• Lovers of fine wine should make a date to taste the country’s top wines as judged at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show judging.  The annual public tastings in Cape Town and Johannesburg are held in Cape Town and Johannesburg during the week after the announcement of the competition’s Most  Successful Producer, Best White and Red wine trophy winners as well as a host of other category top achievers.  Tasters will be treated to over 150 trophy, gold and silver medal winning wines – from sparkling, dry white and red single varietal wines to beautifully crafted white and red blends, dessert wines and Cape Vintage – all achieving at least 80+ points in the show’s rigorous judging and selected from 960 entries.


    Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Cape Town

    Date:               Thursday, 8 June 2017

    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

    Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Johannesburg

    Date:               Friday, 9 June 2017

    Venue:             Bill Gallagher Room (Level 2), Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Sandton

    Time:              17h00 to 21h00

    Parking:  Secure underground parking available at the convention centre and neighbouring shopping malls.

    • Bookings: Ticket sales via chttp://www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000.
    • Ticket price: R175 Early Bird for bookings by 2 June; R190 thereafter.  Buy online or at the door, subject to availability. No under 18s, babies nor prams.
    • Wines: The results of the 2017 judging competition will be announced on 30 May when the full list of winning wines will be available at www.trophywineshow.co.za or on the Old Mutual app from 15h30.
    • 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’ stores at the show.
    • Refreshments: Light meals are for sale at the tastings.
    • Enquiries: (011) 482 5936, www.trophywineshow.co.za or www.outsorceress.co.za.


    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com