and more...

2018 #FNBTop10 Sauvignon Blanc Revealed!

Still reeling from the glitz and Sauvignon Blanc at our glamorous #FNBTop10 awards evening last night? So are we! It's hard to believe it's all over and we have to wait another year to do it all again. And... *drumroll* ...here are our newly crowned winners!...

Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group Gears for a New Era

One of the most inspiring wine categories in South Africa. That’s what made RJ Botha, winemaker at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch and new chairman of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG), keen to take up this organisational role. “Besides absolutely loving to work...

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...

2016 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 REVEALED

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...

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...

2015 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 UNVEILED

Ten exceptional Sauvignon Blanc wines were revealed as South Africa’s finest on Friday, 23 October 2015 at the prestigious Val de Vie estate when the results of the 2015 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 were announced. The competition, presented by the Sauvignon Blanc...

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