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Absa Top 10 and Vintage class winners for 2022 announced

The 2022 Absa Top 10 and Vintage class winners have been announced. The annual awards were held at Nooitgedacht on 30 August 2022, where industry, stakeholders and producers gathered to celebrate some of the finest Pinotage wines.
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"As the biggest financier of agriculture in South Africa and with over 100 years of experience, Absa is proud of our longstanding relationship with the Pinotage Association and excited to announce that we are extending our sponsorship," says Faisal Mkhize, Chief Executive for Relationship Banking at Absa Group.

"Pinotage is a national asset and has truly become a symbol of excellence and growth in South African agriculture. We believe that our support for this signature South African varietal is a tangible demonstration of our African heartbeat."

"Our collaborative, longstanding relationship with Absa Bank and their 25-year investment in the Pinotage Association is testament to the bank’s understanding that agriculture is a generational and relational business," says Beyers Truter, Pinotage Association chairman.

This year 130 entries were received, and after the rigorous judging process, the following Pinotage wines were selected as the winners of the coveted Pinotage accolade.

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners

Beeslaar Pinotage2020StellenboschAbrie Beeslaar
Beyerskloof Winemakers Reserve Pinotage2018StellenboschAnri Truter
Flagstone Writer's Block Pinotage2020BreedekloofGerhard Swart
Kanonkop Pinotage2019Simonsberg-StellenboschAbrie Beeslaar
Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage2018BottelaryWarren Ellis
Brink Family Vineyards Pinotage2019SwartlandDewald Huisamen
Rijk's Reserve Pinotage2016TulbaghAdriaan Jacobs
Simonsig Redhill Pinotage2019StellenboschMichael Malan
Vondeling Bowwood Pinotage2019Voor-PaardebergMatthew Copeland
Windmeul Reserve Pinotage2019PaarlAbraham van Heerden/Michael Kotze

Vintage class winners

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage2011StellenboschAnri Truter
Hill & Dale Pinotage2009StellenboschGuy Webber
Lanzerac Pinotage2001StellenboschWynand Lategan
Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Jonkershoek Pinotage2012Jonkershoek ValleyWarren Ellis
Rijk's Reserve Pinotage2012TulbaghAdriaan Jacobs

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