South African Wine Tasting Championship at The Hilton

Announcement from the South African Wine Tasting Championships, the first wine competition aimed at finding talents among wine lovers. The championship will be hosted at the Hilton Cape Town Centre on the 31st August 2013 11:00 to 18:00 and anyone is invited to join.

You think you can trust your palate?

The South African Wine Tasting Championship is a public event calling for all talents to test their abilities at tasting wines. Wine lovers will finally be the center of a wine event.

The SAWTC will aim at two goals:

  • Recognise and Award the Top 50 Wine tasters in South Africa
  • Select Team South Africa going to the World Blind Tasting Challenge

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In the spirit of ongoing education, and in an attempt to encourage new converts into the closed circle that is the wine world, the SAWTC 2013 will allow all wine lovers to put their talents to the test. The event, open to all over the age of 18, will take the format of a wine tasting presented by some of South African greatest wineries. Then the competitors will enter the blind challenge area, where they will try to recognize some of the wines they just tasted. This benchmarking is actually much harder than it actually sounds!

Who will make the South Africa’s TOP 50 WINE TASTERS?

Along with testing their palate memory at this blind challenge, a knowledge quiz will assess their wine culture to select the best of the best, making them Team South Africa, going to the world championship. Wine Trophies are from the past, it is now time to empower the consumers, and help them develop their palates in order to make more informed purchasing decisions. Because in wine there is never only one truth, it is time that wine lovers trust their individual preferences, instead of following monarchist opinion leaders. We all can become our own wine guru!

Whoever feels ready to face the challenge, whether wine lover or wine maker, sommelier or amateur, or just willing to evaluate your palate, diarise the 31st of August 2013 and join the best wine tasters of the country.

Enter the SA Wine Tasting Championship
Jean Vincent RIDON – 78 Hout Street – Cape Town
Tel 021 4225206 – Fax 021 4225238 –

Competition with Flavours of the Cape (comp closed)

The Governor’s Hall at Lanzerac