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Top 20 Finalists Announced for the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa and FNB are pleased to announce the top 20 contenders in the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition, South Africa’s only competition exclusively devoted to Sauvignon blanc. A total of 107 producers submitted 183 wines – up from 177 last year – for this year’s competition, held for the eighth year by Sauvignon Blanc SA in collaboration with FNB.

Two of the Breedekloof Wine Valley’s cellars made the top 20 this year:

  • Du Toitskloof Land’s End Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • Merwida Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The judging panel comprised Dr Winifred Bowman, Cape Wine Master and convenor of the panel, Charles Hopkins of De Grendel, Dr Carien Coetzee of Basic Wine, wine judge and writer Fiona McDonald as well as Wilhelm Pienaar of Hermanuspietersfontein. The panel also included trainee judges Ben Snyman of Overhex Wines, Chandre Petersen of Flagstone Winery, Morgan Steyn of De Grendel and Rudger van Wyk of Starke-Conde Wines.

The Top 10 winners will be announced at the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 gala awards dinner on Wednesday, 09 October 2019.