Alphabetical Guide to South Africa

Alphabetical Guide to South Africa
Having trained at Hemel-en-Aarde pioneer Hamilton Russell, Berene Sauls has found success in her own right, making outstanding Pinot Noir at her Tesselaarsdal label. (David Silverman / Getty Images)
From the Nov 30, 2020, issue

The nearly 325 wines here were tasted by Aleks Zecevic for the South Africa tasting report in the Nov. 30, 2020 issue of Wine Spectator magazine. For a full analysis of the latest vintages, and top wines and top values charts, read "Silver Linings." WineSpectator.com members can find all reviews, with full tasting notes, in the Wine Ratings Search.

Wine Score Price
ALHEIT
Cartology Western Cape 2018 93 $55
Fire By Night Swartland 2018 93 $75
Hemelrand Vine Garden Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge 2018 92 $47
Huilkrans Citrusdal Mountain 2018 94 $100
La Colline Vineyard Franschhoek 2018 95 $100
Magnetic North Mountain Makstok Olifants River 2018 93 $100
ANWILKA
Stellenbosch 2015 89 $57
ASHBOURNE
Pinotage Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2016 90 $58
Sauvignon Blanc-Chardonnay Walker Bay 2018 87 $15
L'AVENIR
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 89 $22
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Single Block 30 2018 90 $45
Pinotage Stellenbosch 2017 86 $22
BABYLON'S PEAK
Chenin Blanc Swartland Dryland Bushvine 2018 88 $17
Viognier-Roussanne Swartland 2018 85 $20
BACKSBERG
Brut Coastal Region Kosher 2017 87 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Paarl 2017 87 $16
Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Paarl Klein Babylons Toren 2016 88 $27
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region 2019 86 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Paarl John Martin 2018 86 NA
Shiraz Paarl Pumphouse 2018 88 $25
A.A. BADENHORST FAMILY
Chenin Blanc Swartland Secateurs 2019 87 $16
Kalmoesfontein White Coastal Region 2016 94 $43
Muscat de Frontignan Swartland Geelkapel 2017 90 $63
Rosé Secateurs Swartland 2019 85 $16
Secateurs Red Swartland 2016 89 $17
Swartland 2016 92 $43
Tinta Barocca Swartland Sk'Windjiesvlei 2017 92 $63
GRAHAM BECK
Brut Blanc de Blancs Robertson 2014 89 $24
Brut Robertson NV 88 $18
Brut Rosé Western Cape NV 87 $18
BELLINGHAM
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region The Bernard Series Old Vine 2018 89 $29
NTSIKI BIYELA
Chardonnay Western Cape Aslina 2018 86 $22
BLACK PEARL
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2019 84 $15
Coastal Region The Mischief Maker Red 2016 80 $20
Oro Paarl 2018 85 $20
BLACKWATER
Chenin Blanc Swartland The Underdog 2018 88 $15
Rosé Lazy Lucy Swartland 2019 85 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape High Roller 2019 87 $15
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region Porcupine Ridge 2017 82 $13
Merlot Coastal Region Porcupine Ridge 2017 83 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Porcupine Ridge 2019 85 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Porcupine Ridge 2018 81 $13
Syrah Swartland Porcupine Ridge 2018 85 $13
Syrah-Mourvèdre-Viognier Western Cape The Wolftrap 2018 83 $12
The Chocolate Block Swartland 2018 89 $38
The Wolftrap White Western Cape 2019 87 $12
The Wolftrap White Western Cape 2018 87 $12
BOSCHENDAL
Chardonnay Elgin Appellation Series 2017 91 $35
Rosé The Rose Garden Coastal Region 2019 86 $13
BRAAI
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape 2018 87 $18
Pinotage Western Cape 2018 88 $18
BUITENVERWACHTING
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Bayten 2019 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Bayten 2018 88 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Beyond 2019 85 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Beyond 2018 86 $12
CAP MARITIME
Chardonnay Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 92 $54
Chardonnay Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2017 90 $54
Pinot Noir Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 91 $54
Pinot Noir Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2017 91 $54
CAPE VENTURE
Chenin Blanc Swartland Lubanzi 2018 87 $18
Lubanzi Coastal Region 2017 87 $18
CAPENSIS
Chardonnay Western Cape 2016 89 $80
TANIA & VINCENT CARÊME
Terre Brûlée Le Blanc Swartland 2019 90 $16
Terre Brûlée Le Blanc Swartland 2018 90 $16
Terre Brûlée Le Rouge Swartland 2017 89 $16
CHAMONIX
Chardonnay Franschhoek 2017 91 $30
Pinot Noir Franschhoek Feldspar 2017 90 $31
