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First certified Kristal bottling takes novelty & rarity to a new level

05 April 2016

Robertson businessman Johan du Preez, in association with Windfall Wine Farm, is taking the local trend to vinifying unfamiliar varieties from old vines to a new level with what’s thought to be South Africa’s first certified bottling of Kristal, a table/eating grape harvested from a single vine that’s understood to be well over 150 years old. ... 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 Guide Set to ''pop & fizz" in 2017

01 April 2016

Platter’s South African Wine Guide, the comprehensive guide to who’s who and what’s what in the winelands, announced this morning that it will include ratings for all non-alcoholic soft drinks as of its 2017 edition. ... More»


2015 SA Wine Tasting Champs Gauteng winners announced

20 May 2015

Ricardo Gouveia, Lizé Oosthuizen and Janita Botha scooped the top three places in the Gauteng leg of the 2015 South African Wine Tasting Championship, the open-to-all competition aimed at educating South Africa’s winelovers and finding naturally talented fresh new palates. ... More»


Future winemaking stars get Cape Cooperage Group support

18 May 2015

Second-year interns of the Cape Winemakers Guild Oenology Protégé Programme are being supported in the crafting of their own wines by the renewal for the 5th consecutive year of a barrel sponsorship by Cape Cooperage Group (CCG). ... More»


Backsberg's Michael Back wins lifetime sustainability award

27 April 2015

Michael Back of Backsberg Estate Cellars has received The Drinks Business' Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the environment, sustainability, ethical practices and education. ... More»


Winemaker Arco Laarman celebrates with range of small-batch wines

23 April 2015

Glen Carlou winemaker Arco Laarman is celebrating 20 years in the wine industry with the launch of a range of small-batch wines, The Curator's Collection. ... 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»

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