Craft spirits get a boost as Michelangelo announces another “first”

The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards has announced that it has joined forces with the South African Craft Distillers Institute (SACDI), which will – for the first time – allow craft distillers to submit their products to a panel of international spirits experts. To reinforce its commitment and at the same time encourage craft distillers to enter the competition,…

Wat’s in a Name?

We are so thrilled with this fabulous article! The Air Namibia on-board magazine, Flamingo published a fantastic 6-page spread of the 2016 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The magazine is also seen by passengers on connecting Lufthansa flights en route to and from Europe. click on the link to read the wonderful articlemichaelangelo…

Media release

Media release27 September 2016 670 wines awarded at Michelangelo’s 20th The Berrio Weather Girl 2015 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend walked away with the top honours when it was awarded the Grand Prix Trophy for the highest scoring wine in the 20th Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards.  With a record number of 1829 entries received for this year’s competition, it is…

Michelangelo spreads its wings – 20 years and counting!

The Michelangelo proudly celebrates it’s 20th aniversary this year! From small and hesitant beginnings in South Africa in 1997, the competition has grown to being widely considered the equivalent to other international wine competitions held around the world (eg IWSC and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles).Recently the Michelangelo’s exciting new partnership agreement with the Italian events company, Fiera Milano, has put…

Michelangelo confirms 26 top international wine judges from 22 countries

Our 2016 panel is by far the most talented and most extensive jury in the existence of the competition, with two international Masters of Wine, seven sommeliers and four wine makers and oenologists on the panel.  A further eight wine journalists and authors of wine books join the panel, as well as a number of specialists:  a champagne specialist from…

A new Michelangelo trophy announced to celebrate Chenin Blanc

Coinciding with the Michelangelo’s 20th birthday this year, a new Chenin Blanc trophy has been announced. The trophy is sponsored by Cape Town based company, Juvenal CorkIn recognition of the quality revolution taking place – as evidenced in the growing number of premium Chenins currently on the market – Juvenal Cork and the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards have…

It’s a new year – for Michelangelo it’s 20 years!

The competition was started in 1997 with 164 entries, and has grown to around 1700 entries since 2013! To celebrate this milestone and our phenomenal growth, and also to thank the people who have supported us all these years, Michelangelo’s organisers are planning a big birthday bash. Dates to diarise:     Date Entries Open 1 June – Close 31 July 2016   Tasting…

2015 Results – Media Release: Eagles’ Nest and Nuy take top honours at 19th Michelangelo

Two Collotype Grand Prix Trophies were awarded to the two top scoring wines in this year’s Michelangelo, namely the new Dessert Grand Prix trophy for Nuy’s Wit Muskadel 2007 and the Grand Prix trophy for Eagles’ Nest Wines 2012 Shiraz. The new Dessert Trophy was introduced this year to give recognition to South Africa’s excellent dessert wines which always receive…

An exciting new sponsor for our Pinotage trophy – we welcome JFHillebrand to the Michelangelo team

We are thrilled to announce that JF Hillebrand has come on board as new sponsors of the popular Pinotage trophy. Shiraz and South Africa’s home grown varietal, Pinotage, have always been the two red classes which attracted the most entries at Michelangelo and with a heavyweight in the wine industry such as JF Hillebrand backing the trophy, we look forward…

We are open for delivery of samples

We are open for delivery of samples for this year’s Michelangelo. Our warehouse team at Romond Vineyards, Klein Helderberg Road, is on standby every weekday from 09:00 to 16:00 to receive your entries.  Entries close on Friday, 31 July 2015, unless special arrangements have been made with Eddie Coetzee on 083 2106835. For entry forms and all information please  contact…

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