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The Lumo Awards

The Lumo Awards aim to identify the best wine and spirits available to consumers. Quality is simply the only measure used. The panel will consist of all female judges, and they recommend wine and spirits to all consumers.

FAQ’s

The Lumo Awards

The Lumo Awards aim to identify the best wine and spirits available to consumers. Quality is simply the only measure used. The panel will consist of all female judges, and they recommend wine and spirits to all consumers.

FAQ’s
2024

Timeline

Entries open
17 APRIL 2024
Early bird entry ends
13 JUNE 2024
close of entries
25 July 2024
Delivery of samples
29 and 30 JULY 2024
Early bird entry fee
R995 excluding VAT from 17 April until 13 June 2024
REGULAR entry fee
R1275 excluding VAT applies from 14 June to 25 July 2024
Final close of entries
Entries close at midnight 25 July 2024
Final delivery of samples
Monday and Tuesday delivery between 09:00 and 16:00
2024

Timeline

Entries open
17 APRIL 2024
Early bird entry fee
R995 excluding VAT from 17 April until 13 June 2024
Early bird entry ends
13 JUNE 2024
REGULAR entry fee
R1275 excluding VAT applies from 14 June to 25 July 2024
close of entries
25 July 2024
Final close of entries
Entries close at midnight 25 July 2024
Delivery of samples
29 and 30 July 2024
Final delivery of samples
Monday and Tuesday delivery between 09:00 and 16:00
What does the

awards look like?

The award stickers measure 25 mm across. Silver, Gold and Double gold awards will be awarded.

Trophies

to be awarded for

our partners

FAQ’s

Timeline and dates for 20242023-10-10T11:38:51+00:00
Entries open: 17 April 2024
Early bird cut-off:

The cut-off date for entries:

13 June 2024

25 July 2024

Delivery of samples: 29 and 30 July 2024 (Monday and Tuesday)
Results released: 5 August 2024
Are only products made by women allowed?2022-05-17T14:34:54+00:00

All winemakers and distillers, both male and female, can enter the Lumo Awards and all products will be judged on merit.

If your winery or distillery has a woman at the helm, she will be eligible to be awarded a trophy for “Woman Winemaker of the Year” or “Woman Distiller of the Year”.

Should I only enter products that I think women would like?2022-10-20T11:43:30+00:00

The judges use quality as their only guideline, and judge all products on merit.
Women make up a significant percentage of the wine and spirit-buying public, yet surprisingly few marketing drives target women specifically. The Lumo Awards is the only competition in South Africa solely judged by women to make recommendations on what to buy and constitutes an increasingly important marketing tool.

What awards are given?2022-10-20T11:44:05+00:00

The Lumo Awards will confer silver, gold and double gold awards to signify good quality. The trophies to be awarded are:

  • Best Cap Classique
  • Best red wine on show
  • Woman Winemaker of the Year
  • Woman Distiller of the Year
Do I have to order stickers for awarded entries?2022-05-19T07:47:55+00:00

You’re not obligated to order stickers; if you do not want any, indicate the number on the entry form as 0 (zero). Once the results have been revealed, you have to take the number of stickers you indicated. Stickers will be available approximately two weeks after the winners have been notified.

How much does it cost to enter the event?2023-10-10T11:40:09+00:00
  • Early bird entries are R995 excluding VAT per entry from 17 April to 13 June 2024.
  • Normal entries are R1275 excluding VAT per entry from 14 June to midnight 25 July 2024.
  • Stickers will be available at R455 excluding VAT for a roll of 1000.
How many samples are needed per entry?2022-05-19T07:48:37+00:00

A wine sample has to comprise only three 750ml bottles and a spirit sample has to comprise only two 750ml bottles, or the volumetric equivalent thereof.

Will the tastings be audited?2022-05-19T07:48:58+00:00

The tasting procedure will be audited to ensure the judges are not influenced; and the tastings are done blind and conform to international standards.

