The Pinotage Association organises the Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition for the advancement and promotion of wine made from Pinotage grapes. The aim of the annual competition is to identify ten Pinotage wines which will serve as benchmark for the development of distinctive South African Pinotage, and illustrate the uniqueness of Pinotage in the international wine world.

Various promotional opportunities for the winning wines and their winemakers are available and media releases and advertorials are facilitated by the Pinotage Association during the six months following the announcement of the results.

IMPORTANT DATES

15 JUNE 2022 Closing date for entries
24 JUNE 2022 Closing date for late entries
23 + 25 JUNE 2022 Delivery of samples
05 + 08 JULY 2022 Judging of wines
30 AUG 2022 Awards ceremony
2022 RULES
2022 ENTRY FORM

2021 TOP 20 FINALISTS

YEAR