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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»

 

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»

 

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»

 

Guala sponsorship a fillip for previously disadvantaged sommeliers

09 February 2015

Cashias Gumbo, sommelier at The Saxon and previously at The Collection by Liz McGrath, is the first to benefit from a new three-year sponsorship for a sommelier from a previously disadvantaged background to attend the Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy. ... More»

 

Wine industry raises contribution to South Africa’s GDP

07 February 2015

A new report shows that South Africa's wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country's GDP but is also growing job opportunities, despite the impact of a muted global economy and a slight decrease in the size of the national vineyard. ... More»

 

Sommelier-judged wine & beer competition debuts

05 February 2015

A wine and craft beer competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, using the same categories as for judging a wine list, has been unveiled. ... More»

 

Phenomenal line-up of lots for 2015 Cape Wine Auction

04 February 2015

Thirty-four phenomenal lots will go under the hammer next Saturday, 14 February, during the 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction (CWA) to raise funds for education in South Africa’s winelands. ... More»

 

Backsberg Picnic Concerts kick off with rockers Bed on Bricks

02 February 2015

The ever-popular Picnic Concerts Series kicks off at Backsberg Estate Cellars, Paarl, on Sunday 15 February with a high-energy performance by Cape Town rockers Bed on Bricks. ... More»

 

"Tap US market" urges UK wine authority Jancis Robinson

26 January 2015

Internationally authoritative UK winewriter and author Jancis Robinson has urged South African producers to tap the US wine market, which recently overtook France as the world’s largest and is now estimated at 2.9-billion litres a year. ... More»

 
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