Wines can win wine awards, medals or points at the numerous wine competitions. There is a large number of awards these days. The most important and best-known for South African wines are the John Platter Stars, the Robert Parker Points, the Decanter World Wide Awards, the Mundus Vini Awards as well as the International Wine and Spirit Competition. Furthermore, there is the International Wine Challenge, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Veritas Awards, the TOP 100 SA Wines, the Wine Spectator Points and many, many more.
On the one hand, the wine competitions give the winemakers, producers, importers and consumers a forum which allows a comparison of the wines amongst each other and on the other hand, they are a decision support and orientation guide for the next wine purchase. Due to the enormous number of competitions, it is easy to lose track – that is why we have compiled the most important wine awards below.