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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»


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»


Top estates gear up for Season of Flavours wine-and-food pairing

17 October 2014

With moonrise over the Helderberg as a backdrop, the inaugural Season of Flavours fine-wine-and-food pairing at Longridge Wine Estate on Thursday 6 November 2014 will feature the flagship wines of 13 top Stellenbosch wineries. ... More»


Nostalgia-inspired picnics return to graceful Uitkyk wine estate

15 October 2014

With summer just around the corner, nostalgia-inspired picnics are returning to the lawns of the manor house at Uitkyk, the graceful Georgian-era wine estate near Stellenbosch. ... More»


Guess the cover colour of our 2015 edition and win!

10 October 2014

Guess the cover colour of Platter's 2015 guide and win an invitation to our exclusive invitation-only launch, as well as a bottle each of the White and Red Wines of the Year. ... More»

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