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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»


Cape Winemakers Guild boosts cellar staff training

15 November 2014

The Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) has become involved in the formal training of winery staff to expand current programmes and facilitate a national qualification. ... More»


Gareth Ferreira named SA’s top sommelier

13 November 2014

Gareth Ferreira has been voted the country’s top sommelier, winning The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2014, on the eve of taking on a new position in London. ... More»


Breedekloof project boasts unique public tactile art gallery

10 November 2014

In what’s thought to be a unique venture, Slanghoek Winery in conjunction with the Institute for the Blind has opened a public exhibition of tactile art at the cellar’s premises in the Breedekloof Wine Valley. ... More»


New Hermanuspietersfontein winemaker appointed

08 November 2014

Walker Bay winery Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) has appointed Wilhelm Pienaar, latterly in charge of red-wine making at Nederburg, to replace Bartho Eksteen from vintage 2015. ... More»


New talent in charge of Nederburg’s red wines

06 November 2014

Samuel Viljoen has been appointed red-wine maker at Nederburg, taking over from Wilhelm Pienaar whom he has been assisting for the past several years. ... More»


Start "spotting dogs and dogging spots", and win great prizes!

04 November 2014

Committed conservationists Jeremy and Emma Borg of Painted Wolf Wines have joined the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Kruger National Park in encouraging visitors to the park to start "spotting dogs and dogging spots", and win great prizes. ... More»


Platter's sibling guide launches 2015 edition

03 November 2014

Platter's sibling publication in the Diners Club portfolio, Rossouw’s South African Restaurant Guide 2015, was launched at Steyn City Golf Club in Johannesburg today. ... More»


KWV unveils duo of remarkable brandies

30 October 2014

KWV today unveiled two remarkable high-end brandies, Nexus 30 Year Old and Héritage XO Cognac, part of an initiative, Finish Great, designed to focus local and international attention on the stellar quality of the KWV brandy portfolio as a whole. ... More»


Platter's 2015 edition launches!

28 October 2014

The 2015 edition of Platter's Guide was launched at a gathering of the who’s who of the South African wine industry at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel today. ... More»


Brandy Guild inductees recognised for contribution to SA brandy

18 October 2014

Several prominent South Africans were inducted into the South African Brandy Guild this week in recognition of their outstanding contribution to raising awareness around the world-class qualities of South African brandy. ... More»

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