Friday 7th May 2021 marks International Sauvignon Blanc Day – a day dedicated to celebrating one of the world’s most-loved white wine grape varieties. Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, Sauvignon Blanc has been enjoyed for decades and, whilst Old World Sauvignon Blanc is still just as delicious, a number of New World wine producing countries now use Sauvignon Blanc grapes to offer a contemporary twist on a classic favourite.

Here’s some of our best-selling Sauvignon Blancs from South Africa – perfect for toasting to this year’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

Reyneke Biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Bursting with vibrancy, concentration and complexity, Reyneke’s Biodynamic 2019 vintage is a serious New World Sauvignon Blanc that’s perfectly suited to those who favour a subtle, fruity white. With a soft and buttery mouth feel, this Sauvignon Blanc displays white floral, passionfruit, lemon and green apple notes, resulting in a refreshing, zingy acidity and a medium finish.

Reyneke Organic Sauvignon Semillon 2019

Another incredible Sauvignon Blanc from Reyneke, but this time blended with Semillon grapes, this organic blend is produced from grapes grown in the Western Cape region. With a floral nose, the wine displays zesty lime and gooseberry notes, with nuances of green apples, citrus fruit and asparagus with an underlying saltiness. Following through to a well-balanced palate, this New World Sauvignon Blanc is fresh with full fruit concentration.  

Muratie Melck’s Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Light in colour and slightly wooded, Muratie Melck’s Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing white that’s dry and zesty with a lingering mineral finish. Upon taste it has a flinty perfume, which quickly turns into a fruit salad of flavours, from green apple and lime to tropical guava and pineapple. Best enjoyed chilled, the ideal Sauvignon Blanc for those who enjoy intense fruity freshness.

Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Rich and creamy with balancing acidity, Groot Constantia's Sauvignon Blanc is a cool climate style white. Displaying ripe summer fruits on the nose, with notes of elderflower, citrus fruit and subtle herbaceous undertones, its refined flavours shine through to create a rich, but crisp and fresh acidity that’s ideal for summer drinking.

Warwick Estate First Lady Sauvignon Blanc 2019

If fresh and zingy whites are what you favour, then Warwick Estate’s First Lady Sauvignon Blanc should definitely be on your ‘to try’ list. Filled with tropical fruits, including notes of kiwi and passionfruit, this Sauvignon Blanc is bone-dry in the mouth with bright granadilla, lime cordial and citrus, guaranteeing a racy white knuckled ride.

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

As Kleine Zalze’s premium Sauvignon Blanc, this wine forms part of the estate’s flagship collection and was produced using grapes from only the finest vineyards. Available in limited quantity and of exceptional quality, this Sauvignon Blanc presents grassy notes on the nose, followed by an intense palate filled with tropical and green fruit elements. Finishes long and is a favourite among New World Sauvignon Blanc fans.

Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2020

A delicate and elegantly-styled Sauvignon Blanc blessed with notes of green figs, green peppers and a hint of gooseberries. Pale in colour, this light wine is fresh, fruity and crisp, ideal for drinking chilled in warm weather. A nod to the amazing cool climate Sauvignon Blancs that South Africa continues to produce, and one all white wine lovers must try.

With plenty of incredible South African Sauvignon Blancs to try, International Sauvignon Blanc Day is the perfect time to try a new bottle of this amazing grape variety or raise a glass of your favourite.

Browse our extensive range of Sauvignon Blancs from South Africa here and enjoy great savings on top bottles.