About Veritas

Synonymous with excellence in wine and brandy, the Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition in South Africa, dating back to 1991.
Picture: Megan Mullis, owner and GM of Domaine Des Dieux, and Shane Mullis Exciting results and announcements at Veritas awards

As the longest running and biggest competition in South Africa, the Veritas Awards has earned its reputation as one of South Africa’s most authoritative and credible competitions for market ready wines and is backed by a stringent judging system.

The Veritas Living Legend award is about recognition of, and giving back to, those who have served the wine industry over the years; to acknowledge their commitment and pay homage to the marks they have undoubtedly made.

The objective is to identify exciting new voices that can communicate an original and innovative message to raise public interest in wine and the responsible use thereof.

Each year, wine lovers may sample the Double Gold and Gold Veritas Award winning wines at a series of wine-tastings and gourmet evenings countrywide during October and November.


Important Dates

Closing Date for entries 13 August 2019
Closing date for late entries 27 August 2019
Samples to be collected by SAWIS 14 August - 6 Sept 2019
Judging 16 - 20 September 2019
Awards ceremony 11 October 2019
Veritas tasting – Cape Town 25 October 2019
Veritas tasting – Johannesburg 29 October 2019
Veritas tasting – Durban 6 November 2019
Veritas tasting – Port Elizabeth 13 November 2019


    Veritas Tasting Cape Town @ Ballroom, CTICC
    Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Time:  17:00 – 20:00
    Cost:  tbc
    Tickets:  Computicket – available from 1 October 2019

    Veritas Tasting Johannesburg @ Bill Galligher Room, Sandton Convention Centre
    Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Bill Galligher Room, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
    Time:  17:00 – 20:00
    Cost: tbc
    Tickets:  Computicket – available from 1 October 2019

    Veritas Tasting Durban @ Function Room, Deloitte Head Office
    Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Function Room, Deloittes Head Office, Umhlanga
    Time:  17:00 – 20:00
    Cost: tbc
    Tickets:  Computicket – available from 1 October 2019

    Veritas Tasting PE @ Wellington Room, Garden Court Kings Beach Hotel
    Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Sit down tasting and snacks


    Described as one of the most thorough in the industry, the judging panels for Veritas are representative of the entire wine industry and include winemakers, distillers, researchers, academics and merchants.

    Contact Us

    If you have any queries regarding the Veritas Awards, please contact us via the form below.

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