World Rugby Awards


Sporting Wine Club were honoured to supply the wine for the World Rugby Awards 2016, held on Sunday 13th November at the Hilton London Metropole.

Schalk Burger’s Hat Trick and Chenin Blanc wines were the perfect complement to a star studded evening celebrating a stellar year for rugby (how is it already a year since the 2015 World cup?!)

Beauden Barrett was the recipient of the evening’s main award, won by Schalk’s own son, Schalk Jr, in 2014. The All Blacks were also honoured for their phenomenal year, as was Maro Itoje, who picked up the Breakthrough Player of the Year.

The SWC team had a wonderful evening celebrating all that’s good about the sport – and spreading the word about Schalk’s wines in the process! Thanks to all at World Rugby for their support.

Check out Master of Wine Greg Sherwood’s blog of the evening: Rugby and Wine – Attending the World Rugby Awards 2016: https://gregsherwoodmw.com/2016/11/14/rugby-and-wine-attending-the-world-rugby-awards-2016/