Read Jancis Robinson’s remarks about the poll conducted by Tim James of Grape.co.za.
Jancis Robinson, OBE, Master of Wine and leading wine authority concurs with the poll findings, pointing out that many of the wineries correspond to wines which have been praised in reviews on her website. Also of note is the fact that many of the these producers are new to the South African wine scene. Some of them barely qualified in terms of the entry condition set by Tim James that the wineries should have marketed at least three vintages to be considered in the rankings.
Jancis also reveals the questions posed on the poll.
What I particularly enjoyed about her article are the comments posted. There is a great deal of positive sentiment amongst the writers towards our local wine industry. Also of benefit to readers in the UK, are pointers as to where the winning wines might be obtained at the moment.