And the win­ners are…

To help you choose your ul­ti­mate fes­tive-sea­son wines, we asked 50 ex­perts – from chefs and somms to wine writ­ers – to vote for their favourites. Here’s your sum­mer hit list

Woolworths TASTE - - Wine Survey -

THE ONE FOR ANY­TIME EASY DRINK­ING De Wet­shof Lime­stone Hill Chardon­nay

“This wine is all about the lime – zesty and fresh with lots of flavour. I’ll def­i­nitely have plenty of it at the pool­side these hol­i­days.” – Tawanda Marume, in­de­pen­dent som­me­lier

THE ONE

FOR ALL YOUR HOL­I­DAY BRAAIS Cre­ation Gre­nache

“I can’t re­mem­ber the last time I de­vel­oped an emo­tional con­nec­tion to a lo­cal, cool-cli­mate, sin­glevine­yard Gre­nache. Un­til I stum­bled upon this com­plete game-changer from the Hemel-en-Aarde wine re­gion. Its fresh­ness and medium body makes it ideal for var­ied foods … and solo quaffing!”

– Lloyd Jusa, The Saxon head som­me­lier

THE ONE TO GET THE PARTY STARTED

Ken For­rester Viog­nier

“It’s some­thing dif­fer­ent that most peo­ple prob­a­bly haven’t tried – a beau­ti­fully crafted wine from one of South Africa’s top pro­duc­ers. A quirky and unique way to get the night go­ing. – Juliet Urquhart, The Silo Ho­tel som­me­lier

THE ONLY ONE FOR BOX­ING DAY BRUNCH Si­mon­sig Kaapse Vonkel Brut MCC

“SA’s first ever MCC is still a win­ner four decades later – per­fect for egg- and poul­try­based dishes. And don’t for­get the sushi and oys­ters!” – Al­lan Mullins, Woolies wine se­lec­tor

THE ONE TO KEEP YOU MERRY WHILE WRAP­PING GIFTS Cather­ine Mar­shall Pinot Noir

“I’m fo­cus­ing on treat­ing my­self and hav­ing fun these hol­i­days, and this Pinot Noir is per­fect – a dream-tas­tic com­bi­na­tion of fruity and fresh, and loaded with de­li­cious, juicy, slightly acidic berry ac­tion. Just right for cherry and strawb sea­son!” – Khanya Mzong­wana, food stylist

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