Investec Trophy Wine Show Report 2022

The Investec Trophy Wine Show Winners for 2022
The Investec Wine Show has been running for over 20 years, making it the longet running South African wine compeition in existence. It was founded by Michael Fridjhon, and is currently sponsored by Investec.
This year, 673 wines entered, and only 29 gold medals were awarded. Interestingly, 75% of the gold medal winners were white wines. This makes statistical sense, when one considers that South Africa produces roughly 70% white wine and only 30% red wine, but it flies in the face of the general sentiment amongst South African wine lovers.
In the video, I share some of my thoughts on the winning wines, but if you don’t have time for that, here is the complete list of gold medalists and trophy winners for 2022:

🥇 Gold Medal Winners 🥇
1. Villiers Monroe Brut MCC 2015
2. Kleine Zalze Vintage Brut 2015
3. Cilmor Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2021
4. Brookdale Estate Chenin Blanc 2020
5. Lievland Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2021
6. Vrede en Lust Koegelberg Chenin Blanc 2019
7. Babylonstoren Chardonnay 2021
8. LaVierge Jezebel Chardonnay 2021
9. Oldenburg Vineyards Chardonnay 2021

10. Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve ‘The Castle of Good Hope’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
11. MAN Family Wines Skaapveld Syrah 2020
12. Diemersdal Reserve Pinotage 2020

🏆 Trophy awards 🏆
1. Sowetan Trophy for Best Cap Classique:
Bon Courage Jacques Bruere Reserve Vintage Brut 2013
2. Sunday Times Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc:
Trade Winds Sauvignon Blanc 2021
3. Financial Mail Trophy for Best Sauvignon/Semillon Blend:
Highlands Road Estate Cine Sera 2017
4. Best Museum Class Sauvignon Blanc:
Nederberg Two Centuries 2016
5. Best Niche White Wine:
Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2021
6. Investec Trophy for Best Semillon:
Old Road Wine Co. Grand Mere Semillon 2018
7. Best Museum Class Chenin Blanc:
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2013 Chenin
8. Harold Eedes Trophy for Best Chenin Blanc:
Spier Wines Woolworths Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2020
9. Rosa Kruger Trophy for best Old Vine Wine:
BrookDale chenin Blanc 2020
10. Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay:
Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2020
11. Investec Trophy for Best Merlot:
Spier Merlot 2018
12. Trophy for Best Pinotage:
Warwick First Lady Pinotage 2020
13. Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux Blend:
Glen Carlou Red Blend 2019
14. Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon:
Louisvale Limited Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
15. Business Day Trophy for Best Shiraz:
Drift Estate / Bruce Jack Ghost in The Machine Shiraz 2020
16. Museum Class Dessert Wine Trophy:
Nederberg Private Bin Eminence 2012
17. Tony Mossop Trophy for Best Cape Vintage Port:
Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2019
18. Museum Class Trophy for Best Port:
DeKrans Vintage Port 2012
19. Investec Trophy for  Discovery of the Show (best price to quality ratio): 
MAN family wines Skaapveld Syrah
20. Vinolok Trophy for Best Premium Wine:
Glen Carlou Red Blend 2019
21. International Judges Best Wine Award:
Oldenburg Chardonnay 2021
22. Best White Wine Overall:
Paul Cluver estate Chardonnay 2020
23. Best Red Wine Overall:
Glen Carlou Red Blend 2019
24. Most Successful Producer Award:
Spier Wine