2021 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 Gin Trophy

The 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 …

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2021 Event

The 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 …

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Theron du Plessis

Theron Du Plessis as Auditing Partner Theron du Plessis Helderberg opened its offices in May 2003 and has subsequently grown from a single partner practice to a five partner practice with branches located in Somerset West, Tulbagh and Port Elizabeth. The Theron du Plessis group offers a comprehensive range of financial services to its clients …

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DHL chosen as industry-leading logistics partner The DHL Express family of specialised Business Units offers an unrivalled portfolio of logistics products and solutions ranging from domestic to international express deliveries. DHL connects people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. Driven by the power of more than 100 000+ employees globally, they deliver integrated services and …

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Drunk Turtle Amphorae

Drunk TurtleAmphorae Drunk Turtle is our perfect innovation partner The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge breaks away from the norm to stay abreast of trends and innovation. Younger winemakers realise the need to be at the forefront of the newest technology available. Drunk Turtle amphorae combine ideas of ancient Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans with modern …

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Aquasky chosen as the perfect water partner Aquasky as partner Aquasky is a proudly South African company making water from air since 2017 and using locally manufactured equipment for production. The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge had to find a partner supplying water to panellists that would be totally odourless, and not interfere with the …

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2020 Sauvignon blanc Trophy

The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2020 Rosé Trophy awarded to Lanzerac Pinotage Rosé 2020 This was the 2nd year The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge was held, and the increase in the number of entries is a definite acknowledgement that the unique features of this competition fills a need in the South African industry. …

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