DGB is one of South Africa’s most successful premium wine producers and claims the title of “Best South African Producer” for the third consecutive year at MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2024

by Tia

DGB, South Africa’s leading premium wine producer, has been awarded Best South African Producer at the 34th Great International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI presented at ProWein, the world’s leading trade fair for wines and spirits.

In addition to receiving the South African recognition, DGB were also announced as being one of the top five most successful Global producers at this year’s competition who collectively accumulated 163 of the total awarded medals in the silver, gold and grand gold categories.

Upon the announcement of the award DGB Chairman Tim Hutchinson commented, “This award, for the third consecutive year, is a tremendous tribute to everyone in our wine making and viticultural teams. I am very proud of their excellent performance. It is fantastic recognition of our ongoing commitment to producing premium South African wines, and it’s a privilege to have them shine on the global stage.”

Looking to the medals, DGB scooped up an impressive 20 gold medals across their portfolio. Boschendal lead the way with four gold medals, followed by The Old Road Wine Co. and Brampton with three each, and Backsberg, Bellingham, Douglas Green and Franschhoek Cellars each taking a pair. Fryers Cove and Vineyard Friends rounded up the 20 medals with a peace per winery.

The MUNDUS VINI award ceremony honouring the producers and winemakers whose wines have received a special award took place on Sunday the10th of March 2024 at ProWein, the world largest Wine Trade Fair with over 49 000 wine professionals in attendance.

The full list of gold medals received by DGB (by winery):

  • Backsberg Gravel Road Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Backsberg Blueberry Row Pinotage 2022
  • Bellingham Founder Series Freda 2022
  • Bellingham The Bernard Series Vintage Pinotage 2021
  • Boschendal 1685 Pinotage 2021
  • Boschendal MCC Brut NV
  • Boschendal MCC Jean Le Long 2012
  • Boschendal Pavillion Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Brampton Roxton 2019
  • Brampton Roxton Black Cabernet Sauvignon2020
  • Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2023
  • Douglas Green Chardonnay 2023
  • Douglas Green Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Franschhoek Cellar Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Franschhoek Cellar Shiraz 2022
  • Fryers Cove Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Old Road Wine Co. Juliette Sauvignon Blanc 2023
  • Old Road Wine Co. Le Courier Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Old Road Wine Co. The Butcher and Cleaver 2020
  • Vineyard Friends Chenin Blanc 2023

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