Tuesday 14th October 2014 – Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
Zinzi Restaurant, Tsala Treetop Lodge and Hunter’s Country House were awarded GOLD for their respective wine lists for the season at the annual Diners Club 2014 Wine list Awards held at Shimmy Beach Club in CT yesterday.
A judging panel, led by wine judge Dave Hughes, and consisting of Winnie Bowman, Nikki Dumas, Fiona McDonald, and Christine Rudman, evaluated 208 wine lists nationally, and 100 from the ‘Cape‘, a province which has not existed for years! Diners Club threw the Western Cape and Eastern Cape into one ‘Cape’ pot in reporting on the results and in handing out the awards yesterday! A substantial number of Western Cape restaurants did not enter the competition this year, down from 96 entries last year to 80 this year.