The Veritas Board this year approved some important amendments to
the competition rules. Five instead of seven judges now serve on each
panel, while the 100-point tasting scale instead of the 20-point scale was
used in evaluation, in line with international standards. The availability of
only 50 cases (6x750 ml) of each winning wine is now required instead
of 200 cases in the past, to accommodate smaller producers.
By excluding any discussion on the panels, the results are a true reflection
of the judges’ views. Veritas continues to strive to improve the
competition to maintain the best possible standards.
Consumers increasingly take note of the results and use the Veritas
Awards as a yardstick when selecting wines for their enjoyment.
A Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Veritas sticker on a bottle is
indeed a great motivator to buy the country’s best wines.
The SA National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) would like to
thank the wineries and brandy cellars that entered the competition. We
are grateful to the skilful judges who have freely offered their time and
expertise to participate in the marathon judging of so many wines and
brandies. We also salute the individuals who worked effortlessly behind
the scenes and ensured that the 2017 Veritas competition ran smoothly
Finally, Veritas thanks our financial partners, Agri-Expo, Deloitte and SA
Litho, for their continued and valued financial support which helps to
uphold the proud Veritas tradition.
VERITAS AWARDS 2017