The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge – Who makes South Africa’s favourite pizza…

The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge

If you love pizza and wine – and who doesn’t? – then Porcupine Ridge has something for you! From May 1st, 2021 the pizza-and-wine-loving public will get a chance to vote for their favourite local pizza restaurant in the exciting new Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge. The ultimate purpose of this Challenge is to crown South Africa’s favourite Pizzeria.

The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge offers consumers the chance to vote for their favourite pizza restaurant on the dedicated voting website ( and by doing so stand a chance to WIN the weekly prize of Porcupine Ridge wines and an EarthFire Pizza Stone & Cutter.

Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2019

Porcupine Ridge will announce one lucky voter as the grand prize winner at the end of the competition. The winner will walk away with an EarthFire Tabletop Pizza Oven, a pizza for a year voucher valued at R1500 from their favourite pizzeria and 30 bottles of Porcupine Ridge Wines, all valued at R8000.

The restaurant with the most votes will be crowned South Africa’s favourite pizzeria. The Ultimate Bragging rights await, together with marketing collateral and wine to the value of R40000.

Pizza Making Tools

“The past few months have been difficult on the wine and restaurant trade, and we are hoping to create some excitement and opportunities for many sit-down restaurants in South Africa through the challenge,” says Dupre Nell, Marketing at Porcupine Ridge. “We are hoping to create a yearly challenge that generates a friendly competitive spirit amongst our trade customers… And it helps that Porcupine Ridge wines really are the perfect pairing to pizza!” he continues.

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Porcupine Ridge wines, known to most people as the go-to midweek sipper, has become a firm favourite on tables the world over. With a choice of 7 different wines, there is a Porcupine Ridge wine that can be enjoyed with every kind of pizza and on any occasion. From the refreshing Sauvignon Blanc to the juicy Syrah, and no matter your pizza topping, Porcupine Ridge has a wine to match.

The nomination phase of the challenge in March and April encouraged the public to nominate their favourite Pizzeria on social media. The nominated restaurants were then contacted to participate and added to the voting list. The team from Porcupine Ridge will continue adding pizzerias to the voting website throughout the competition.

Pizza with Rocket and Porcupine Ridge Merlot

“We’re encouraging patrons to return to their favourite restaurants and support the hospitality sector. If their local makes a great pizza and a vote is cast – it’s a win for us all!”, says Nell.

Every Friday from May 1st to September 30th, one lucky voter will be randomly drawn and announced on social media as the weekly winner. Follow Porcupine Ridge on social media for more information, and for your chance to WIN – start voting on!

Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay 2020

More about Porcupine Ridge Wines

The Porcupine Ridge brand has its origins in the natural environment of the farm and the ongoing efforts to conserve the biodiversity on the property and the surrounding mountains. In addition to a number of rare fauna and flora species – such as the erica lerouxiae which is endemic to Boekenhoutskloof – the farm is home to several Crested Porcupine families, which are however, rarely seen due to their nocturnal lifestyle.

Pizza coming out of the oven

“These wines are honest, true to type, and true to cultivar. Our winemaking philosophy has always been to follow a natural approach of no acidification or additions. The resulting wines are much more about a generous palate weight than simple primary aromatics followed by acidity.” ~ Marc Kent

For more information, follow Porcupine Ridge on Facebook (@porcupineridgewines), Instagram (@Porcupine_Wines) or visit


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