3 Wines in Top 6 at WineX Gauteng 2013!

Huge congratulations to the Red Ladies and our Vrede en Lust winemakers, Susan and Ansoné, for the solid performance at WineX in Sandton last month! 3 wines in Top 6 and 5 wines in the Top 20 overall. A great achievement on the back on last years’ Top 4 in the Top-10.

Congrats to De Toren and Lynx for their great performance, as well as to our neighbours, Rupert x& Rothschild.


These are the results as voted by the public and this is what counts most in our books. We sell mainly directly from the Vrede en Lust stand at the show and our sales equalled nearly 10% of the Shop at Show total!

From the Show Director, Michael Fridjhon’s blog:

The results of the RMB WineX Best Wines on Show ballot, with prizes from iStore, Riedel Glassware and winewizard.co.za are as follows:

Best Red Wine on Show
1st place: De Toren Fusion V 2011
2nd place: Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2010
3rd place: De Toren “Z” 2011

Best White Wine on Show (includes rosés and sparkling wines)
1st place: Lynx Viognier 2012
2nd place: Vrede en Lust Viognier 2012
3rd place: Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2012

All three red wines are Bordeaux-style red blends with the top two producers swopping places on the 2012 results. The other seven wines making the Top Ten Best Red wine listings (in alphabetical order) are:
Ataraxia Serenity 2008,
Diemersfontein Pinotage 2012,
Klipperskloof Shiraz 2011,
Meerlust Rubicon 2008,
Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmund 2010,
Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2011
Vrede en Lust Red Lady 2013.

Franschhoek producer Lynx Wines retained the 2012 position of Best White Wine producer with the same wine in 2013. The other nine wines making the Top Ten Best White wine listings are (in alphabetical order, tied positions included):
Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc 2013,
De Toren La Jeunesse Delicate NV,
Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2013,
Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2012,
Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2013,
JC Le Roux Scintilla 2003,
Oneiric Sauvignon Blanc 2010,
Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2012
Vrede en Lust Casey’s Ridge Sauvignon