Vergelegen Awards

Since 1999, Vergelegen Estate and its wines have earned more than 200 awards.
Stephen Tanzer, editor and publisher of the critically acclaimed International Wine Cellar, samples more than 10,000 wines annually and his independent journal, translated into French and Japanese, is read by wine lovers in 28 countries.

Tanzer requested a range of eleven red and white wines from Vergelegen, and – based on the US 100 point scoring system – Tanzer awarded eight of the wines a score of at least 90 points.

The 2009 Estate White Blend, the largest-scaled and most sophisticated of Vergelegen’s white wines, received a score of 94+ points. And the 2004 Estate Premium Red Wine received 94 points.

"It is an incredible accolade to receive such a consistently high rating across a wide range of wine,” says Vergelegen MD Don Tooth. "This is an important milestone in recognising South Africa as a leading performer in the notoriously competitive top league of world wines.”

More on Stephen Tanzer's reviews.

2013

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2013
 
 
GOLD
  • Shiraz 2007
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
  • Chardonnay 2011

SILVER
  • Vergelegen White G.V.B. 2011


 
CLASSIC WINE TROPHY - TAJ HOTEL CAPE TOWN 2013
 
 
BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
  • Vergelegen V 2008


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION - LYON 2013
 
 
GRAND D'OR
  • Vergelegen White G.V.B. 2011


 

2012

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2012
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen White Blend 2010
  • Vergelegen White Blend 2009
  • Vergelegen V 2008


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2012
 
 
BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC/SEMILLON
  • Vergelegen V 2008
  • Vergelegen White Blend 2010


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION - LYON 2012
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen White Blend 2010


 
SA YOUNG WINE SHOW 2012
 
 
CHAMPION YOUNG WINE
  • Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2010


 

2011

CLASSIC WINE TROPHY - TAJ HOTEL CAPE TOWN 2011
 
 
GOLD
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2009
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2009


 

2010

SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM & ENVIRONMENT 2010
 
 
SA TOURISM WELCOME AWARD
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2009

OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2009
 
 
GOLD
  •

MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2008

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2008
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2003

SILVER
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2008
  •


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2008
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen White 2006

4.5 STARS
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2008
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Merlot 2004
  • Vergelegen Red 2003
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2006
  • Vergelegen V 2003

VERGELEGEN WHITE, 5-STAR STATUS FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
WINE MAGAZINE 2008
 
 
BEST WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2008
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen White 2005


 

2007

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2007
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Auction Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2003

SILVER
  • Vergelegen Red 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2005


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2007
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen White 2005

4.5 STARS
  • Vergelegen Red 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
  • Merlot 2004
  • Shiraz 2004
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2005
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005

WINE OF THE YEAR
  • Vergelegen White 2005

VERGELEGEN WHITE, 5-STAR STATUS FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
WINE MAGAZINE 2007
 
 
BEST WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2007
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen White 2001

MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST WHITE BLEND
  • Vergelegen White 2006


 
GREAT WINE CAPITALS GLOBAL NETWORK 2007
 
 
BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARD
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
GRAPE MAGAZINE 2007
 
 
BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2006

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2006
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

SILVER
  • Vergelegen V 2003
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2004
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005
  • Vergelegen Red 2001
  • Vergelegen Red 2002


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2006
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen White 2004
  • CWG Auction Reserve Semillon 2003

4.5 STARS
  • Vergelegen V 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
  • Merlot 2003
  • Vergelegen Red 2002
  • Shiraz 2003
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2005

VERGELEGEN WHITE, 5-STAR STATUS FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
WINE MAGAZINE 2006
 
 
BEST WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE 2006
 
 
NEW WORLD WINERY OF THE YEAR
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2006
 
 
GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2006
  • Vergelegen White 2001

BRONZE
  • Vergelegen Red 2002
  • Mill Race 2003

BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST UN-WOODED WHITE WINE
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2006

BEST MUSUEM CLASS WHITE BLEND
  • Vergelegen White 2001

MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
GREAT WINE CAPITALS GLOBAL NETWORK 2006
 
 
BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARD
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
MAIL & GUARDIAN GREENING THE FUTURE AWARD 2006
 
 
MOST IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES
  • Vergelegen Estate

WATER CARE, MERIT
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2005

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2005
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2000
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

SILVER
  • Vergelegen V 2001
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2003
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2004
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2001


