Top 20 South African wineries. Judges vs Public

Mail & Guardian published their Top 20 Wineries today as rated by wine writers, judges and sommeliers.  We take a look at how their selection stack up against the public’s vote on Spit or Swallow.

Although the Mail & Guardian voting criteria was probably more focus on the wines the wineries produce, and the voting criteria on Spit or Swallow is more centered around the overall experience, it’s interesting to see only 2 farms, Mullineux and Thelema, occupying both lists

 

Mail & Guardian

Spit or Swallow

1. Boekenhoutskloof
   average score: 7.28
Glenelly Estate
average score: 8.01
2. Sadie Family Wines
   average score: 9.33 (under 10 votes)
Holden Manz
average score: 8.00
3. Kanonkop
   average score: 6.90
Mullineux
average score: 8.00
4. Paul Cluver
   average score: 6.52
Thelema
average score: 7.99
5. Tokara
   average score: 6.98
Vrede en Lust
average score: 7.98
6. Chamonix
   average score: 6.08
Haskell Vineyards
average score: 7.98
7. Vergelegen
   average score: 7.30
Creation Wines
average score: 7.98
8. Cape Point Vineyards
   average score: 7.29
Uva Mira Vineyards
average score: 7.97
9. Hamilton Russell
   average score: 5.31
Zorgvliet Wines
average score: 7.96
10. Mullineux
   average score: 8.00
Almenkerk
average score: 7.96
11. Meerlust
   average score: 7.14
Noble Hill
average score: 7.95
12. Thelema
   average score: 7.99
Avondale
average score: 7.93
13. Waterford
   average score: 7.22
Strandveld Vineyards
average score: 7.87
14. Jordan
   average score: 7.08
Mulderbosch Vineyards
average score: 7.86
15. Bouchard Finlayson
   average score: 7.43
Rhebokskloof
average score: 7.85
16. Rustenberg
   average score: 7.29
Bosman Family
average score: 7.84
17. Klein Constantia
   average score: 7.40
Le Pommier
average score: 7.82
18. Newton Johnson
   average score: 7.38
Gabrielskloof
average score: 7.81
19. Steenberg
   average score: 7.72
Maison Estate
average score: 7.80
20. De Toren
   average score: 6.5
Sir Robert Stanford
average score: 7.80


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