Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards 2020 Entries Open

Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards
Cape Town

Notwithstanding the major challenges of the Corona Virus pandemic, it has been announced that the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards competition is going ahead.

Following last year’s record entries and numerous new wards demarcated as individualist terrains, a sizable participation is again expected in this year’s competition with its stringent Wine of Origin rules. Only wines certified by the Wine and Spirits Board as Wine of Origin from a specific ward, a district not divided into more than one ward, estate-produced wine and single vineyard wines may participate.

This competition is unique in the sense that it is the world’s only one based on the concept of terroir – a French term referring to the fact that wines from different terrains continuously show character traits resulting from the interaction of their specific typography, soils and climate.*      

National winners, as well as area winners are named after the judging. The Novare Trophies for Top Single Vineyard Wine, Top Estate, Top Wine Area, Top Terroir Producer and overall Top Wine of the competition are awarded.

Entries for the competition close on 17 July and the delivery of samples for judging takes place on 23 and 24 July.  The judging is scheduled from 03 – 07 August.  A decision is yet to be made regarding the date of the presentation of the awards function.

Entry forms are available online at

For more information contact the organisers on tel 021 863 1599 or e-mail 

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