Spier’s 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015 has won the inaugural Veritas Vertex Award at this year’s Veritas Awards, defeating 1638 other entries to be crowned the competition’s overall champion wine. Taking its name from the Latin word ‘Vertex’, which means highest point, the Veritas Vertex Award was presented to Spier cellar master Frans Smit and his team at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The Spier Winery also achieved six Double Gold  and nine Gold medals at the awards.  Paying tribute to Spier’s winemaking heritage, the 21 Gables Chenin Blanc is a wine of outstanding pedigree. The 2015 vintage was recognised as one of South Africa’s best Chenin Blancs through its inclusion in the 2016 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, and recently scored 95 points in Tim Atkin’s Annual South African 2017 Special report.

Spier’s other Double Gold winners were the Ideology Chenin Blanc 2016, Signature Chenin Blanc 2017, Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Creative Block 3 2012.

“The fact that four of Spier’s six Double Golds were awarded to Chenin Blanc wines – varying both in price and style – illustrates that our decade-long emphasis on the varietal is bearing fruit,” says Smit.


Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016

Ideology Chenin Blanc 2016

Signature Chenin Blanc 2017

Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Creative Block 3 2012


Creative Block 2 2015

Creative Block 3 2013

Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2011 (museum class)

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2012 (museum class)

Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (Woolworths) 2014

The Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon Woolworths 2015

Spier Farm House Organic Straw Wine Chenin Blanc 2015

Dancing in Other Words NLH 2012 (museum class)

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