Simonsig wines won 1 gold medal for their bubbly, 3 gold medals for their red wines and 5 silver medals for numerous other wines.
With a history spanning four decades as South Africa’s first bottle-fermented sparkling wine, Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 2009 was one of only two Méthode Cap Classique wines to win a gold medal. Simonsig also showed its prowess as a leading red wine producer by clinching three of only 20 gold medals awarded to South African reds. Simonsig’s red wine gold medallists are the flagship Bordeaux-style blend, Tiara 2009, Merindol Syrah 2010 and Mr Borio’s Shiraz 2011.
The IWSC judges awarded a Silver Outstanding medal to the Cape Blend, Simonsig Frans Malan 2010, as well as Silver medals to a further five Simonsig wines.
With annual entries from nearly 90 countries, including wine regions such as Argentina, Italy and France, the International Wine & Spirit Competition is one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world.
The International Wine and Spirit Competition came into being in 1969 and was unique for including a chemical analysis of the wines in the judging process. Today the chemical analysis, which looks at the sulphur dioxide levels, the wine’s acidity and other aspects which affect the wine either now or with aging, is still an important part of the IWSC judging process.
The IWSC aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs drawing on the detailed technical analysis and specialist judging panels.
Visit Simonsig Estate to sample the wines and stay for a meal afterwards at Cuvée Restaurant.