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Alvi’s Drift Awarded 19 Medals at the 2023 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Spain

Alvi's Drift winery is no stranger when it comes to wine awards. Read our blog to learn more about our first award winners of the year.


Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar has received news of its first award-winning wines of the year – and it’s a bountiful harvest indeed.

The Scherpenheuwel ward winery, situated in the cooler southern reaches of the greater Breede River Valley wine region recently collected a total of 19 medals (5 Great Gold, 11 Gold and 3 Silver) at the 2023 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Spain.

“To have so many wines scored in the mid-to-high 90s in a competition of this standard is an incredible achievement and honour for us, as a winery and as a team.”

With two of the much-awarded Boland winery’s wines scoring an impressive 97 points each, this early achievement bodes well indeed for the third-generation, family owned wine farm.

Alvi's Drift award-winning wines red wine white wine dessert wine wine sparkling

Alvi’s Drift Award Winners in the 2023 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Spain

Flagship Range

Reserve Range

Sparkling Range

Albertus Viljoen Range

221 Range

Signature Range

“Spain’s Ribera del Duero region produces some of the best red wines in the world, in my opinion. For our Verreaux Pinotage and Albertus Viljoen Bismarck to be scored so highly makes me really proud.”

About the Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Spain

Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition (CWWSC) is organised and developed by Catavinum in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). In its 2023 edition, judges in this esteemed international wine competition tasted a total of 3 480 wine and spirits samples.

“It’s always an honour to do well in any international competition. These awards acknowledge the hard work of our entire team, from vineyards to cellar and beyond.”
Alvi van der Merwe

Entries came from around the globe, with producers in over 20 countries sending in their bottled and labelled wines and spirits to be judged and scored accordingly. The stated objective of this prestigious international competition is to promote the production of quality wines and spirits and to contribute to the expansion of a culture of appreciation for high-quality wine and spirits.

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