Backsberg Sparkles at Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

October 8, 2019


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On Friday the 4th of October, the results of this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards were revealed in a sparkling black tie awards ceremony held at Cape Town’s renowned Tsogo Cape Sun Hotel. The competition saw over 2,000 entries in various categories take part with judging being conducted by 24 international and 6 local wine and spirit experts. 

According to Lorraine Immelman, founder and CEO of the Michelangelo Awards: “The quality of [this year’s] wines were at a noticeable all-time high….” As such, 25 trophies, 13 platinum medals and 146 double gold medals were awarded in both the wine and spirits categories. 

Backsberg is proud to announce that not only did our collaborative Shoprite Checkers Shiraz 2018 bag a double gold but both the Backsberg Merlot 2018 and Klein Babylons Toren Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 dazzled by receiving gold. The Chenin Blanc 2019 was also awarded a silver medal.

We couldn’t be happier with these results and look forward to seeing how these wines develop over time.  

If you would like to get your hands on these award-winners first, be sure to click on the links below. 


Backsberg’s Award-Winning Wines

Backsberg Merlot 2018

Backsberg Chenin Blanc 2019

Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren 2016 (For an exclusive pre-release email az.oc1643275562.greb1643275562skcab1643275562@acna1643275562ib1643275562)

Shoprite Checkers Shiraz 2018 (Soon to be available exclusively at Checkers stores nationally)

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