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Sugar Baron Rum Distillery

Sugar Baron Craft Distillery makes such good rums, we had to find out more about the secret to their success. We recently interviewed the Sugar Baron Craft Distillery to get some insight into this wonderful company: Please tell us your names, a bit about yourselves, and your role in the company. Brad O’Neill – Director …

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Rosendal

Rosendal Wines did so well at the 2021 awards, we just had to find out more about this excellent winery. We asked Patricia Kemp to tell us more about Rosendal. Please tell us your name, a bit about yourself, and your role in the company. I’m Patricia Kemp, and I help the company with its …

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Brad Gold

Brad Gold, the chairman of Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge, is a man on a mission. Brad Gold is a wine marketing specialist and qualified as South Africa’s youngest Cape Wine Master at the age of 25. Brad now has a marketing company called Golden Ratio Marketing Solutions aimed specifically and raising the profile of …

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Niel Joubert

Niel Joubert Wines, where quality and value meet. The founder of Klein Simonsvlei, Piet Joubert, bought the farm in 1898 with the main objective of producing fruit. His second son Daniel joined him on the farm at the age of 22, followed by his son Niel, who took over to run operations in 1950. While …

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Perdeberg

Perdeberg Cellar going into their 80th year scooped multiple Value and Gold awards at the Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2021 Perdeberg Cellar was founded in 1941 when Jan Rossouw, an astute local farmer, disillusioned with the poor prices being paid for grapes, suggested that the farmers of the region begin producing their own wines. …

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2021 Sauvignon blanc Trophy

Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2021 The Trophy for the best Sauvignon blanc goes to Klein Roosboom for their Klein Roosboom Jéan Sauvignon Blanc 2021 We asked the winemaker Piti Coetzee a few questions to find out more about this remarkable wine. Where did you grow up, and what made you go into winemaking?  I …

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2021 Gin Trophy

Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2021 The Trophy for the best gin went to Time Anchor Distillery for their Mirari Celebration Gin. Merari Celebration Gin We asked the founder and master distiller Shanna-Rae Wilby a few questions to find out more about this remarkable gin. Where did you grow up, and what made you go …

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2021 Event

Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2021 Quality and value offerings across the board The third Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge took place at the end of September 2021. The jury sat down at the Conference Centre at Klein Joostenberg, Stellenbosch, to adjudicate quality and value entries. The focus of this event is to give the …

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