The quality of the judges determines the quality of the award..

The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards gives local and foreign wines the opportunity of being judged by a panel of acclaimed wine experts from around the globe. All judges are hand-picked and serve on the panel by invitation only.



 Date Entries 1 June – 31 July 2016
Tasting 15 August – 20 August 2016
Awards Function Monday evening 26 September at Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West
Entry Fee R970.00 (Vat inclusive )


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Judges 2016

Every year Michelangelo invites the cream of contemporary professional wine judges from around the globe to judge the wine and spirits entered for the Michelangelo awards. The full panel consists of between 22 and 26 international judges – to date we are proud to announce the following confirmed judges for 2016. 1. Adrian Garforth UK 2. Andreij Ondrejmiska Slovakia 3. Carrie Adams SA 4. Chris Alblas The Netherlands 5. Christina Pandolfi Argentina 6. Denis Garett France 7. Eduardo Viotti Brazil 8. Gregory Mutambe SA 9. Jean Smullen Ireland 10. Jungyong Cho Korea 11. Kristina Wolf Germany 12. Liz Palmer Canada 13. Dr Luboš Bárta Czech Republic 14. Maria Katsouli Greece 15. Dr Marin Berovič Slovenia 16. Mike Duggan SA 17. Ronny Lau China 18. Sergio Correa Undurraga Chile 19. Sheri Sauter-Morano USA 20. Subhash Arora India 21. Susana Esteban Portugal 22. Thomas Rydberg Denmark 23. Tinashe Nyamudoka SA 24. Zeljko Suhadolnik Croatia