Vondeling was awarded two gold medals in this years’ Michelangelo Awards for the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2015 Merlot Rosé.

Now in its 19th year, the Michelangelo is judged by a panel of internationally accredited wine judges, wine makers, wine masters, journalists and sommeliers. This year 17 international wine and spirits specialists from 15 countries were joined by local judges, Gregory Mutambe, Dave Hughes and Dr Caroline Snyman.

A total of 1665 entries from 364 producers were entered in a total of 48 classes, including liqueurs, brandy and grappa.

Using the international 100 point system in the blind tastings, the judges awarded a total of 596 medals which represent just over a third of entries (as per the international rules to which the Michelangelo ascribes).

The largest number of entries were received in the class for Sauvignon Blanc, namely 198 entries

The detailed results of the competition are available on www.michelangeloawards.com.