WHAT IS SAWI?

‘A System application to objectively identify South Africa’s Fine Wines’

SAWi has successfully developed a methodology that analyses and compiles the results of over 70 of the most prominent blind wine tasting competitions both local and international. It allows for the consideration of multiple features while successfully measuring a wine’s performance over multi-vintages. The wines overall multi-vintage quality is scored out of 100, and only wines with a score of 93+ are selected.

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Grand Wines Collection SA

Through its Algorithm of Excellence (AOE), SAWi has set a multi-vintage quality benchmark of 93/100 points for recognising wine excellence. This benchmark represents the highest quality of the Cape wine industry and unites the best wine producers under an established luxury brand platform. It also provides consumers with a credible quality attestation.

The first edition of the ‘Definitive Fine Wine Guide’ showcases the best wines in South Africa. The guide can be purchased at selected bookstores or online through this website. SAWi has tracked the performance of over 5000 wines to compile a list of wines that maintained a consistent score of 93+/100, between 2010 to 2019. Results from reputable multi-national competitions were compiled in a database to calculate which wines can be regarded as fine wine. This range is represented in the ‘Grand Wines Collection’ (GWC).

The aim of this first edition of the ‘Definitive Fine Wine Guide’ is to highlight the outcomes of the GWC in terms of classification. Wine enthusiasts are able to discern details about fine wine labels in various cultivar categories. The guide can be used when visiting wineries or during tastings as it offers details about various cultivars. The information is easily accessible and allows the reader to become savvy regarding fine wines and their classification in South Africa.

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Grand Wines
Collection SA

Through its Algorithm of Excellence (AOE), SAWi
has set a multi-vintage quality benchmark of
93/100 points for recognising wine excellence. This
benchmark represents the highest quality of the
Cape wine industry and unites the best wine
producers under an established luxury brand
platform. It also provides consumers with a credible
quality attestation.

The first edition of the ‘Definitive Fine Wine Guide’
showcases the best wines in South Africa. The
guide can be purchased at selected bookstores or
online through this website. SAWi has tracked the
performance of over 5000 wines to compile a list of
wines that maintained a consistent score of
93+/100, between 2010 to 2019. Results from
reputable multi-national competitions were
compiled in a database to calculate which wines
can be regarded as fine wine. This range is
represented in the ‘Grand Wines Collection’ (GWC).

The aim of this first edition of the ‘Definitive Fine
Wine Guide’ is to highlight the outcomes of the
GWC in terms of classification. Wine enthusiasts are
able to discern details about fine wine labels in
various cultivar categories. The guide can be used
when visiting wineries or during tastings as it offers
details about various cultivars. The information is
easily accessible and allows the reader to become
savvy regarding fine wines and their classification in
South Africa.

Want to know more?

Fill in your details below and we will get back
to you.





The Definitive Fine wine guide

This guide offers an objective means of identifying good wine. It serves as a user-friendly tool that assists wine enthusiasts to gain confidence in trying new wines and by so doing determine their wine preferences. The guide becomes useful when deciding which wines to collect, buy or taste. In addition, it is accessible to those who are familiar with fine wines as well as complete novices.

A PDF version of the guide can be purchased and downloaded here

(excl vat)
Please note the below are estimate prices for international purchases, for accurate prices, see www.xe.com.

$ 7,00 / € 6,21 / £ 5,58

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