our wine awards

Read more about our award-wining wines and honourable mentions.

PLATTER AWARDS 2018
Balance Limited Edition Malbec 2016 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2017 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2017 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2015 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2016 – 3½ STAR RATING

VERITAS AWARDS 2017
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2017 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2017 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2016 – BRONZE
Balance Limited Edition Pinot Grigio 2017 – BRONZE
Balance Limited Edition Cinsault 2016 – SILVER
Balance Limited Edition Malbec 2016 – BRONZE

MICHELANGELO AWARDS 2017
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2016 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Limited Edition Cinsault 2016 – SILVER

2017 ULTRA VALUE WINE CHALLENGE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2017 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – GOLD
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2016 – GOLD
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 – GOLD
Balance Classic Shiraz Rosé 2017 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2017 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2016 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2016 – SILVER

GOLD WINE AWARDS 2017
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 – GOLD
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 – GOLD

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS WINE LIST AWARDS 2017
Most Wine in Litres (105 344) – CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
Most Listings for the Year (9) – CEO’S AWARD

Balance Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 (187ml)
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2016 (187ml)
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2016 (187ml & 750ml)
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2015 (187ml)
Balance Muscat D’Alexandrie 2016 (187ml)

BEST VALUE WINE GUIDE AWARDS 2017
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015 (Niche Red Wine Category Winner) – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2016 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2015 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2015 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2016 – 2½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – 2½ STAR RATING
Balance Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016 – 2 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2016 – 2 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2015 – 2 STAR RATING
Balance Classic Shiraz Rosé 2016 – 2 STAR RATING

PLATTER AWARDS 2017
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2016 – 4 STAR RATING

VERITAS WINE AWARDS 2016
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2016 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015 – SILVER
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Shiraz Rosé 2016 – BRONZE

ULTRA VALUE WINE CHALLENGE 2016
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 – GOLD
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2015 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2016 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2016 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2015 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2016 – SILVER

GOLD WINE AWARDS 2016
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 – GOLD
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2016 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2016 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2015 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2015 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2015 – GOLD

MICHELANGELO AWARDS 2015
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2014 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2015 – SILVER

VERITAS AWARDS 2015
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2015 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2015 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2014 – SILVER
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Shiraz Rosé 2015 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – BRONZE

ULTRA VALUE WINE AWARDS 2015
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 – DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2015 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2014 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2014 – GOLD
Balance Classic Shiraz Rosé 2015 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2015 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – SILVER

MICHELANGELO AWARDS 2014
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2014 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2014 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2014 – SILVER
Balance ECO Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – SILVER

VERITAS AWARDS 2014
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2014 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2013 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2013 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Shiraz Rosé 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Pinotage Shiraz 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Shiraz Merlot 2014 – BRONZE
Balance Classic Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2014 – BRONZE

BEST VALUE WINE GUIDE AWARDS 2014
Balance Best Blend Semi-Sweet Muscat 2013 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Best Blend Shiraz Rosé 2013 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Best Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Lusciously Fruity NV – 2 STAR RATING

VERITAS AWARDS 2013
Balance Best Blend Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2012 – SILVER
Balance Best Blend Shiraz Rosé 2013 – BRONZE
Balance Best Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2012 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2012 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2013 – BRONZE

MICHELANGELO AWARDS 2013
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2012 – SILVER
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2012 – SILVER

BEST VALUE WINE GUIDE AWARDS 2013
Balance Best Blend Chenin Blanc Colombar 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Best Blend Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Best Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2011 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Lusciously Fruity NV – 2 STAR RATING

VERITAS AWARDS 2012
Balance Best Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 – SILVER
Balance Best Blend Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2012 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2011 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2011 – BRONZE
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – BRONZE

MICHELANGELO AWARDS 2012
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2011 – GOLD
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2012 – SILVER

BEST VALUE WINE GUIDE AWARDS 2012
Balance Best Blend Chenin Blanc Colombar 2011 – 3½ STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2011 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2011 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2010 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2010 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Shiraz 2010 – 3 STAR RATING
Balance Boldly Brut NV – 3 STAR RATING