Top 25 Wines

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Stellenbosch’s Top 25 Wines are based on the highest scoring wines from more than 180 producers in and around Stellenbosch and the Helderberg.

These wines have mostly scored 94 points and above and are truly world class, many achieving success in competitions at home and abroad.

Wines stay on this list until they are surpassed by a higher scoring wine, or become unavailable.

In Progress

Stellenbosch’s Top White Wine 2023

Stellenrust The Mothership Chenin Blanc 2021  94pts

Ken Forrester Terre Noire Swartland Chenin Blanc 2020  93pts

Reyneke Biodynamic Chenin Blanc 2021  92pts

Stellenbosch’s Top Red Wine 2023

Deux Freres Cabernet Sauvignon 2020  95pts

Deux Freres Tribute 2020  94pts

Deux Freres Mourvedre 2021  94pts

Stellenrust Eight Pillars 2019  93pts

Somerbosch Kylix 2016  92pts

L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2019  92pts

Rust en Vrede Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2020  91pts

     Stellenbosch’s  Top White Wine 2022

Mulderbosch W Chenin Blanc 2019   94pts

Runner Up

Peter Falke Chardonnay 2020   94pts

Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2021   93pts

Craven Karibib Chenin Blanc 2020   92pts

Laibach Chenin Blanc Sur Lie 2020   92pts

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2021   92pts

Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2022   90pts


 Stellenbosch’s Top Red Wine 2022

Deux Frères Mourvèdre  2020  94pts

Runner Up

Alto MPHS 2015   94pts

Deux Frères Liberté   2018     93pts

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2017   93pts

Peter Falke Alani Syrah 2018   93pts

Alto Shiraz 2007   93pts

Mulderbosch Cabernet Franc 2019   92pts

Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2018   91pts

Stellenbosch’s  Top White Wine 2021

Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2020   93pts

Runners Up

Asara Granite Chenin Blanc  2018   93pts

Edgebaston David Finlayson Chardonnay 2020    93pts

Jasper Raats Driefontein Blanc 2017    93pts

Zorgvliet Simone 2019    93pts

Remhoogte Free to Be Riesling 2020   93pts

Foothills Semillon 2018    93pts

Zevenwacht Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2020   93pts

Post House Stamp of Chenin  2020   93pts

Mooiplaas Laatlam NLH 2014   92pts

Cavalli Cremello 2017   92pts

Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2019   92pts

Stellenrust BF Chardonnay 2019   92pts

Hartenberg Riesling 2018   92pts

Winshaw Vineyards Usana The Doctor’s Journey Sauvignon Blanc 2019   92pts

Miles Mossop Saskia White 2018   92pts

Saxenburg Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2011   92pts


Stellenbosch’s  Top Red Wine 2021

Lanzerac Pioneer Pinotage 2018   96pts

Runners Up

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage  2018   96pts

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2018    96pts

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2018    95pts

Edgebaston David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2018    94pts

