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Platter’s launches eagerly awaited Android App

18 January 2016

As part of a drive to place South Africa’s best-selling wine guide "in your pocket", Platter’s has launched the Android version of its popular wine App. ... More»


The Democracy Series videos chart a journey of progress

07 March 2014

To celebrate 20 years of democracy this April, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is releasing a series of short videos that reflect in a personal but very powerful way, the life-changing experiences of people touched by transformation initiatives in the wine industry. ... More»


Platter's 2016 Wine Guide is here!

30 October 2015

The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016 was launched at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel on 29 October 2015 with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five star rating in the new edition. ... More»


Tickets to Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival up for grabs!

13 April 2015

Just as the first hints of winter can be felt in the crisp air, the Elgin Wine Valley opens its doors to visitors from far and wide for the annual Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival. ... More»


Fine Brandy Fusion 2015 dates announced

18 March 2015

Fine Brandy Fusion Johannesburg, premier annual showcase of South Africa’s brandies, takes place this year at the Sandton Convention Centre on June 4 and 5, affording the opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities, learn from brandy masters and taste their world-class creations. ... More»


Breedekloof BEE venture celebrates first harvest

17 March 2015

Breedekloof farm Fynbos, a black economic empowerment (BEE) venture involving the Lategan family and Bergsig Wine Estate employees, has harvested its first pinotage and chenin blanc grapes – a proud moment for all involved. ... More»


Blaauwklippen uncorks SA’s first MCC sparkling from zinfandel

12 March 2015

Ever-innovative Stellenbosch wine estate Blaauwklippen is marking its 333rd birthday with the release of what’s understood to be South Africa’s first méthode cap classique (MCC) sparkling made from zinfandel. ... More»


Mpumalanga Wine Show promises "fine time with wine"

09 March 2015

Mpumalanga wine lovers should not miss the sixth FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show, staged for the first time at the newly refurbished Southern Sun Emnotweni Arena in Nelspruit on 20 and 21 March. ... More»


Homage to pinotage unveiled at Stellenbosch's L’Avenir estate

07 March 2015

French-owned wine estate L’Avenir has opened a tasting and function area devoted exclusively to the locally developed grape pinotage. ... More»


Brandy industry welcomes better understanding of key challenges

05 March 2015

The brandy industry has welcomed the indication from Government that excise duty increases are under review, saying it revealed a greater understanding of the industry and its challenges. ... More»


Goodbye “Port Festival”, hello “Winter in Calitzdorp”

04 March 2015

The popular annual Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival weekend is being extended and rebranded, and from this year will take place over a full month under the banner “Winter in Calitzdorp”. ... More»


Viticulture internship kicks off in CWG Protégé Programme

19 February 2015

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme with the goal of effecting transformation in the wine industry, has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new winemaking protégés for 2015. ... More»


Win double tickets to Constantia Fresh 2015!

16 February 2015

The lush green lawns of scenic Buitenverwachting Wine Farm are the setting for the sixth annual Constantia Fresh food and wine festival on Saturday 28 February 2015, when a selection of South Africa’s finest wines will be paired with delicious canapés and dishes prepared by some of the country's top chefs. ... More»

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