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Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés create their own wines

23 June 2016

With their creations safely in barrel after the 2016 harvest, excitement is mounting amongst second-year Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés as the dream of making their first wines becomes a reality. ... 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 announces innovative food-and-wine events

19 May 2016

For the first time, Platter’s Guide in collaboration with Cape Town’s five star The Table Bay Hotel is hosting a series of exclusive and innovative food-and-wine events, A Toast to Diversity, featuring bottlings from producers that have excelled in the guide alongside exciting cuisine. ... More»


Old vs young terroir in 2nd Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament

07 June 2015

Constantia and Cape Point will be teaming up against Elgin and Bot River for a friendly terroir test in the second Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament, hosted by Ultra Liquors Wine Division at Den Anker Restaurant, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, on Saturday 25 July 2015. ... More»


Nederburg's Razvan Macici named Distell winemaking chief

25 May 2015

Razvan Macici, cellarmaster at Nederburg – Platter’s Winery of the Year for 2011 – has been appointed head winemaker of parent company Distell, a newly-created role overseeing style and quality across the group's entire wine portfolio. ... More»


“Sharpen your axes,” Stellenbosch producers urged

22 May 2015

John Platter, the man himself, has been visiting the Cape. He and writer-editor wife Erica (latterly of Durban Curry cookbook fame) flew in from KwaZulu-Natal to meet their new grandchild and attend the launch of Simonsig Estate’s new premium cabernet sauvignon, The Garland 2008. ... 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»

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