Ultra Liquors 100 Women 100 Wines 2012.

100 South African women gathered at the Table Bay Hotel last Saturday November 10th to sip, swirl and taste their way through 200 wines in order to decide their favourite 100.

It was a fun, informal occasion, and we welcomed a diverse group of women of all creeds, colours, backgrounds and tastes in wine.

They took their jobs very seriously, and had a lot of laughs doing so.

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Swirl, sniff, taste...........repeat. Some of the 100 women in action on Saturday.

Here’s a list of the categories and the individual category winners.

1. Long Lunch


Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012.
2. Celebration


Cafe Culture Choc Mousse.
3. Girls Night Out


Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
4. The Boss is Coming for Supper

De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay.
5. Party Wines


Van Loveren Papillion Vin Doux
6. Ultra Special Wines


Steenberg H.M.S. Sphynx Chardonnay 2012.
7. After a Long Day at Work

Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
8. Best Braai Wine


Secret Cellar Merlot.
9. Sunny Day Wine


Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
10. It’s Cold Outside


Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2009.
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Sharita Samuel and Sikelelwa Modolo at the Ultra Liquors 100 Women 100 Wines event.

Mark Norrish, GM of Ultra Liquor Wines commented;

“Drinking wine is all about enjoyment and fun, and there’s a wine for every occasion and moment.

What we experienced at this event was a diverse group of women, literally a rainbow cross-section of South African’s, enjoying a selection of wines as diferent as the women themselves; whites, reds, blends, varietals, MCC’s, rose’s, blushes, sparkling, sweet, dry, value for money and some top end also.

Some of the guests knew more than others about wine, but all of the women came together as one, and the joie de vivre of the afternoon made it really special.

The most important market for wines in South Africa is women, and I am delighted that they are such a confident, sassy and adventurous group of consumers.”

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Melissa Chetty, aka Merlot Girl, and Mitch Atagana enjoying themselves.


I’d like to thank Cape Town Tourism for their generous support and assistance in making the event happen, and especially Skye Grove, Communications Manager, for her superb professionalism and expertise in managing the communications and publicity aspects of the event.

The winning wines go forward to the Ultra Liquors promotional display period after Christmas.

We say well done Ultra, well done to the winning wines, and well done to our 100 Women!!

Finally, here is our list of the 100 wines, chosen by drinking occasion, by our 100 women.

1. Long Lunch.
1. Boschendal – Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012.
2. Pierre Jourdan Tranquille Classique.
3. Durbanville Hills – Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
4. Bellingham Pear Tree White 2012.
5. Terra Del Cape – Pinot Grigio 2011.
6. Groot Constantia Landgoed – Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
7. Groot Constantia – Blanc de Noir 2012.
8. Groote Post – The Old Man’s Blend 2012.
9. Fleur du Cap – Natural Light 2012.
10. Flat Roof Manor – Pinot Grigio 2012.
2. Celebration.
1. Cafe Culture Choc Mousse.
2. Le Grand Pavillion de Boschendal Brut Rose.
3. Villiera Tradition Brut.
4. Saronsberg Tulbagh Brut 2009.
5. De Toitskloof Cellar Brut.
6. Grahame Beck Brut Rose.
7. Pongracz Pinot Noir Chardonnay.
8. Veuve de France Brut.
9. Backsberg Brut.
10. Secret Cellars MCC Blanc de Blanc 2007.
3. Girls Night Out.
1. Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
2. Spier Creative Block 2. 2011
3. De Morgenzon Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
4. Vondeling Babiana 2009.
5. Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
6. Villiera Tradition Brut Rose.
7. Klein Constantia Brut 2009.
8. Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012.
9. Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
10 The Old Man’s Sparkle Brut Rose.
4. The Boss is Coming for Supper.
1. De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay.
2. Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012.
3. Spier Creative Block 3 2010.
4. Diemersfontein Pinotage 2012.
5. Dombeya Altus 2007.
6. Hermanuspietersfontein – Kleinboet 2009.
7. 21 Gables Pinotage 2010.
8. Delheim Merlot 2009.
9. Backsberg Merlot 2010.
10. Uitkyk Carlonet 2009.
5. Party Wines.
1. Van Loveren Papillion Vin Doux Sparkling.
2. Orange River Cellars Rose 2012.
3. Obikwa Chardonnay 2012.
4. KWV Cenin Blanc 2012.
5. Rooiberg Winery Sparkling Brut.
6. Bouchard Finlayson Chardonnay 2011.
7. Obikwa Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
8. Arabella Pink Panacea 2012.
9. Moinet Prosecco.
10. Secret Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
6. Ultra Special Wines.
1.Steenberg H.M.S. Sphynx Chardonnay.
2.Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
3. Cederberg Bukketraube 2012.
4. Cederberg Merlot Shiraz 2009.
5. Klein Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.
6. Chamonix Rouge 2010.
7. Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2009.
8. Amani I am 1 2008.
9. Haskell 11 2009.
10. Groot Constantia Rood 2010.
7. After a Long Day’s Work.
1. Ernie Els Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
2. Kanu Merlot 2012.
3. Bellingham Mocha Java Merlot 2012.
4. Noble Hill Merlot 2019.
5. Van Loveren Colambar 2012.
6. Spier Chenin Blanc 2012.
7. Kanu Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
8. Graham Beck The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
9. Table Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
10. Alexander Fontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.
8. Best Braai Wines.
1. Secret Cellars Merlot 2011.
2. Angels Tears White Semi Sweet.
3. Arabella Merlot 2011.
4. Flagstone Merlot 2011.
5. Warwick Three Cape Ladies 2010.
6. Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.
7. Solms Delta Cape Jazz Shiraz 2011.
8. Tall Horse Pinotage 2012.
9. Robertson Winery Merlot Light 2012.
10. Douglas Green Cabernet Souvignon 2011.
9. Sunny Day Wines.
1. Villiera Sauvignon Blanc 2012
2. Delheim Pinotage 2012.
3. Limelight Chardonnay.
4. Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
5. Cederburg Sauvignon Blanc 2011.
6. Van Loveren Blanc de Noir 2012.
7. Durbanville Hills Merlot Roase 2012.
8. Boschendal Sauvignon Blanc 2012.
9. Moinet Raboso Rosato Rose.
10. Kumkani Sauvignon Blanc 2010.
10. It’s Cold Outside.
1. Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2009.
2. Flagstone Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011.
3. Warwick The First Lady Cabernet Sauvigonon 2010.
4. Dombeya Shiraz 2008.
5. Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.
6. Alexander Fontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.
7. Retro Shiraz Mourvedre
8. Groote Post Red 2011.
9. Secret Cellar Red Blend No.695.
10. Du Toitskloof Cellar Red Blend 2011.


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3 Responses to “Ultra Liquors 100 Women 100 Wines 2012.”

  1. Michael Olivier says:

    So – when we having 100 wines, 100 boys? This is a good thing you are doing for the wine industry. Lucky to have Mark Norrish on board, what a guy!

  2. Symantha says:

    Thank you so much for this event it was fantastic to meet so many ladies and taste all the lovely wines.

    Great to see the results!

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