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Six Nations Wine Challenge awards our Spioenkop Riesling 2015 with Double Gold!


So you think I can't make Riesling?? (Pink Floyd)


The Six Nations Wine Challenge is unlike any other wine show. You can't just enter your wines - instead, the entries are chosen by leading wine writers. This is the only wine show in the world where the wines come in exclusively by invitation from the Judges. Six countries (Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, USA), six leading opinion-makers, six hundred wines in total. My Spioenkop Wines Elgin Riesling 2015 was awarded a double gold which I guess means that it is twice as good as a single gold medal wine!!


Five double gold medals for SA and hereby also a congratulations for Richard Kershaw Chardonnay 2014 that got also his double sticker-))


...feels like a good year for Riesling.





Over 100 years ago, on the evening of Tuesday 23 January 1900, 1 700 British troops deployed to South Africa prepared to attack their enemies on a hill in Natal known as Spionkop – the name ‘Spioenkop’, meaning ‘Spy Hill’ or 'Lookout Hill', was coined by the Dutch settlers for the commanding views it afforded of the slopes and valley below. During the days that followed, a bloody battle ensued... Read more

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