PAUL CLUVER
Sauvignon Blanc Elgin 2018 88 $18
CONSTANTIA GLEN
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2019 89 $26
CRYSTALLUM
Pinot Noir Western Cape Peter Max 2018 88 $35
DAVID FINLAYSON
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch Camino Africana 2016 89 $50
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 89 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch GS 2017 91 $50
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch GS 2015 90 $50
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2018 89 $17
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Camino Africana 2018 92 $30
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Camino Africana 2017 93 $30
Pinot Noir Stellenbosch Camino Africana Reserve 2018 90 $50
DE MORGENZON
Chardonnay Stellenbosch DMZ 2018 87 $18
Maestro White Stellenbosch 2016 90 $25
Rosé DMZ Stellenbosch 2019 84 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch DMZ 2018 89 $18
DE TOREN
Fusion V Stellenbosch 2016 90 $60
Z Stellenbosch 2015 89 $50
DE WETSHOF
Chardonnay Robertson Bateleur 2017 91 $55
Chardonnay Robertson Bon Vallon 2019 89 $20
Chardonnay Robertson Limestone Hill 2019 85 $20
EDGEBASTON
The Pepper Pot Stellenbosch 2017 83 $15
The Pepper Pot Stellenbosch 2016 82 $15
ERNIE ELS
Big Easy Red Western Cape 2017 87 $23
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2016 88 $24
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Big Easy 2018 87 $23
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Big Easy 2017 88 $20
Merlot Stellenbosch 2016 88 $28
EXCELSIOR
Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson 2018 84 $10
Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson 2017 84 $10
Chardonnay Robertson 2019 86 $10
Chardonnay Robertson 2018 85 $10
Sauvignon Blanc Robertson 2018 83 $10
Syrah Robertson 2018 87 $10
Syrah Robertson 2017 82 $10
FAIRVIEW
Goats do Roam Red Western Cape 2018 86 $13
Goats do Roam White Coastal Region 2018 82 $13
FLEUR DU CAP
Chardonnay Western Cape Essence du Cap 2018 85 $13
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Essence du Cap 2018 84 $12
KEN FORRESTER
Brut Stellenbosch Sparklehorse NV 87 $25
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Petit 2018 87 $12
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Petit 2017 86 $12
Chardonnay Western Cape Petit 2018 85 $12
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Old Vine Reserve 2018 88 $18
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Petit 2019 85 $12
Dirty Little Secret Two Western Cape NV 93 $125
Pinotage Stellenbosch Petit 2019 83 $12
Pinotage Stellenbosch Petit 2018 82 $12
Renegade Stellenbosch 2016 87 $22
Renegade Stellenbosch 2014 89 $24
Rosé Petit Western Cape 2019 88 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Petit 2019 86 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch Reserve 2019 87 $18
The FMC Stellenbosch 2018 90 $65
The Gypsy Stellenbosch 2013 88 $65
GLENELLY
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Glass Collection 2016 84 $18
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Estate Reserve 2018 92 $25
Chardonnay Stellenbosch Estate Reserve 2017 90 $25
Estate Reserve Stellenbosch 2013 87 $25
Lady May Stellenbosch 2013 89 $55
GROOT CONSTANTIA
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2018 91 $20
Shiraz Constantia 2016 90 $28
HAMILTON RUSSELL
Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 91 $43
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 90 $53
HELDERBERG WINERY
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2018 85 $16
INDABA
Chardonnay Western Cape 2018 81 $12
Chardonnay Western Cape 2017 82 $12
Merlot Western Cape 2018 85 $12
Mosaic Western Cape 2018 83 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2018 84 $12
JAM JAR
Shiraz Western Cape Sweet 2018 83 $12
Sweet White Western Cape 2018 82 $10
JOOSTENBERG
Chenin Blanc Paarl 2018 83 $14
Cinsault Paarl Myburgh Bros. 2018 88 $15
Paarl The Family Blend Red 2017 87 $14
KANONKOP
Paul Sauer Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2016 90 $63
Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2017 89 $45
Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch Black Label 2017 92 $275
KARA-TARA
Pinot Noir Western Cape 2018 87 $22
Pinot Noir Western Cape 2017 89 $22
KLEIN CONSTANTIA
Chardonnay Constantia 2017 89 $30
Constantia Red 2016 89 $27
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia 2018 88 $19
Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Pascal Jolivet Metis 2017 89 $25
Vin de Constance Constantia 2017 95 NA
KWV
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape Classic Collection 2018 83 $10
Chardonnay Western Cape Classic Collection 2018 86 $10
Chenin Blanc Western Cape Classic Collection 2018 83 $10
Pinotage Western Cape Classic Collection 2018 87 $10
Roodeberg Red Western Cape 2017 87 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Classic Collection 2018 85 $10
LANZERAC
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 88 $24
Pinotage Stellenbosch 2016 87 $37
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 85 $25
Syrah Stellenbosch 2016 89 $37
LEEU PASSANT
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2017 92 $70
Dry Red Western Cape 2017 89 $110
LIEVLAND
Chenin Blanc Paarl Old Vines 2018 89 $19
Pinotage Paarl Bushvine 2018 87 $19
LOMOND
Sauvignon Blanc Cape Agulhas 2019 88 $18
Sauvignon Blanc Cape Agulhas Pincushion 2017 91 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Cape Agulhas Sugarbush 2017 90 $25
LUDDITE
Cape South Coast Saluez le Saboteur Red 2015 90 $30
Shiraz Walker Bay 2013 90 $60
MAN VINTNERS
Chardonnay Coastal Region Padstal 2019 86 $12
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region Free-run 2019 84 $12
Merlot Coastal Region Jan Fiskaal 2017 82 $12
Pinotage Coastal Region Bosstok 2018 83 $12
Pinotage Coastal Region Bosstok 2017 81 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Warrelwind 2019 85 $12
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Warrelwind 2018 84 $12
Shiraz Coastal Region Skaapveld 2017 84 $12
MEERLUST
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2018 89 $28
Rubicon Stellenbosch 2016 90 $38
Stellenbosch 2017 88 $15
JH MEYER
Elands Rivier Elandskloof 2017 90 $34
Palmiet Elgin 2017 89 $34
Pinot Noir Cape South Coast No Sulphur 2017 91 $30
MILES MOSSOP WINES
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region The Introduction 2018 88 $16
Saskia Coastal Region 2016 91 $30
Stellenbosch The Introduction 2017 86 $18
MOTHER ROCK WINES
Chenin Blanc Swartland Force Celeste 2019 88 $19
Cinsault Swartland Force Celeste 2018 91 $17
Holocene Swartland 2017 92 $33
Kweperfontein Swartland 2017 89 $30
Swartland White 2018 90 $25
MR MVEMVE RAATS
De Compostella Stellenbosch 2017 91 $85
De Compostella Stellenbosch 2016 92 $85
MULDERBOSCH
Brut Stellenbosch Méthode Cap Classique 2015 87 $25
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2017 90 $44
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region Rosé 2019 87 $15
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch A Block 2017 92 $34
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Op Hout 2019 87 $15
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Op Hout 2018 88 $15
Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2016 89 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 89 $15
MULLINEUX
Chenin Blanc Swartland Granite Old Vines 2018 93 $80
Chenin Blanc Swartland Kloof Street Old Vine 2019 85 $20
Chenin Blanc Swartland Olerasay NV 97 NA
Chenin Blanc Swartland Quartz Leliefontein 2018 92 $80
Kloof Street Swartland 2018 85 $20
Old Vines Swartland White 2018 91 $35
Straw Wine Swartland 2018 94 NA
Syrah Swartland 2017 90 $40
Syrah Swartland Granite 2017 93 $120
Syrah Swartland Iron 2017 92 $120
Syrah Swartland Schist Roundstone 2017 94 $120
NITÍDA
Sauvignon Blanc Durbanville 2018 82 $15
NOBLE HILL
Cabernet Sauvignon Simonsberg-Paarl 2015 86 $22
Chenin Blanc-Viognier Western Cape Bloem 2019 85 $13
Simonsberg-Paarl Estate Reserve 2017 87 $25
Syrah-Mourvèdre Western Cape Bloem 2017 81 $13
Viognier Simonsberg-Paarl 2019 85 $18
PAINTED WOLF
Chenin Blanc Swartland The Den 2018 87 $13
Pinotage Paarl Rosé 2019 85 $13
Pinotage Western Cape The Den 2018 84 $13
PORSELEINBERG
Swartland 2017 91 $95
RAATS FAMILY
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch 2016 90 $42
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Original Unwooded 2019 87 $15
Red Jasper Stellenbosch 2016 88 $25
RADLEY & FINCH
Pinotage Western Cape The Prof's 2018 82 $12
REYNEKE
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2015 93 $136
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 92 $34
Reserve Red Stellenbosch 2016 92 $71
Reserve White Stellenbosch 2017 92 $42
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 89 $29
Syrah Stellenbosch 2017 89 $29
Vinehugger Red Western Cape 2018 88 $15
Vinehugger White Western Cape 2019 88 $17
