The Veritas Awards started in 1991 and gives recognition to wines and brandies of exceptional quality and the distinctive Veritas symbol of excellence serves as an authoritative quality guideline for wine and brandy connoisseurs. Gold and Double Gold awards are of significant value to the wine industry as well, as it offers a prestigious image for the wine, winery and winemaker, brandy and brandy masters and contributes to growth in salesThe following results were awarded to us:Alvis Drift 221 Chenin Blanc - Double GoldAlvis Drift Albertus Viljoen Bismarck- GoldAlvis Drift Albertus Viljoen Chenin Blanc - GoldAlvis Drift Muscat Nectarinia -...

This is the seventh set of Ultra Value Wine Challenge results - The UVC competition identifies the very best wine buys that sell for under R130 per bottle.  This is the largest price point sector in SA wine. It puts consumers in first place by giving them a trusted list of high-quality, well-priced wines. They are currently available to buy right now, making the results both practical and useful. The Ultra Value Wine Challenge attract huge support from quality producers and vineyards, who themselves have built enviable reputations, based on tip-top quality and affordable pricing.The following results were awarded...

The results of the 25th Michelangelo Awards 2021 were announced this week and we are really pleased that our wines performed so well.The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards was established in 1997 to offer South African producers the opportunity of having their wines adjudicated locally by a highly experienced and respected panel of professionals from around the globe. Their primary objective was – and to a great extent still remains – to support local wine and spirits producers who are targeting international markets for exports and, through international judges, are able to determine whether their wines will...

The 8th annual 2021 Gold Wine Awards took place in mid-September 2021 at the Neethlingshof Wine Estate. The assembled panel of adjudicators were mostly retail specialists and were tasked with finding vinous value at R180 and below, in a double-blind tasting. Alvis Drift was awarded 6 Gold Awards for the following wines.Alvi's Drift Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2021Alvi's Drift Signature Pinotage Rosé 2021Alvi's Drift Signature Pinotage 2020Alvi's Drift Signature Merlot 2020Alvi's Drift Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Alvi's Drift Signature Shiraz 2020Shop our signature range hereThe convenor chose panelists with extensive retail experience. These are the people in the industry making their living...

The goal of the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021 is simple: to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list.Medals were awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists.The top two questions that sommeliers were attempting to answer as they judged the wines were: “Would we stock this?” and "Will the consumer buy the 2nd glass".Each wine had to score among 5 criteria to get the best score:Food Parability Score +Typicity...

The reputation of the prestigious NWC Top 100 awards competition continues to hold the high ground. The prestigious National Wine Challenge aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend, with medals awarded for top-scoring wines. Categories of awards are:Grand Cru 1st placeDouble PlatinumDouble Goldand Double SilverThe Top 100 highest scoring wines form the elite ‘Top 100 SA Wines 2021’, a club of SA’s finest wines.Entries this year came both from new vineyard participants as well as regular supporters.  From a stellar line-up of great South African wines, Alvi’s Drift reached the podium.Our wines entered in the 2021 challenge have been successful...