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2017   94pts

Oldenburg Stone Axe Shiraz 2018    93pts

Stellenrust Peppergrinder Shiraz 2016   93pts

Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2014    93pts

Bartinney Skyfall 2014    93pts

Journey’s End Cape Doctor The Red 2016    93pts

Lyngrove Latitude 2018    93pts

Asara Passione Pinotage 2017   93pts

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016    93pts

Blackwater Cuvee Terra Lux Pinot Noir 2018    93pts

JP Bredell Cape Vintage Reserve 2017    92pts

Cavalli Warlord 2018   92pts

Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2019    92pts

Stellenrust Cabernet Franc 2016    92pts

Edgebaston David Finlayson Pinot Noir 2019    92pts

Warwick Trilogy 2017    92pts

Kanu Pinotage 2018    92pts

Taaibosch Crescendo 2018  92pts

Stellenbosch’s Top White Wine 2020

Tokara Director’s Reserve 2017   95pts

Runners Up

Meinert 6Chen Chenin Blanc 2018  94pts

Longridge Clos du Ciel Chardonnay 2017 2016   94pts

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2018 94pts

Keermont Companion Roussanne 2017  94pts

Raats Eden HD Chenin Blanc 2018  93pts

Boschkloof Kottabos Chenin Blanc 2018   93pts

DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018   93pts

Flagstone FR Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2019   93pts

Vergelegen GVB White 2017   93pts

Neil Ellis Amica 2018   93pts

Carinus Polkadraai Heuwels Chenin Blanc 2019   93pts

Post House Stamp of Chenin Reserve 2019   93pts

Morgenster Reserve White 2018   93pts

Winshaw Usana BF Chenin Blanc 2016   93pts

Metzer Montane Chenin Blanc 2018   93pts

Lanzerac Mrs English Chardonnay 2018   93pts

Guardian Peak Hangbrug Chenin Blanc 2019  93pts

Stellenrust Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2019  93pts

Yardstick Raised by Wolves Driehoek Chenin Blanc 2017   93pts

Dornier Semillon 2019   93pts

Foothills Viognier 2017   92pts

Craven Karibib Chenin Blanc 2018   92pts

Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018  92pts

Stellenrust BF WY Chardonnay 2018  92pts

Lievland Oogappel Chenin Blanc 2018  92pts

Hazendal Roussanne 2018  92pts

Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018  92pts

Kleine Zalze VS Chenin Blanc 2019 92pts

Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2019  92pts

DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2018  92pts


Stellenbosch’s Top Red Wine 2020

Stellenrust After Eight Shiraz 2016  96pts

Runners Up

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2017   96pts

Anwilka 2015   95pts

Vergelegen V 2013 95pts

Haskell IV 2015  95pts

De Toren Black Lion 2018  94pts

Usana The Fox Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 94pts

Rust en Vrede 1694 2016 94pts

Longridge Ekliptika 2017  94pts

LeRiche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016  94pts

The High Road Director’s Reserve 2017 94pts

Flagstone Time Manner Place Pinotage Reserve 2016  94pts

Keermont Topside Syrah 2016  94pts

Koelenhof 1679 The Legacy 2017 94pts

Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2017 94pts

Post House Missing Virgin 2017  94pts

Bizoe Wines Malbec 2018  94pts

Haskell II 2015  94pts

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2016 94pts

Morgenster Estate Reserve 2013  94pts

Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah 2016 94pts

Muratie Grenache 2018 94pts

De Trafford Elevation 393 2014 94pts

Longridge Misterie 2016 94pts

Oldenburg Stone Axe Syrah 2017  93pts

Bellevue 1953 Pinotage 2017  93pts

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  93pts

Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2016  93pts

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93pts

Bellevue Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  93pts

Hoopenburg Bordeaux Blend 2017 93pts

BVintners Lone Wolf Cinsault 2019  93pts

Scions of Sinai Cinsault 2019  93pts

Stellenrust Douwe Steyn 2011  93pts

Migliarina Syrah 2017  93pts

DeMorgenzon Maestro Blue 2017 93pts

Simonsig Frans Malan 2016  93pts

Hoopenburg Integer SMC 2017  93pts

Hazendal Pinot Noir 2017 93pts

Remhoogte Single Vineyard Syrah 2017  93pts

L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2018 93pts

Lanzerac Le General 2016  93pts

Stark-Conde Three Pines Syrah 2017 93pts

Deux Freres Mourvedre 2017 93pts

Muratie Martin Melck FR Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 93pts

Guardian Peak Grenache 2019 93pts

Avontuur Legal Eagle Cabernet Franc 2015  93pts

Stellenbosch’s Top White Wine 2019

DeMorgenzon The Divas Chenin Blanc 2017   96pts

Runners Up

Edgebaston Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2018  95pts

Longridge Ou Steen Chenin Blanc 2016   94pts

Ken Forrester The FMC 2018 94pts

Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc 2018 93pts

Simonsig Die Kluisenaar 2016 93pts

Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Chardonnay 2018 93pts

Migliarina Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015 93pts

Delaire Graff Terraced Block Chardonnay 2017 93pts

Lanzerac Mrs English Chardonnay 2017 93pts

Kaapzicht 1947 Chenin Blanc 2018 93pts

Quoin Rock Chardonnay 2017   92pts

Simonsig Mediterraneo 2017 92pts

Morgenster Vespri Vermentino 2019 92pts

Morgenster White Reserve 2016 92pts

Vergelegen GVB White 2016 92pts

Reyneke Biodynamic Chenin Blanc 2018 92pts

L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2018   92pts

Kruger Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2019   92pts

Dornier Froschkönig Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016  92pts

Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay 2017  91pts

Thelema Riesling 2016 91pts

Miles Mossop Chapter Two Chenin Blanc 2018  91pts

Neethlingshof Ode To Nature Riesling 2018   91pts

Kruger KlipKlop Chardonnay 2017   91pts

Kanu KCB Chenin Blanc 2017  91pts

Kruger Walker Bay Chardonnay 2018   91pts

Stellenbosch’s Top Red Wine 2019

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2017   97pts

Runners Up

Vilafonté Series C 2017   96pts

Deux Frères Fraternité 2015   96pts

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2016 96pts

Edgebaston Camino Africana Cabernet Franc 2016 95pts

Spier Frans Smit 2015    95pts

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2017 95pts

The High Road Directors Reserve 2015 95pts

Deux Frères Cabernet Sauvignon 2015   95pts

Boschkloof Kottabos 2018    95pts

Stellenrust Series Rare After Eight Shiraz 2014   94pts

Rust en Vrede Estate Red 2016 94pts

Alto Signature Red Blend 2015 94pts

Longridge Maandans Pinotage 2017 94pts

Radford Dale Black Rock 2017 94pts

Romond Rebus Cabernet Franc 2015  94pts

Dalla Cia Pinot Noir 2015   94pts

De Trafford Elevation 393    94pts

Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 94pts

Muratie The Senator LBV 2011   94pts

Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2014 94pts

Stellenbosch’s Top White Wine 2018

Longridge Clos du Ciel Chardonnay 2016

Runners Up

Longridge Ou Steen Chenin Blanc 2015

Mulderbosch S2 Block Chenin Blanc 2017

Lanzerac Mrs English Chardonnay 2016

Stellenbosch’s Top Red Wine 2018

Raats Eden HD SV Cabernet Franc 2015

Runners Up

The High Road Director’s Reserve 2013

Spier Frans K Smit 2012

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2016