17 Top Wine Awards & Best in Class at 2022 National Wine Challenge

Alvi's Drift, home to several multi award winning South African wines, won 17 Top 100 / Double Platinum Awards at the 2022 National Wine Challenge (NWC).

17 Top Wine Awards & Best in Class at 2022 National Wine Challenge

Alvi's Drift Private Cellar achieved great heights at The National Wine Challenge (NWC) incorporating Top 100 SA Wines and finishing second overall in the Double Platinum category. The NWC, SA’s premier fine-wine-only wine competition, now in its 12th successful year, released the local wine industry’s first set of key results for 2022.

According to the organisers, a strong line-up of substantially more than six hundred fine-wine entries made for the most-competitive challenge ever this year. The wine quality was excellent and organisers and judges were well-pleased with this result.

The judging disciplines and protocols, the quality of judges themselves and the performance of the panels, together with rigorous audit procedures, sets the standard and is the accepted benchmark that others follow.

"Having 17 of our wines awarded this year is a great honour, and bears testimony to our team’s dedication to excellence in all that they do. We are immensely proud of our team and this achievement, and we thank Robin and the team at NWC Top 100 for their continued contributions to this industry through their commitment, consistency, and excellence." says Dr Alvi van der Merwe, winemaker and owner of Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar.

 

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 Top 100 / Double Gold Awards:

  • Alvi's Drift 221 Chenin Blanc
  • Alvi's Drift Verreaux Pinotage
  • Alvi's Drift Signature Chardonnay
  • Alvi's Drift Albertus Viljoen Bismarck (Red Blend)
  • Alvi's Drift Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alvi's Drift Brut Nature Cap Classique (Zero Dosage)
  • Alvi's Drift Reserve Chardonnay
  • Alvi's Drift Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains Nectarinia
  • Alvi's Drift Reserve Chardonnay
  • Alvi's Drift Albertus Viljoen Chardonnay
  • Alvi's Drift Brut Cap Classique

 

Alvi's Drift Reserve CVC has been awarded the Best in Class Winner

Junel Van Der Merwe, Cape Wine Master and brand ambassador of Alvi’s Drift, says, “What an honour to receive recognition for our CVC as the best in class. While we are not supposed to have favourite children, this wine has been a team favourite here for many years and it is great to see her shine – particularly in the light of incredible quality being produced by our fellow winemaking teams. Our sincere thanks to the NWC Top100 team for another outstanding event.”

According to NWC Top 100 organiser, Robin von Holdt, they are delighted to present the excellent 2022 NWC sets of results.

 

“It is an absolute pleasure, so exciting and rewarding, to work with these talented individuals and teams who themselves are at the forefront of our industry.”

 

“Given tough economic times, it is fortunate that our wine industry culture is resilient. Complacency has no role. The commitment to hard work and exceptionally long hours, often faced with enthusiasm and humour, are very much a part of ‘how we do things’, helping to sustain and secure the industry and underpin its fine, hard-earned, reputation,” says von Holdt.

Alvi’s Drift clinched six Top 100 / Double Platinum Awards at the 2022 National Wine Challenge (NWC), incorporating Top 100 SA Wines.

 

“SA’s fine wines should be praised and indeed shouted out at all opportunities and in all situations. The 2022 Top 100 winning wines more so than ever before. They deserve total and full support and they deserve your support. A remarkable collection of pedigreed winners, every last one of them!”

According to Von Holdt, the strong set of results in 2022 showcase a diverse portfolio of remarkable SA wines. “Winemakers know how difficult it is to win a Top 100 podium award. This does not change, with this nut being as tough as ever to crack”, he continues.

“The judging disciplines and protocols, the quality of judges themselves and the performance of the panels, together with rigorous audit procedures, sets the standard and is the accepted benchmark that others follow. We offer our definitive and warm thanks as ever to all of our many supporters. Special congratulations of course go to all 2022 winners.”

Alvi’s Drift winery is home to several multi award-winning wines. Learn more about our numerous wine awards here.

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