Jim Freeman
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29 Sep 2021
7:00 am

The rise of New World wines

Jim Freeman

Local academy chair Dr Winnie Bowman said SA’s showing indicated international acknowledgement that the country ranked high among the world’s best wine tourism destinations.

Wines. Picture: iStock

After an absence of a year due to the Covid pandemic, SA’s flagship wineries have returned strongly to occupy 10 places on the latest World’s Best Vineyards (WBV) rankings, announced in Germany recently. The highest-ranked SA vineyard was Creation, which came in at number 10. Creation, from the Walker Bay wine region, also won the individual award for best vineyard in Africa. According to WBV 2021, the top three wineries were Zuccardi Valle de Uco (Argentina), Bodegas de los Herederos del Marques de Riscal (Spain) and Chateau Margaux (France). Other local wineries that made the list were Delaire Graff, Klein...