Our Top Wine Awards In 2016

Congratulations to our winemaking team for your outstanding achievements in 2016.

1. Best Shiraz Trophy at Old Mutual Trophy Awards 2016

Stellar Organics No-Added-Sulphur Shiraz 2015 walked off with the honours in the Shiraz category at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards.


What started off as very much a niche range of wines (organic, no-added-sulphur, Fair Trade) has landed firmly in the mainstream with the prestigious Best Shiraz on Show trophy award.

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2. Heaven on Earth dessert wine awarded 5 Stars in the Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2017

Stellar Winery’s Heaven on Earth dessert wine has been a long-standing favourite around the world for years. The 2017 edition of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide has been released, and the wine has been awarded with a 5-Star rating – a first for the winery when it comes to the Platter’s wine guides.

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3. Gold & a Trophy at The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2016

Two of our skilled winemakers, Mauritius Naude and Izelle Swanepoel, attended the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits awards to receive a gold award and a trophy on behalf of Stellar Winery.

14462923_10154206306987535_2456116311996037724_n-1Gold Award winner: Sensory Collection Grande Reserve Chardonnay 2014.

Trophy: The RX SA Organic Trophy for our Running Duck Reserve Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016. This award marks Stellar’s second trophy for 2016!

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4. Four Gold Awards at Vitis Vinifera 2016

gold-award-hoverStellar Winery received four Gold awards at the Vitis Vinifera 2016 Awards:

  • The River’s End Chenin Blanc 2015
  • Running Duck Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • The River’s End Pinot Noir 2014
  • Running Duck Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinotage 2015

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5. Three Gold Awards at The Gold Wine Awards


The winners are: Stellar Organics No-Sulphur-Added (NSA) Pinotage 2015, Stellar Organics No-Sulphur-Added Shiraz 2015 and River’s End Chenin Blanc 2015.

It is a great achievement for us to have won awards for two wines from our NSA range.

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6. Dig This! Wins Best Green Launch At The Drinks Business Green Awards


“In a close fought contest, one product won through thanks to its really impressive results. First unveiled to the trade in 2015, this organic wine brand has already funded the upgrading of several pre-primary schools in South Africa and the planting of almost 3,000 trees.” –

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7. Two Gold Awards at the South African Women’s Wine Awards


Stellar Winery recently bagged two gold awards at the South African Women’s Wine Awards (SAWWA) – a wine competition judged by women, for women.

The Gold award winners are:

  • Heaven on Earth
  • Running Duck Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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8. Bronze Veritas Awards for Running Duck Organic Wines

The Running Duck range has enjoyed a great reception around the world, and most recently, has roped in three bronze Veritas awards. The Veritas Awards is well respected in the wine world, and we are proud to be honoured by them.


The winning wines are:

  • Running Duck Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Running Duck Reserve Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016
  • Running Duck Cabernet/Pinotage 2015

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