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  • About the ShowThe Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is SA's premier wine competition. It recognises the top local wines and winemakers and honours excellence in the wine industry.
  • 2017 winnersView the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results hereRead 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.

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 2 to 5 May 2017 in Paarl.

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


May 30, 2016 There were celebrations and good cheer aplenty with the release of the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results. Gold medal counts were significantly higher than in 2015, with a better spread across a number of classes. Museum Class trophy numbers also increased as producers recognise the value of the award for suitably aged quality wines and submitted more entries than ever before. While the medal balance again swung strongly…
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April 20, 2016 Bookmark this page and tune in on the day to live stream all of the action from the Cape Town public tasting of the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. We'll be live between 18:00 and 21:00 on 3 June 2016. Please note that the live stream above will only be live / active at the times listed above. In the meantime, why not check out our selection of weekly podcasts?  New content is added weekly…
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July 16, 2015 Michael Fridjhon, Chairman of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show since inception and South Africa's best known wine critic, has been shortlisted for the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Award, the most prestigious wine writing prize in the English-speaking world. This is the fourth successive year that his name has appeared on the shortlist, and the second in which he has been nominated in two different categories. Winner of the International…
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May 27, 2015 The results of the 2015 OMTWS were released at a function held at the Mount Nelson in Cape Town on 27th May. They show the growing strength of the country's red wines – both Trophy and Gold Medals were pretty evenly distributed between dry white and dry red classes – though in the Silver medal classes, whites continue to dominate. Just the same, the vast majority of this year’s Trophy…
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May 18, 2015 For people living in Europe at the time, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in June 1914 did not appear to have made the Great War inevitable, yet by early August the major powers had passed from sabre-rattling to all-out conflict. The situation had been hovering perilously close to a conflagration for some time and almost any crisis might have done the trick. This is all clear…
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