What would we be without our wonderful sponsors: representatives at the awards function were (left back) Anja Marais (RX Group), Marinus Potgieter (Toneleria Nacional), Nicolette Senekal (TM Mercurey) Antonio de Gouveia (African Cellar Suppliers), Marliese Martin (JF Hillebrand), Brad Scrooby and Alistain Sansom (Trane), Rian Moore of main sponsor, Collotype, and Lindsay Sampson from Fairtrade. Not present: IQ Business
Charl Myburgh of Nuy with the new Collotype Dessert Wine Grand Prix Trophy. Centre is Collotype CEO, Rian Moore, with Michelangelo MD, Lorraine Immelman
Dario Montobbio from MEXCO Distributors received the Liqueur Trophy on behalf of Vedrenne (France).
Lanzerac Cellar Master, Wynand Lategan, with Marliese Martin, MD of JF Hillebrand. Lanzerac was awarded the 2015 JF Hillebrand Pinotage Trophy.
Eagles Nest winemaker, Stuart Botha with the Collotype Grand Prix Trophy. Centre is Collotype CEO, Rian Moore, with Michelangelo MD, Lorraine Immelman
Joseph Lazarus of Lazanou with the RX Group Organic Trophy. With Anja Marais (RX Group) and Rolanie Lotz.
Woolworths was awarded the TM Mercurey French Style Red Blend Trophy for Diemersdal Reserve Collection Merlot Malbec 2014. Pictured are Thys Louw of Diemersdal, Nicolette Senekal (Sales and Marketing – Mercurey Barrels) and Ivan Oertle (Wine Specialist: Woolworths Foods).
Wim Smit of Hofstraat with his Garagiste Trophy
Lindsay Sampson from Fairtrade with the winners of the 2015 Fairtrade trophy winners: Danelle van Rensburg from Van Loveren (winner Best Fairtrade Red) and Rhudi Adams of Koopmanskloof (winner Best Fairtrade White)
Adinda Booysen of De Krans with the IQ Business Most Innovative Wine Trophy, awarded for the De Krans MCC 2013.
Hendrik Snyman with the ACS MCC Trophy, an authentic steel sabre from Toledo, Spain, donated by Antonio de Gouveia of African Cellar Suppliers
Platinum winners 2015
De Grendel’s Douglas Swanson and Hanro van Tonder with their Platinum medal for the De Grendel Rubaiyat 2013. There were also two gold medals for De Grendel. Well done!
Michelangelo Awards luncheon