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Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge competition rules

  • Only market ready wines may be entered.

  • No tank or barrel samples will be accepted. If the wine is still unlabelled, please clearly mark it with the Producer name, Brand name, vintage and Wine of Origin.

  • Where entries include (an) other cultivar(s), Chenin Blanc should make up at least 85% of the blend.

  • Wines entered should not possess a residual sugar (RS) in excess of 12g/l. The organisers reserve the right to have this tested independently.

  • There is no restriction on the number of wines that a producer may enter.

  • All vintages are accepted. If a wine has been selected as one of the Top 10 winning winesin either 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022 that specific vintage of the wine may not be entered again.

  • A minimum amount of 125 cases x 6 (750 bottles) of each wine entered must be available at the cellar, for sale in the local market, from the date of entry in the competition until the results are announced end August 2023. The organisers reserve the right to check stocks by means of physical inspections.

  • Winners will receive R25 000 each and the money must be used to reinforce the economic and social benefits in the workplace and to the workforce. 



  • Closing date for entries and submission of samples: Thursday 29 June 2023

  • (Membership fees must be paid by entry date). Each entry must be accompanied by WSR2A and WSR4A certificates. (WSR2A must have full analysis of the wine.)

  • Wine samples and proof of payment to be sent together to:


Villiera Wines


  • Entry Fees Members:  R950-00 per wine. (Membership fees must be paid by entry date).

  • Non Members:  R1750-00 for first entry, which includes pro-rated membership fee until end of 2023. 

  • Additional wines’ entry fee will be R950-00 per wine. The CBA is not VAT registered. 

  • Payment to be made by electronic transfer to:

Chenin Blanc Association

Standard Bank

Branch Code: 05 06 10

Acc No: 270256067

  • One entry per wine, done via online form HERE.

  • Entrants should complete and submit the form and then include the WSR2A/WSR4A and proof of payment with wine samples.

  • Entry fees are not refundable.  


Wine Samples:

  • 4 x 750ml bottles of each wine entered must be submitted to the judging panel for judging.

  • Wine samples (4 bottles) of each entry must be packed separately in a carton.

  • If the bottles have not yet been finally labelled, the following details are to be clearly indicated on a label on the bottles: Producer, Brand name, vintage and Wine of origin. 

  • Wine samples must be delivered to Villiera Wines Stellenbosch ONLY from 26 June to 29 June 2023 between 09h00 and 16h00.



  • Take exit 39 from the N1 highway, and travel 2km down the R304 in the direction of Stellenbosch. Villiera is at the T-junction on your right, opposite the Koelenhof Winery.        

  • GPS co-ordinates – S33° 50’ 14.4” E018° 47’ 34.4”

  • No late entries will be accepted.    



  • The judging will take place on 11 to 13 July 2023.

  • The 10 winning wines will be announced in August 2023.  


Obligations of producers of winning wines:

  • The producers of the 10 winning wines must, when requested thereto, submit acopy of the WSR4A certificate by the Wine and Spirit Board.

  • The winning producer will stick the Top 10 sticker to the bottle, before delivering the wines, as explained below.

  • 200 bottles of winning wines to be made available to the sponsor, Standard Bank of SA, at trade price. The delivery of the wines will only be in January 2024.

  • 360 bottles of winning wines must be delivered to our trade partner, Wine-of-the-Month Club. A discount of 10% must be allowed on the trade price.  Wine must be labelled and ready for delivery from the date of announcement.

  • 48 bottles of winning wines must be provided free of charge to the Chenin Blanc Association for marketing purposes.  



  • Please note that entries without proof of payment will not be judged.

  • Assessment will be done blind/labels out of sight.

  • Stickers: 125 x 6 per winning wine will be supplied free to the producers. Extra stickers will be available for purchase on request.

  • Enquiries to be addressed to Ina Smith on 082 467 4331 or email:               

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