A 12 bottle case of the Good Value Guru’s best value Sauvignon Blancs speaks volumes. Five of the wines come from wine collectives shown in bold below.
Secret Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R33.00 R136.00
Darling Cellars Reserve Bushvine Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R31.95 R87.40
First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R64.00 R158.56
Rooiberg Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R32.50 R80.46
Slanghoek Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R34.50 R92.53
Tierhoek Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R60.00 R147.76
KWV Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R40.00 R96.49
Jordan Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R81.50 R166.85
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R36.00 R74.32
Lutzville Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R50.00 R104.06
Namaqua Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R30.00 R59.95
Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc 2013 R30.00 R58.82
Distell has a single wine: Two Oceans as does KWV, although Ultra Liquor insiders may beg to differ. Boutique producers are in with two: First Sighting and Tierhoek while family wineries also have two: Jordan and Van Loveren. There is a single supermarket buyer’s own brand Secret Cellar and er… that’s it.
There is an even split between terroir wines and multi-regional blends and the prices of the top dozen range from R30 to R82 which is less than a fiver in the UK. Confirming that SA is surely one of the best value producers in the world.