The best medium-sized wine lists in South Africa 2023

Here is the guide to the best wine places in South Africa with medium-sized wine lists – 200-600 different labels. These venues were all Best Medium-Sized List finalists in Star Wine List of the Year South Africa 2023, presented by Amorim Cork. Check out all the venues and the winning wine lists!

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  1. Amorim Cork

    Amorim, the world’s leading supplier of cork stoppers and cork products, was founded in Portugal in 1870. The ethos of tradition and the values of a family business remain the cornerstones of a company committed to excellence and innovation, supported by modern scientific research and a continual drive to ensuring products of supreme quality.

  2. Phone: +27 87 153 5246

    Address: 103 Bree Street, Cape Town

    Sparkling Wine List of the Year South Africa, presented by Nyetimber 2023

    The South African wine industry's inner circles are flocking (socially distanced and masked, of course) to Culture Wine Bar on Cape Town's famous Bree St. The bar is super vibey with inviting burnt sienna hues, mood lighting, and a range of overstuffed booths, high top places to perch. Or you can park yourself at the bar and pontificate with the very knowledgeable staff.

  3. Phone: +27 012 346 1932

    Address: Corner Pinestar &, 18th Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year South Africa, presented by Amorim Cork 2023

    This Italian restaurant in Hazelwood, Pretoria, is as well-known for its stellar wine list as they are for its take on traditional Italian fare. The list features a suitable by-the-glass list – available in 150ml or 250ml pours, and a superb offering of local wines (with the occasional international option too), which span a host of varietals from the expected to the unexpected. While the usual likes of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot run a good dozen bottles long per varietal, there are also the likes of Palomino, Viognier, Sangiovese and Tempranillo, which make this an exciting...

  4. Phone: +27 21 286 2733

    Address: 5th Floor, Speakers Corner, 37 Parliament Street, Cape Town

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year South Africa, presented by Amorim Cork 2023

    FYN Restaurant is a modern and edgy space located on the 5th floor of a building located on Parliament Street in the Central Business District. The outside street is not giving much away of the inside, it’s borderline dodgy, but that just adds to the contrast. Once you come up through the elevator you end up in a ​super-refined restaurant with lots of dark colours, polished stone counters, sleek wooden tables, interesting wooden objects floating around everywhere and really, really great lighting. It is a beautiful spot with great views overlooking Cape Town's inner city. The cuisine is Asian...

  5. Phone: 012 110 4380

    Address: 280 Jochem Street, Rietvalleirand, Pretoria

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year South Africa, presented by Amorim Cork 2023

  6. Phone: +27 21 794 2390

    Address: Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town

    Sustainable Wine List of the Year South Africa, presented by WWF Conservation Champions 2023

    La Colombe is South African fine dining at its best with white table cloths, a horde of service staff, refined detail everywhere and set on the mountain side surrounded by a forest of blue gum trees on Silvermist Wine Estate at the end of a steep and winding road leading up from the top of Constantia Nek. This is terrain that reassures 4x4 drivers that they made the right vehicle choice, don’t try to walk it up. The food and service is top notch and the wine service is quirky, showing confidence and personality. You will always have a good time here.

  7. Phone: +27 10 594 5550

    Address: Trumpet on Keyes Corner 19 Keyes and, Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year South Africa, presented by Amorim Cork 2023

    The restaurant Marble, by Chef David Higgs, situated within the Trumpet Building on Keyes Art Mile, has established itself as a key player in Johannesburg’s restaurant scene. The upmarket eatery, focusing on open-flame cooking, offers a menu of refined fare. While meat is certainly their speciality – with the option of a selection of beef cuts sourced from around the world – they also offer up an exciting array of poultry, pescetarian, vegetarian and even vegan dishes, most of it not all, with an element cooked over fire. The restaurant boasts stunning interiors and is the perfect place to cat...

  8. Phone: +27 011 884 8888

    Address: Shop U13, Morningside Shopping Centre Cnr Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, Johannesburg

    Best Medium-Sized List of the Year South Africa, presented by Amorim Cork 2023

    The opulent restaurant within the affluent Johannesburg suburb of Morningside is a luxurious, sophisticated and fashionable affair. The extensive menu ensures something to everyone’s fancy, be it sushi, salads, steaks or seafood. The sultry sounds of jazz and blues, along with the plush furnishings, make it a great place for elaborate and long-lasting evenings. The wine list spans the globe and is even accompanied by maps of the various countries and wine-growing regions it features, as well as tasting notes for each of the wines on offer. Running 65 pages long, much like their food menu, th...

  9. Phone: +27 031 010 7888

    Address: 9 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga, Durban

    Newcomer List of the Year South Africa 2023