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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»


Bouchard Finlayson offers a new wine & nature experience

17 December 2014

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley wine estate Bouchard Finlayson, a Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) Champion, has introduced a special winetasting experience that includes guided nature walks through its pristine section of the Cape Floral Kingdom. ... More»


Ratings reward for Eaglevlei's vineyard care and fruit selection

16 December 2014

Enhanced vineyard care and stringent fruit selection are among the main contributors to recent favourable ratings for their new-look wines, says Eaglevlei winemaker Clarise Sciocatti-Langeveldt. ... More»


Bruce Jack “excited to be back” with full Drift Farm range

15 December 2014

Bruce Jack, founder of the Flagstone wine brand, now part of international company Accolade Wines, has cemented his own-venture Drift Farm range by introducing several new wines from family vineyards in the Overberg. ... More»


Slanghoek Winery gets its first woman winemaker

13 December 2014

In what’s described as a breath of fresh air, Mathilda Viljoen has joined Slanghoek Winery, becoming the first woman winemaker in the cellar’s 63-year history. ... More»


Gordon Newton Johnson inducted into prestigious CWG

11 December 2014

Gordon Newton Johnson, multi-five-star-awarded winemaker in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, has become the 46th member to be inducted into the Cape Winemakers Guild. ... More»


Rejuvenated Babylonstoren introduces flagship red

02 December 2014

Babylonstoren, one of the Cape’s oldest wine farms, restored in recent years by media mogul Koos Bekker and wife Karen, has launched its flagship red. ... More»


Five-star-lauded Delaire Graff debuts chenin-based bubbly

26 November 2014

Top-rank Stellenbosch wine and lifestyle estate Delaire Graff has added an unusual chenin blanc-based méthode cap classique bubbly to its stellar range. ... More»


Wine tourism can hasten demise of Cape Town's "seasonality”

24 November 2014

Wine tourism, which thrives during the cooler months, can play an important role in helping Cape Town rid itself of the “seasonal” label and become a year-round international visitor destination. ... More»


Jacobus van Zyl joins Neethlingshof winemaking team

20 November 2014

Historic Stellenbosch wine estate Neethlingshof, part of the Lusan Premium Wines portfolio of top wine properties, has brought a new young winemaker on board to assist cellarmaster De Wet Viljoen. ... More»


First vermentino planted in South Africa

19 November 2014

What is understood to be the first commercial vineyard of Italian white-wine variety vermentino has been established on Slent Farm, home of Ayama Wines, in the Voor Paardeberg wine ward near Paarl. ... More»

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