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2005
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen CWG Auction Reserve 2001
  • Vergelegen White 2003
  • CWG Auction Reserve Semillon 2003
  • Vergelegen V 2001

4.5 STARS
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2004

VERGELEGEN WHITE, 5-STAR STATUS FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
WINE MAGAZINE 2005
 
 
BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
MONDIALE BRUXELLES 2005
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2001

SILVER
  • Merlot 2001
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2003


 
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE 2005
 
 
NEW WORLD WINERY OF THE YEAR
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2005
 
 
MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST WHITE BLEND
  • Vergelegen White 2004


 
BIODIVERSITY & WINE INITIATIVE 2005
 
 
CHAMPION STATUS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2004

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2004
 
 
SILVER
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Vergelegen Red 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2003
  • Vergelegen White 2001
  • Vergelegen White 2002


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2004
 
 
SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

BRONZE
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
  • Vergelegen Red 2002
  • Chardonnay 2003
  • Merlot 2000
  • Vergelegen Red 2001
  • Vergelegen White 2002
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2003
  • Shiraz 2001

SEAL OF APPROVAL
  • Mill Race 2002


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2004
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen White 2002
  • Vergelegen White 2004

4.5 STARS
  • Vergelegen Red 2001
  • Shiraz 2001
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2002
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2003
  • Merlot 2001
  • Vergelegen Estate

4 STARS
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2003
  • Chardonnay 2000
  • Mill Race 2001

VERGELEGEN WHITE, 5-STAR STATUS FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
WINE MAGAZINE 2004
 
 
BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
SELECTION MONDIALES DES VINS 2004
 
 
GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR SOUTH AFRICA
  • Vergelegen V 2001


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2004
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen White 2003
  • Vergelegen White 2003
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Semillon 1999

SILVER
  • Vergelegen Red 1999
  • Vergelegen Auction Reserve 2001

BRONZE
  • Vergelegen Red 2002
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
  • Merlot 2001
  • Mill Race 2001
  • Mill Race 2002
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1999
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2002
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2003
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2003

BEST WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate

MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST WHITE BLEND
  • Vergelegen White 2003


 
CHATEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE TROPHY 2004
 
 
BEST RED BLEND IN THE WORLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2003


 
GRAPE MAGAZINE 2004
 
 
BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2003

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2003
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2000

SILVER
  • Merlot 2000
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

BRONZE
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2002
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2002
  • Vergelegen White 2001
  • Vergelegen White 2002

PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LA LANDE
  • Vergelegen Red 2000

COMMENDED
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2003
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2000

SILVER
  • Chardonnay 2002

BRONZE
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
  • Merlot 2000
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2001
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2002


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2003
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen Red 2000
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 2000
  • Vergelegen White 2001

4.5 STARS
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
  • Shiraz 2001
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2001
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2002

4 STARS
  • Merlot 2000
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2002
  • Chardonnay 2001
  • Mill Race 2000

VERGELEGEN WHITE, 5-STAR STATUS FOR SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2003
 
 
GOLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2001
  • Vergelegen White 2002
  • Shiraz 2001

SILVER
  • Vergelegen Red 2000
  • Vergelegen White 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

BRONZE
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
  • Merlot 2000
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2002
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 2000

BEST WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST WHITE WINE
  • Vergelegen White 2002

MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate

BEST WHITE BLEND
  • Vergelegen White 2002


 
GRAPE MAGAZINE 2003
 
 
BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WINERY
  • Vergelegen Estate


 

2002

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2002
 
 
GOLD
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

SILVER
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998
  • Vergelegen Red 2000

BRONZE
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2000
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1999
  • Vergelegen Red 1999

RECOMMENDATION
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
  • Merlot 1999


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2002
 
 
GOLD
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

SILVER
  • Merlot 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001

BRONZE
  • Chardonnay 2001

SEAL OF APPROVAL
  • Vergelegen Red 1999


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2002
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen Red 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001

4.5 STARS
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1999
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000

4 STARS
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2001
  • Chardonnay 2000
  • Semillon 2000


 
MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2002
 
 
DOUBLE GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2002

GOLD
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 2000
  • Vergelegen Red 2000

SILVER
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2001


 
SA AIRWAYS WINELIST AWARDS 2002
 
 
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

CEO AWARD
  • Vergelegen Red 1999


 
VERITAS AWARDS 2002
 
 
SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2002
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 2000

