The aim of the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award
is to recognise winemakers in South Africa who produce fine wine of
ever-increasing quality. As many entries
as possible from as wide a spectrum of producers is sought.
The Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year Award encourages
winemakers under the age of 30 to develop their skills, express their
individuality, and add to the future prestige of South African wines
Managing director of Diners Club South Africa, Ebrahim
Matthews, says the growing number of entries confirms that the event has become
the benchmark of quality competition in the local wine industry. “The prestige
has grown over more than three decades and South Africa’s leading winemakers
have added lustre to the local wine industry.”
Six finalists will be announced a month before the
awards function and the winning winemakers in both categories will be announced
at a gala function in Franschhoek on 30 November.
Entry forms and information about the competition are
available at www.dinersclub.co.za.