Alvi’s Drift Awarded 23 Top Wine Awards

Award-winning South African winery Alvi's Drift was honoured with a total of 25 awards at the 2023 National Wine Challenge (NWC Top 100 SA Wine Awards).

Alvi’s Drift Awarded 23 Top Wine Awards

At Alvi’s Drift, we’re known for our outstanding South African wines, our commitment to excellence and sustainable practices – and our ever-growing list of local and international wine awards.

 

“The judges’ task was unusually arduous, with most places hotly contested. Each and every wine was objectively and independently assessed with great care and professional diligence.” – NWC Top 100 SA Wine Awards

 

While winning awards isn’t what motivates us, we’re still grateful for every accolade that acknowledges the hard work and passion of our dedicated team of winemakers.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our recent success at the prestigious 2023 NWC Top 100 SA Wine Awards. This respected South African wine competition recognises the finest South African wines, and this year, our third-generation winery was honoured with an incredible total of 25 awards. Counting among them are eight sought-after Double Platinum Top 100 SA Wine Awards.

 

“Judging all the fine wines entered was demanding and indeed proved to be another really tough task. Without any doubt, 2023 has turned out to be another set of commanding and very competitive results.” – NWC Top 100 SA Wine Awards

 

Meet Our Two Alvi’s Drift Grand Cru National Champion Best-in-Class Winners

We are very proud to announce that our flagship Verreaux Pinotage and our popular Reserve Drift Fusion red blend were both named Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class in this prestigious local wine competition.

Another notable wine among Alvi’s Drift’s extensive list of award winners is our popular Reserve CVC white blend. Along with our two 2023 Grand Cru National Champion Best-in-Class winners, it was bestowed Double Platinum Top 100 status, attesting to the extraordinary craftsmanship that went into its making.

Our internationally acclaimed Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc and Albertus Viljoen Bismarck red blend were both honoured with Double Gold awards, highlighting our winery’s consistency in producing exceptional wines across different varietals.

Please find the complete list of our Alvi’s Drift Grand Cru Best in Class, Top 100 Double Platinum, and Double Gold award winners below.

 

The following Alvi’s Drift wines were honoured with NWC Top 100 / Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class Awards:

 

The following Alvi’s Drift wines were honoured with NWC Top 100 / Double Platinum Awards:

 

The following Alvi’s Drift wines were honoured with NWC Double Gold Awards:

 

Alvi’s Drift honoured with a Special Vineyard Consistency Award

Our family-owned winery is proud to share that we were also recognised with a Special Vineyard Consistency Award (joint 3rd place). This award serves as a testament to the passion, dedication, and expertise of every member of our winemaking team, making us very proud indeed.

In summary, our wines received two Grand Cru Best in Class Awards, eight Top 100 Double Platinum Awards, nine Double Gold Awards, and five Double Silver Awards.

This makes for an impressive 24 wine awards and a total of 25 awards altogether in the 2023 National Wine Challenge Top 100 SA Wine Awards.

 

Superb Wines That Reflect the Cool-Climate Character of Our Scherpenheuvel Winery

By embracing sustainable practices and carefully tending to our vineyards, we’re committed to creating wines of unparalleled quality, reflecting the unique terroir and cool-climate character of our Breede River Valley winery, situated in the picturesque wine ward of Scherpenheuvel.

 

“These prestigious awards are a testament to our ongoing commitment to crafting exceptional wines that showcase the rich diversity of our vineyards. We’re grateful for the recognition and proud to share these outstanding wines with the world.” - Riaan Marais, Alvi’s Drift Cellar Master

 

A Benchmark of Excellence in the SA Wine Industry

The NWC Top 100 SA Wine Awards are widely recognised as a benchmark for excellence in the South African wine industry. The rigorous selection process, expert judging panel, and focus on quality make them highly prized among the South African wine community.

 

Find Your Favourite Among Our Award-Winning South African Wines

Want to experience the exceptional craftsmanship that goes into each of our award-winning wines?

Visit our online shop to browse our selection of world-class wines, or visit our website to learn more about our third-generation winery, our commitment to upliftment and sustainability, and our rich and storied history.

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