If you are looking for a tipple to enjoy this festive season you may be surprised to find that local outfits are still top-notch. Stellenbosch has stood out as the region producing some of the world’s best wines, bubbly and brandies. In the Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2017, 14 of the 15 top wines selected came from Stellenbosch while in the Prescient Chardonnay Report 2017, 23 wines from the region made it into the top 42 that scored 90-95 points. At the Veritas Wine & Brandy Awards, Stellenbosch clinched 29 out of the 71 double golds. This year’s top three producers also come from SA’s premier wine region.