Welcome to the first South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s Top Sommeliers, in categories moulded around those of a “wine list”

What makes us different….?

The Sommeliers Selection is young, plugged-in and targeting the everyday wine drinker through new and innovative ways, including a strong social & traditional media campaign, neck tags and bold stickers on every winning bottle.

Although The Sommeliers Selection is fresh, new, and different we are serious about wine and guarantee  that the highest standard of audited judging criteria will be applied.

Winning wines, referred to as “Listed Wines” will be listed on the sought-after Sommeliers Selection wine list. This wine list will be distributed countrywide to trade and restaurants.

All listed wines carry the Sommeliers Selection seal of approval by means of a Gold Sticker and Necktag.

Our stickers and necktags will stand out on retail shelves and thus guide the everyday consumer with their wine purchases.

Entries will be judged for their food appropriateness and their gastronomical relevance.

The judges will look at stylistic approach to wines, regionality and price points.

All wines will be tasted blind by the sommeliers.

We welcome a diversity of vintages in every category.

The South African Sommeliers on the panel all have extensive local and international judging and work experience. Their in-depth knowledge of international and local markets and what the public is looking for in their drinking wines, or pairing with food  wines is unparalleled.

So what’s in it for you?...

​•    3 or more social media campaigns specifically featuring your listed wines
•    Wine List sent to our extensive restaurant and trade database.
•    Wines to be shown at 3 Regional trade & public shows
•    Wines to be recognised as SS wines on the Tsogo Sun wine list
•    A Selection of Listed Wines to be listed at Roca Restaurant – Franschhoek
•    A Selection of Listed Bubbles & Rosé and Whites to be listed at Café Marilyn- Franschhoek
•    A Selection of Listed wines to be listed at Café Roca – Franschhoek
•    15% off all Stand fees for the following festivals:

  • The Chocolate Festival,

  • Beer, Bubbly & Wine

  • The Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Festival

  • The Durban Cap Classique & Champagne festival

  • Any other festivals owned by DNA Events.


Are you excited? We are…

Some important dates to diarise…

2019 Entries Open: 10 June 2019
Entries close: 16 August 2019
Judging takes place: 2 - 6 September 2019

Awards Ceremony & trade tasting:

Cape Town: Wednesday 9 October

Roca Restaurant, Dieu Donne

11h00 – 13h00


Johannesburg: Wednesday 16 October

Tsogo Sun Hyde Park

16h00 – 18h00 – Trade & Media

18h00 – 21h00 – Public


Durban: Thursday 31 October (SOLD OUT)

9th Avenue, Waterside

16h00 – 18h00 – Trade & Media

18h00 – 21h00 - Public


Welcome to the first South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s Top Sommeliers, in categories moulded around that of a wine list. 


Tel: +27 84 207 3820

Email: info@thesommeliersselection.co.za


© 2019 by Tamaleki