The first class trophy to be awarded was for the Rosé category. Judging panel chairperson, Heidi Duminy commented, " Rosé is on the rise. It delivers exactly what consumers want at the price point they want it".
Simonsig Woolworths Pinot Noir Rosé No Sulphur Added 2016
Next to be awarded was the Best Brut trophy.
Best Brut Winner:
Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2012
Brut Gold Medal Winners:
Villiera Monro Brut 2011
Lourensford MCC 2012
The Blanc de Blanc category shows the most finess and is a favourite to judge by the panel.
Best Blanc de Blanc:
Colmant Brut Chardonnay
Blanc de Blanc Gold Medal Winners:
Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2013
There were 5 entries in the Museum Class. This class, where MCC's entered need to be 8 years or older, shows what can be achieved with South African Cap Classique.
Best Museum Class:
Pongracz Desiderius 2009
The Frans Malan Legacy Trophy was awarded to South African wine legend, Christine Rudman. A special moment to see the trophy handed over by Johan Malan who exclaimed "I'm so proud of what has been achieved by the category of Cap Classique - and my father would have been so proud."