Judging

Judging

The judging system for Veritas has been described as one of the most thorough in the industry.  Judging panels are representative of the entire wine industry and include winemakers, distillers, researchers, academics and merchants and are compiled in collaboration with the relevant cultivar work groups.

All the judges are required to have a wine judging certificate from the University of Stellenbosch, a Cape Wine Masters Diploma or a similar accreditation. International judges with vast experience in judging are invited to join the panels and to share their knowledge to award the best wines and brandies. Wines and brandies are tasted blind by panels that consist of five experts judging 10 wines at a time. Scores are awarded according to the international 100-point scale, without discussion. A Double Gold medal is awarded through a consensus decision by the panel if the wine/brandy scores 90 or more out of 100. Gold is awarded when a wine/brandy notches-up 86 to 89,9 points, a silver sticker will go on a bottle of wine/brandy if the wine scored 80 yo 85,9 points, while bronze medals go to wines/brandies that scored 75 to 79,9 points. The integrity of Veritas’ judges is undisputable and the whole judging process is audited through independent auditors.

2018

Dry White (1) Dry White(2) Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay NLH, SLH, Natural Sweet White
Jacques Bruwer
Tom Blok
Pieter Carstens
Hermias Hugo
Olivia Poonah
Christo Pienaar
Tom Blok
Brendan Butler
Dewald Huisamen
Tania Kleintjes
Bussell Retief
Albertus Louw
Franscois Bezuidenhout
Jacques Erasmus
Lizelle Gerber
Treve Ring (Canada)
Nicolaas Rust
RJ Botha

Jeanne-Marie de Villiers
Nikita Nordstrom (Sweden)
Junel Vermeulen
Johann de Wet
Nina-Mari Bruwer
Tinus le Roux
Tersina Shieh
Izele van Blerk
Rianco van Rooyen
Anthony Kock
Altus le Roux
Dave March
Brenda Thiart
Dry Red Bordeaux Blend Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Shiraz Other Red Cultivars
Susan Erasmus
Norman McFarlane
Tinnie Momberg
Ivan Oertle
Klaas Stoffberg
Wilhelm Pienaar
Johann Fourie
Mark Norrish
Andy Roediger
Joe Wadsack (UK)
Yvonne Lester
Johnnie Calitz
Cornea Cilliers
Danielle le Roux
Francois van Zyl
Bertho vd Westhuyzen
Johan Jordaan
Richard Kelly
Lizette Tolken
Morne Very
Etienne Louw
Andries Blake
Danielle le Roux
Treve Ring (Canada)
Debbie Thompson
Alicia Boshoff
Janno Briers-Louw
Janake Johansson
Anton Swarts
Kobie Viljoen
Charles Hopkins
Brendan Butler
Mario Damon
Richard Kelly (UK)
Heidi Kritzinger

 

Pinot Noir Port Desert Wine Sparkling Wine Museum Brandy
Anton Swarts
Elsie Pells
Anita Streicher-Nel
Lizette Tolken
Karin Visser
Christine Rudman
Winnie Bowman
Colin Frith
Karl lambour
Raymond Noppé
Andre Scriven
David Biggs
Nico Grundling
Melissa Rhode
Henri Swiegers
Pieter Ferreira
Heidi Duminy
Jeff Grier
Debi van Flymen
Joe Wadsack (UK)
Bennie Howard
Duimpie Bayly
Janake Johansson
Nikita Nordstrom (Sweden)
Joe Wadsack (UK)
Winnie Bowman
Duimpie Bayly
Nina-Mari Bruwer
Raymond Noppe
Karin Visser