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Flagstone’s Champion Young Wines Posted on August 27 2015 by
The 2015 SA Young Wine Champions were unveiled during the SA Young Wine Awards Gala Dinner held at Augrabies, near Upington, on Friday 21 August.
Of the 2 163 young wines entered, 17 won SA Champions trophies, 49 achieved class winner status and 94 were awarded gold medals.
Flagstone's impressive tally of awards showcases the winery's tremendous promise.
In the Stellenbosch District Flagstone came home with:
- 6 Gold
- 5 Silver
- Champion Chenin Blanc
- Champion Sauvignon Blanc
- Champion Red Blend
And overall Champion White wine in region with our Elgin Sauvignon Blanc.
Nationally Flagstone achieved:
- Class winner: Viognier
- Class winner: Sauvignon Blanc (unwooded)
National Champion: Sauvignon Blanc
An amazing achievement by Gerhard, Mia and the team at Flagstone Winery!
The SA Young Wine Show is the oldest wine show in South Africa. It dates back to 1833 when the first show was held by the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society (now Agri-Expo) in Rondebosch.
The event was hosted by the Oranje Vaal Wine Region and Agri-Expo, who has been involved in this competition since its inception 183 years ago.