Standard Bank will partner with Du Toitskloof Wines' Wine Writer of the Year Award

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Du Toitskloof Wines has announced that Standard Bank will co-sponsor its recently launched Wine Writer of the Year competition.

The competition, which aims to reward in-depth writing on challenges facing the wine industry, is a first for South Africa in that all the participants have to submit an article on the same topic.

Marius Louw, managing director of Du Toitskloof Wines, said Standard Bank’s involvement would lend further stature to the competition. “Like us, they believe the important contribution wine writers make to the industry should be recognized and rewarded.”
“We have structured the competition to provide wine writers with the opportunity to submit thoroughly researched articles based on a different topic every year. In this way we hope they will be encouraged to provide fresh insights into the South African wine industry.

The 2013 Du Toitskloof Wine Writer of the Year competition, in association with Standard Bank, is open to published wine writers who have to submit, by 27 September, an in-depth article on the topic “The consequences of climate change for the South African wine industry”. There is a single prize of R30 000 for the winning entry. The auditing firm PwC will oversee every stage of the competition.

For more information on the competition and entry requirements visit

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