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International #SauvBlancDay 2021

23 April 2021. Whether you are a keen runner, or a crafty foodie, nature lover, or bargain hunter, keen photographer, or serious Sauvignon Blanc enthusiast, over the weekend of Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021, Sauvignon Blanc SA will cater for every need with special promotions, delicious food and wine pairings, as well as interesting activities at wine destinations across the Cape Winelands – from coast to coast.

For immediate release

23 April 2021


 Calling all Sauvignon Blanc lovers! Sauvignon Blanc South Africa, as the ambassador for SA’s most popular wine variety, is celebrating International #SauvBlancDay 2021 with the rest of the world – and you are invited.

 If you would like to visit some of the most innovative Sauvignon Blanc producers in the country, why not plan a wine-packed weekend! A Sauvignon Blanc masterclass, a vineyard fun run, an oyster pairing, a Mother’s Day breakfast and an exotic orchid exhibition awaits you at Elgin Vintners on the picturesque Ridgelands farm. At Diemersdal you will be treated to Sauvignon Blanc inspired tapas, a “Celebrate Sauvignon” dinner with Sauvignon Blanc from around the world, a dinner show with Blues legend Albert Frost and a Mother’s Day lunch.


 Looking for a more serious challenge? Then join Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek for a Sauvignon Blanc showdown, wooded vs. unwooded, where you’ll get the chance to vote for your favourite and stand a chance to win a case of wine. For those keen on photography, Flagstone Winery invites you to post a photo of your favourite Flagstone Sauvignon Blanc on social media to enter their mixed case competition. Also don’t miss the #SauvBlancDay competition on Sauvignon Blanc SA’s social media – the giveaway entails tickets for two to the Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Tasting and Canapes Pairing in their barrel cellar on Saturday 8 May plus one night’s stay in Yzerfontein for two people. And also up for grabs are two cases of the Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 winner Cilmor’s Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc 2019.


 And there is much more: a complimentary glass of sparkling Sauvignon Blanc at Bonnievale Wines, a Sauvignon Blanc aroma experience at Zevenwacht Estate, a terroir driven tasting at Springfield Estate, and Sauvignon Blanc with a cheese platter at Mooiplaas, to name but a few. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste and buy some of the best Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world – as announced at the recent international Concours Mondial du Sauvignon wine competition. Other Sauvignon Blanc SA members celebrating International Sauvignon Blanc Day with special promotions, either online or at cellar door, also include Alvi’s Drift Wines, Conradie Family Vineyards, Groenland Wines, Hillcrest Estate, Spier Wine Estate, Bloemendal and Wildeberg Wine Farm.

 More information about the Sauvignon Blanc SA #SauvBlancDay Celebrations and participating wine brands are showcased at   Anyone interested can also contact Sauvignon Blanc SA at or 021 975 4440.


 Sauvignon Blanc, as the most-exported varietal of South Africa’s wines, is one of the country’s finest internationally known brands. Sauvignon Blanc SA is therefore proud to announce a Platinum Partnership with international brand EVER srl, based in Italy, and represented in South Africa as EVER Solutions.

 This exciting new partnership rings in a new era for South African Sauvignon Blanc. “Over the last fifteen years we have built the Sauvignon Blanc SA brand together with our Platinum Partner FNB,” says Botha, RJ Botha, Chairperson of Sauvignon Blanc SA. Sauvignon Blanc is a great example of the complexity and diversity of South African wines, and likewise, FNB offers innovative and diverse financial services that assist producers with developing new vineyards and increasing production.

 “We are excited about the involvement of our new Platinum Partner, EVER Solutions, who is a leading producer of winemaking biotechnologies and processing aids that work closely with winemakers in the development, improvement and best applications of solutions for wine production.”


 For media enquiries

Isabeau Botha
Agri-Expo Corporate Communication Manager
072 247 5868

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