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Upcoming Cabernet Franc Carnival to showcase most winners of the 2022 Cab Franc Challenge

Results of the Cabernet Franc Challenge 2022


Carrie Adams, chairperson at the Cabernet Franc Challenge and assisted by Lizette Tolkin and Greg Mutambi, was particularly impressed by the quality of all the wines entered this year.

All the winners and one of the judges at the prize-giving function. Standing from left to right: Morney Very – Delaire Graff, Narina Cloete - Blaauwklippen, Callie Hefer – Kaapzicht, Francois Malan – Rainbow’s End, Neil Bruwer – Chamonix, Ruben Adams – Zorgvliet, Anton Malan – Rainbow’s End, Hendrik Molly – Rainbows End, Fanie Geyser – Landskroon, Bernard Le Roux –  Zorgvliet, Mike Dawson – Journey’s End, Jana Cloete - Rainbow’s End, Lizette Tolken – Panel Judge and Stefan van Rooyen – Chamonix.  The two kneeling in front, are Fanie Geyser – Bushmanpad and Emile Gentis – Thor Vintners

Standing from left to right: Morne Vrey – Delaire Graff, Narina Cloete - Blaauwklippen, Callie Hefer – Kaapzicht, Francois Malan – Rainbow’s End, Neil Bruwer – Chamonix, Ruben Adams – Zorgvliet, Anton Malan – Rainbow’s End, Hendrik Molly – Rainbows End, Fanie Geyser – Landskroon, Bernard Le Roux – Zorgvliet, Mike Dawson – Journey’s End, Jana Cloete - Rainbow’s End, Lizette Tolken – Panel Judge and Stefan van Rooyen – Chamonix.  In front, are Fanie Geyser – Bushmanpad and Emile Gentis – Thor Vintners


“Since the first single varietal Cabernet Franc was released by Warwick in 1998, South Africa has come a long way as there are at last count 79 producers who now produce this wine in its purest form.”


Overall winner of the of the Cobie van Oort Cabernet Franc Challenge Trophy

  • Chamonix Cabernet Franc 2020

Top 6 category

  • Chamonix Cabernet Franc 2020

  • Bushmanspad Cabernet Franc 2019

  • Kaapzicht Cabernet Franc 2019

  • Rainbows End Limited Release Cabernet Franc 2020

  • Rainbows end Cabernet Franc 2020

  • Zorgvliet Cabernet Franc 2019

Vintage winner

  • Journeys End V5 Cabernet Franc 2017

Top 3 blends

  • Blaauwklippen Blending Competition Winning Blend

  • Delaire Graff Estate the Banghoek 2017

  • Thor Vintners Thor Gentis Red 2019

The Best Value Wine

  • Landskroon Paul Hugo Red 2020

Gold medalists

  • De Meye Cabernet Franc 2020

  • Holden Manz Reserve Cabernet Franc 2018

  • Holden Manz Reserve Cabernet Franc 2019

  • Landskroon Paul Hugo Red 2020

  • Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2019

  • The Garajeest Bruce Cabernet Franc 2017

  • Warwick Cabernet Franc 2019


There are also 20 wines winning silver medals.


Cabernet Franc Carnival 2022


The annual Cabernet Franc Carnival will take place on 27 August at Vrede & Lust Wine Estate.

Tickets will go on sale soon and will be available on Quicket.



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