Hey WineX-lover

The 17th WineX was absolutely fabulous - thank you to the 9 500 Jozi wine lovers who joined us to sniff, swirl and even spit some 750 wines from 148 exhibitors.  Unlike other election results this year the Best Wines on Show - chosen by you - have presented no surprises! Congratulations to these wineries who worked hard at the polling stations!
Best Red Wine on Show: Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2012
2nd: Diemersfontein Pinotage 2015
3rd: Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2014
4th: Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Malbec 2015
Joint 5th: De Toren Fusion V 2014 and Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2014
Best White Wine on Show: Diemersfontein Sauvignon Blanc 2016
2nd: Vrede en Lust White Mischief 2015
3rd: Journey’s End Destination Chardonnay 2014
4th: Vrede en Lust Casey’s Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Joint 5th: Beyerskloof Chenin Blanc Pinotage 2016 and Springfield Estate Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2016
New category, Best Rosé or Sparkling Wine on Show: Vrede en Lust Jess Dry Rosé 2016
2nd: Krone Night Nectar Rosé Demi-Sec 2015
3rd: Ice Tropez
4th: Krone Night Nectar Demi-Sec 2015
Joint 5th: Montpellier MCC NV and Pongácz Desiderius Brut 2008
Shop@Show purchases totaled around R3 million confirming that Jozi wine lovers love to shop for their favourite wines at RMB WineX.  Top selling winery was Springfield Estate and the most popular purchases were the Raka Quinary 2013 and Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2016 by volume and the Meerlust Rubicon 2013 by value.  You indulged in 3 450 Saldanha Bay oysters, French cheeses, foie gras, KZN nougat, wagyu beef from the Free State, biltong and olives, not to mention the deli from Mastrantonio. #OldWinesWednesday provided the rare opportunity to taste a range of SA treasures from the 70s and all 18 sessions for the Table Talk Pop-Up Tastings were sold-out hits.  The Swartland ‘revolutionaries’ who came to town and Jozi’s own Tbo Touch added to the ‘rock star’ atmosphere.

All this and more will return in 2017 from 25 to 27 October at the Sandton Convention Centre.  We hope to see you there!