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.

2020 in progress

Stellenbosch’s Top White Wine 2020

Meinert 6Chen Blend 2018   94pts

Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2018 94*pts

Raats Eden HD Chenin Blanc 2018  93*pts

Boschkloof Kottabos Chenin Blanc 2018   93*pts

DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018   93*pts

Flagstone FR Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2019   93*pts

Vergelegen GVB White 2017   93*pts

Carinus Polkadraai Heuwels Chenin Blanc 2019 93*pts

Post House Stamp of Chenin Reserve 2019   93*pts

Morgenster Reserve White 2018   93*pts

Winshaw Usana BF Chenin Blanc 2016   93*pts

Metzer Montane Chenin Blanc 2018   93*pts

Foothills Viognier 2017   92*pts

Craven Karibib Chenin Blanc 2018   92*pts

Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2018  92*pts

Stellenrust BF WY Chardonnay 2018  92*pts

Lievland Oogappel Chenin Blanc 2018  92*pts

Hazendal Roussanne 2018  92*pts

Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018  92*pts

Waterkloof Circle of Life White 2016  92*pts

Kleine Zalze VS Chenin Blanc 2019 92*pts

Bartinney Chardonnay 2018  92*pts

Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin Blanc 2019  92*pts

DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2018  92*pts

Saltare OV Chenin Blanc 2016  92*pts

Miles Mossop Chapter Three Chenin Blanc 2018  92*pts


Stellenbosch’s Top Red Wine 2020

Stellenrust After Eight Shiraz 2016  96pts

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2017 2015  96*pts

Anwilka 2015  95pts

Vergelegen V 2013 95*pts

Haskell IV 2015  95*pts

De Toren Black Lion 2018  94pts

Usana The Fox Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 94*pts

Rust en Vrede 1694 2016 94*pts

Longridge Ekliptika 2016  94*pts

LeRiche Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2016  94*pts

Flagstone Time Manner Place Pinotage Reserve 2016  94*pts

Post House Missing Virgin 2017  94*pts

Bizoe Wines Malbec 2018  94*pts

Haskell II 2015  94*pts

Rust en Vrede Single Vineyard Syrah 2016 94*pts

Morgenster Estate Reserve 2013  94*pts

Muratie Grenache 2018 94*pts

Oldenburg Stone Axe Syrah 2017  93pts

Bellevue 1953 Pinotage 2017  93*pts

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  93*pts

Stellenrust Cornerstone Pinotage 2016  93*pts

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 93*pts

BVintners Lone Wolf Cinsault 2019  93pts

Scions of Sinai Cinsault 2019  93pts

Stellenrust Douwe Steyn 2011  93*pts

Migliarina Syrah 2017  93*pts

DeMorgenzon Maestro Blue 2017 93*pts

Hazendal Pinot Noir 2017 93*pts

Remhoogte Single Vineyard Syrah 2017  93*pts

L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2018 93*pts

Waterkloof Circumstance Cabernet Franc 2016  93*pts

Boschkloof Conclusion 2018 93*pts

SuperSingle Vineyards Mt Sutherland Syrah 2016  93*pts

Deux Freres Mourvedre 2017 93*pts

Muratie Martin Melck FR Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 93*pts

Peter Falke Exclusive Blend 2015 93*pts

Avontuur Legal Eagle Cabernet Franc 2015  93*pts

Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2017 93*pts

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