CATEGORIES

NO. CATEGORY:  Low Alcohol Wine SPECIFICATION
1 Very Low Alcohol Wine Alcohol 0%-4%
2 Light Wine Alcohol 4%-10%
NO. CATEGORY: Sparkling Wines SPECIFICATION
3 Perlé or Slightly Sparkling Wine  Any sugar level
4 Sparkling Wine (not Cap Classique) RS<=12 g/L
5 Sparkling Wine (not Cap Classique) RS>12 g/
6 Cap Classique
NO. CATEGORY: White Wine SPECIFICATION
7 Bukettraube
8 Chenin Blanc RS<=5 g/L
9 Chenin Blanc RS>5 g/L
10 Colombar RS<=5 g/L
11 Colombar RS>5 g/L
12 Chardonnay RS<=5 g/L
13 Chardonnay RS>5 g/L
14 Pinot Gris
15 Weisser Riesling (Rhine Riesling)
16 Sauvignon Blanc RS<=5 g/L
17 Sauvignon Blanc RS>5 g/L
18 Viognier RS<=5 g/L
19 Other Single White Varietal RS<=5 g/L
20 Other Single White Varietal RS>5 g/L
21 White Blend RS<=5 g/L
22 White Blend RS>5 g/L
23 Blanc de Noir and Rosé RS<=5 g/L
24 Blanc de Noir and Rosé RS>5 g/L
NO. CATEGORY: Red Wine SPECIFICATION
25 Pinot noir (RS<=5g/L)
26 Pinotage (RS<=5g/L)
27 Malbec (RS<=5g/L)
28 Merlot (RS<=5g/L)
29 Mourvèdre (RS<=5g/L)
30 Petit Verdot (RS<=5g/L)
31 Cabernet franc (RS<=5g/L)
32 Cabernet Sauvignon (RS<=5g/L)
33 Shiraz (RS<=5g/L)
34 Other red cultivars (RS<=5g/L)
35 Bordeaux styled red (RS<=5g/L)
36 Cape blend (RS<=5g/L)
37 Other red blend (RS<=5g/L)
NO. CATEGORY: Sweet Wines SPECIFICATION
38 Sweet Red (RS>5g/L)
39 Natural Sweet Wine
40 Special Late Harvest (RS>50g/L)
41 Noble Late Harvest
42 Straw Wine
NO. CATEGORY: Fortified Wines
43 Cape Ruby Port
44 Cape Tawny Port
45 Cape Vintage Port
46 Cape Late-Bottled Vintage Port
47 Other Port
48 White Jeripigo
49 Red Jeripigo
50 White Muscadel
51 Red Muscadel
52 Fino Sherry
53 Oloroso Sherry
54 Cream Sherry
NO. CATEGORY: Distilled Products
55 Brandy Non Vintage/ Age not Defined
56 Brandy 3-8 Years
57 Brandy 9-12 years
58 Brandy 13-20 years
59 Brandy from Fruit
60 Whisky Scottish
61 Whiskey Irish
62 Whiskey – USA
63 Whiskies – Other
64 Vodka/Eau de Vie unflavoured
65 Flavoured Vodka
66 Rice Wine
67 Absinthe
68 Grappa – plain
69 Grappa infused with other flavours
70 London Dry Gin
71 Plymouth style Gin
72 New style Gin
73 Gin Other
74 Tequila
75 Mezcal
76 Sotol
77 Unaged Rum
78 Aged Rum
79 White Rum
NO. CATEGORY: Flavoured Wines
80 White Vermouth
81 Red Vermouth
82 Flavoured White Wine Still
83 Flavoured Red Wine Still
84 Sparkling Flavoured White Wine
85 Sparkling Flavoured Red Wine
NO. CATEGORY: Liqueurs
86 Citrus Liqueur
87 Coffee Liqueur
88 Cream Liqueur
89 Fruit Liqueur
90 Herbal/Botanical/Spiced Liqueur
91 Nut Liqueur
92 Other

Delivery of Samples

Delivery Address

Lanzerac Hotel
Lanzerac Service Entrance
Jonkershoek Road
Stellenbosch

Directions

Drive along Jonkershoek road towards Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch. Security will assist at the service entrance at Lanzerac, and point you toward the drop-off area.

Michelle Grimbeek

CONTACT US

Sanet van Heerden

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