ROBERTSON WINERY
Cabernet Sauvignon Robertson 2018 83 $10
Chardonnay Robertson 2018 85 $10
Chardonnay Robertson Constitution Road 2016 84 $25
Chenin Blanc Robertson 2018 83 $10
ANTHONIJ RUPERT
Cabernet Franc Coastal Region 2013 90 $85
Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek 2014 93 $85
Chardonnay Elandskloof Cape of Good Hope Serruria 2016 90 $27
Chenin Blanc Swartland Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier 2017 88 $25
Pinot Noir Elandskloof Cape of Good Hope Sneeuwkrans 2016 88 $30
Sauvignon Blanc Elandskloof Cape of Good Hope Altima 2017 91 $25
Western Cape 2012 90 $120
RUST EN VREDE
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 90 $35
RUSTENBERG
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2018 88 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 86 $20
Chardonnay Stellenbosch 2018 86 $20
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2019 87 $13
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2017 82 $13
SADIE FAMILY
'T Voetpad Swartland 2018 94 $100
Columella Swartland 2017 92 $170
Kokerboom Olifants River 2018 95 $100
Mev. Kirsten Stellenbosch 2018 94 $200
Palladius Swartland 2017 95 $153
Pofadder Swartland 2018 93 $75
Skerpioen Swartland 2018 92 $75
Skurfberg Olifants River 2018 93 $75
Treinspoor Swartland 2018 93 $75
SAFRIEL HOUSE
Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region 2017 89 $20
Cabernet Sauvignon Paarl Reserve 2017 86 $30
Chardonnay Coastal Region 2016 88 $20
SALTARE
Brut Nature Western Cape NV 89 $28
DUNCAN SAVAGE
Are We There Yet Malgas 2018 92 $49
Coastal Region 2017 92 $45
Follow The Line Darling 2018 93 $43
Girl Next Door Cape Town 2018 93 $60
Girl Next Door Coastal Region 2017 91 $60
Never Been Asked to Dance Paarl 2018 94 $43
Thief in The Night Piekenierskloof 2018 92 $43
Western Cape White 2018 93 $42
RUDI SCHULTZ
Syrah Stellenbosch 2016 92 $30
SIMONSIG
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2019 87 $14
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Avec Chêne 2017 89 $36
Pinotage Stellenbosch Redhill 2017 85 $38
SOUTHERN RIGHT
Pinotage Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 88 $33
Sauvignon Blanc Walker Bay 2019 90 $16
SPICE ROUTE
Chakalaka Swartland 2016 89 $24
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2017 87 $24
Rosé Saffron Western Cape 2018 87 $24
STARK-CONDÉ
Cabernet Sauvignon Jonkershoek Valley Three Pines 2017 91 $44
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 91 $27
Oude Nektar Jonkershoek Valley 2016 90 $80
Syrah Jonkershoek Valley Three Pines 2017 92 $27
Syrah Stellenbosch 2017 91 $27
Syrah Stellenbosch 2016 89 $27
STELLAR
Pinotage Western Cape Organics 2019 86 $10
Shiraz Western Cape Organics 2019 86 $10
STELLENBOSCH VINEYARDS
Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2017 86 $18
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Bushvine 2018 88 $18
Pinotage Stellenbosch Bushvine 2017 87 $18
STORM POINT WINES
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2019 85 $15
Chenin Blanc Swartland 2018 84 $15
Swartland 2019 85 $15
Swartland 2018 82 $15
TESSELAARSDAL
Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley 2018 92 $53
THISTLE & WEED
Cabernet Franc Stellenbosch Knapsekêrel 2017 91 $34
Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Brandnetel 2018 90 $30
Tempranillo-Alicante Bouschet Stellenbosch Nastergal 2018 89 $28
THORNE & DAUGHTERS
Rocking Horse Western Cape 2017 92 $40
TUSSOCK JUMPER
Chenin Blanc Western Cape 2019 83 $13
Chenin Blanc Western Cape 2018 82 $13
Shiraz-Grenache-Viognier Western Cape 2017 81 $13
VILAFONTÉ
Series C Paarl 2016 90 $95
Series M Paarl 2016 90 $75
Series M Paarl 2015 91 $75
WARWICK
Cabernet Sauvignon Western Cape The First Lady 2017 88 $18
Chardonnay Western Cape The First Lady 2019 85 $15
Estate Reserve Simonsberg-Stellenbosch 2016 90 $70
Rosé The First Lady Western Cape 2019 85 $15
Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape The First Lady 2019 86 $15
Stellenbosch The Blue Lady 2015 92 $60
Stellenbosch The White Lady 2017 92 $50
Stellenbosch Three Cape Ladies 2016 91 $35
WILDEBERG
Chenin Blanc Paarl 2018 92 $25
Franschhoek White 2018 92 $25
Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2018 90 $25
The Tea Leaf Western Cape 2018 89 $15
THE WINERY OF GOOD HOPE
Pinot Noir Western Cape Reserve 2018 82 $25
ZANDWIJK WINES
Chenin Blanc Coastal Region Unorthodox 2018 86 $15
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