14 January 2013

Top Pinotages 2013

Top Wine SA has just released their annual rating of Top Pinotages.


  • Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage
  • Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage
  • Kanonkop Pinotage
  • L'Avenir Pinotage
  • Môreson Pinotage
  • Rijk's Pinotage
  • Simonsig Redhill Pinotage
  • Spier Private Collection Pinotage
  • Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage
  • Windmeul Pinotage Reserve

Top Wine SA, edited by leading wine writer and  journalist Mike Froud, collates scores awarded to South African wines by independent blind tasting panels around the world, mostly as part of international competitions,  to find which wines are the most successful.

Top Wine SA also produces a annual list of South Africa’s most highly rated wineries. See this and the Top wines for other varieties and wine types here.

Thanks to Mike Froud and Top Wine SA


  1. Anonymous10:11

    I cannot believe Beyerskloof Diesel or Pinotage Reserve is not on this list.

  2. Hi Ernest

    I'm guessing here...

    Top Wine SA's rankings cover a 10 year period using scores from competitions worldwide. I think the first Diesel vintage was 2006 and there's only two barrels made. So maybe Beyerskloof haven't enough to enter in to as many competitions as some of the others have and others have been entering for more years.

    But I don't know the details of the scoring -