BRONZE
  • Mill Race 2000
  • Merlot 1999


 
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2002
 
 
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001

GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

SILVER
  • Chardonnay 2001
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2001

BRONZE
  • Mill Race 2000
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 2000
  • Vergelegen Red 1999
  • Vergelegen Red 2000
  • Merlot 1999

BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE
  • Vergelegen Estate

MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER
  • Vergelegen Estate


 
CHATEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE TROPHY 2002
 
 
BEST RED BLEND IN THE WORLD
  • Vergelegen Red 2001


 

2001

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2001
 
 
GOLD
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Vergelegen 1998

BRONZE
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000
  • Merlot 1998
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000
  • Merlot 1998

PICHON LONGUEVILLE COMTESSE DE LA LANDE
  • Vergelegen 1998


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2001
 
 
GOLD
  • Merlot 1998
  • Vergelegen 1998

SILVER
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

BRONZE
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2000
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1999


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2001
 
 
5 STARS
  • Vergelegen 1998

4.5 STARS
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998
  • Shiraz 1999
  • Semillon 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2000

4 STARS
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2000
  • Chardonnay 1999
  • Semillon 2000
  • Merlot 1998
  • Mill Race 1999


 
MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2001
 
 
DOUBLE GOLD
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1999

GOLD
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2001
  • Merlot 1998
  • Shiraz 1999
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1999


 
SA AIRWAYS WINELIST AWARDS 2001
 
 
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2000
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2000
  • Chardonnay 1999
  • Mill Race 1999
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Shiraz 1999

CEO AWARD
  • Vergelegen Red 1999

AWARDED
  • Vin de Florence 2000


 
VERITAS AWARDS 2001
 
 
DOUBLE GOLD
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1999

GOLD
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2000

SILVER
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
  • Merlot 1999

BRONZE
  • Merlot 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998
  • Vergelegen Red 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2001
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001


 

2000

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2000
 
 
SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1999
  • Semillon 1999
  • Merlot 1998
  • Vergelegen 1998

COMMENDED
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2000
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998

BEST SOUTH AFRICAN WHITE WINE
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1999


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 2000
 
 
4.5 STARS
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1998
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1999
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998
  • Vergelegen 1998

4 STARS
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1999
  • Chardonnay 1999
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998
  • Merlot 1998
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998


 
MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2000
 
 
GOLD
  • Shiraz 1999

SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2000
  • Semillon 1999
  • Merlot 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998


 
SA AIRWAYS WINELIST AWARDS 2000
 
 
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1999
  • Chardonnay 1998
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1998
  • Mill Race Red 1998


 
VERITAS AWARDS 2000
 
 
GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1999
  • Chardonnay 1999
  • Shiraz 1999
  • Vergelegen 1998

SILVER
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1999
  • Semillon 1999
  • Mill Race Red 1998
  • Mill Race 1999
  • Merlot 1999
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
  • Cabernet Franc Merlot 1998

BRONZE
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2000
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2000


 

1999

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 1999
 
 
SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1998


 
INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 1999
 
 
SILVER
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1997

BRONZE
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1998
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1998

SEAL OF APPROVAL
  • Chardonnay 1997
  • Chardonnay 1998
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998


 
JOHN PLATTER GUIDE 1999
 
 
5 STARS
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1998

4 STARS
  • Merlot 1995
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1998
  • Chardonnay 1998
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1997
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998
  • Mill Race Red 1997


 
MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1999
 
 
DOUBLE GOLD
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1998
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998

SILVER
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1999

BEST WINE OF COMPETITION
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998


 
SA AIRWAYS WINELIST AWARDS 1999
 
 
  • Vin de Florence 1998
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1998
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1998
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1998
  • Mill Race Red 1997
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1996


 
VERITAS AWARDS 1999
 
 
GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2001

SILVER
  • Vin de Florence 1999
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1999
  • Chardonnay 1998
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1998
  • Mill Race Red 1998
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1997


 

1998

MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 1998
 
 
DOUBLE GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1998

GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1998
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998

SILVER
  • Chardonnay 1997


 
VERITAS AWARDS 1998
 
 
GOLD
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 1998
  • Chardonnay 1997
  • Chardonnay Reserve 1997
  • Mill Race Red 1997
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

SILVER
  • Vin de Florence 1998
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1998
  • Semillon Noble Late Harvest 1998