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  • About the ShowThe Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition that recognises the top local wines and winemakers, and honours excellence in the wine industry.
  • Entry KitThe entry kit will be available 30 January 2015. Entries close on 20 March 2015. Read More
  • The JudgesFind out more about the panel of judges that will preside over the this year's show.Read More


Old Mutual, an international investment, savings, insurance and banking Group, has been the headline sponsor of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show since its inception in 2002.

While we see great value in a process which identifies the country’s top wines, we believe that skills development should be an important element of all our sponsorships. Through our involvement with the Trophy Wine Show we are able to support the Wine Judging Academy, run in conjunction with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, and dedicated to training world-class wine judges.

We are excited to play an important role in discovering talent across the wine industry and highlighting it both locally and on the international stage. Recognising the importance of the rigour which goes into the Show’s judging methodology, we take the top wines on a national roadshow to introduce them to discerning wine lovers in eight cities in Southern Africa.

Listed in the Entry Kit is all you need to know about the show’s rules and guidelines. You can also order the popular ICONS guide which lists all the results of the show with profiles of the leading producers and the medal winning wines.

The judging panel is chaired by Michael Fridjhon. Read more about the international, national and associate judges and the judging process which takes place from 4 to 7 May in Paarl.

This prestigious wine competition includes two Public Tasting events, held annually in Johannesburg and Cape Town in June.


Latest News

January 19, 2015 During the course of next week Jancis Robinson – easily the most influential wine writer outside the USA in the English-speaking world - will be visiting the Cape winelands. An irregular visitor to this country (she has judged twice in the past decade at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and has perhaps made a couple of other trips), she will have enough time on this expedition to see first-hand…
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