Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day
Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day

Saturday, 13 October 2018 will see Paarl and Wellington wine route pay homage to the father of the South African Pinotage varietal, Professor Abraham Izak Perold on International Pinotage Day...

11 Oct 2018

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Wine & Food Tourism conference announces big data speaker lineup

This year's Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, which takes place on 17 October at Spier near Stellenbosch, has lined up several high-profile international and local speakers, some of whom will discuss the role of big data as part of the event's wider theme of innovation...

9 Oct 2018

Wine prices reach all time high at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Wine prices reach all time high at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend...

1 Oct 2018

San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day
San Heritage Centre launches on Heritage Day

About an hour outside of Cape Town, the new !Khwa ttu Heritage Centre - a unique a place of learning and sharing, owned and run for and by the San - opened its doors on Heritage Day...

28 Sep 2018

Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon
Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon

As we drove up the long, tree-lined driveway into Lanzerac Wine Estate I knew that the next 24 hours were going to be special.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Sep 2018

Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge
Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge

Winetech has partnered with Stellenbosch University-based incubator LaunchLab and Faculty of AgriSciences for the first Wine Industry Innovation Challenge.

By Tom Jackson 3 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz
#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Michela Dalpiaz, co-founder of Ayama Wines and proud Italian co-owner of Slent Farm, who has travelled far and wide to bring her love of wine to South Africa, with a flair of passion for the work of art that she creates...

By Robin Fredericks 31 Aug 2018

Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend
Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend

2018 Perold / Absa Cape Blend awards celebrated South African winemakers' unique combinations using Pinotage as their key component...

31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand
#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

Finalists chosen for 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape Blend
Finalists chosen for 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape Blend

The 2018 Perold/Absa Cape Blend finalists have been announced; comprising 10 winemakers from cellars in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Worcester, Botrivier, Wellington and three finalist wines originating from the Swartland...

23 Aug 2018

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018
Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018

The Pinotage Association in collaboration with Absa has announced its Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners for 2018...

16 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods
Creating smart destinations with sustainable, innovative methods

The hospitality industry is becoming highly competitive with the focus shifting from hotel design and technology to experience-based differentials...

13 Aug 2018

Groot Constantia wins big at 2018 Novare Terroir Awards
Groot Constantia wins big at 2018 Novare Terroir Awards

Groot Constantia has been awarded the Novare Trophy for SA Terroir Top Producer, as well as Top Wine Estate in the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Awards...

3 Aug 2018

Demystifying luxury tourism: A case study on Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa
Demystifying luxury tourism: A case study on Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury tourism is being redefined just like every aspect of the hospitality industry. From marketing to an older, wealthier generation, luxury tourism has evolved to include a younger generation in the rising middle class...

By Josephine Wawira 2 Aug 2018

President Hotel's new chef adds a modern approach to classic cuisine
President Hotel's new chef adds a modern approach to classic cuisine

As the new executive chef for the President Hotel, Alcock will be expanding the hotel's food offering, working alongside local farms to bring "robust flavours of seasonally sourced foods" to life and will be leading the hotel into more tapas and a la carte style menus...

By Robin Fredericks 30 Jul 2018

Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga
Fine Collection adds yoga offering with Chloe Yoga

The Fine Collection, a sales and marketing company that represents hotels and lodges in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia, recently partnered with Chloe Yoga...

By Brian Berkman 30 Jul 2018

Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced
Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

The Absa Top 10 competition has announced its Top 10 finalists for 2018...

25 Jul 2018

Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia
Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia

Friday the 13th is a bit of an urban legend, eerie day for many. I remember my great-grandmother refused to set a foot out of bed on Friday the 13th. Perhaps she had a good reason...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

5 top wine estates in the Robertson Wine Valley
5 top wine estates in the Robertson Wine Valley

The Robertson Wine Valley is rich in history, tradition, and award-winning wine farms recognised locally and internationally. We've listed a few 'must-see' wine farms you have to experience on your trip to the Robertson Wine Valley.

By Tatum-Lee Louw 18 Jul 2018

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day
How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jul 2018

On the standardisation of wine tasting and education
On the standardisation of wine tasting and education

Training programmes have emerged and some large entities such as the Wine and Spirit Education Trust have begun offering standardised tasting programs designed to be rolled out wherever demand surfaces...

By Gildas L'Hostis 10 Jul 2018

THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism
THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

A focus on The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018
A focus on The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018

Marisah Nieuwoudt chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October...

By Marisah Nieuwoudt 28 Jun 2018

Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous
Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous

We recently headed out of town to attend Bonnievale Wines' new premium wine range launch, dubbed The River Collection. A fitting name, seeing that the Breede River is the main, life-giving artery of this region...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jun 2018

Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards
Voting now open for the 2018 World Travel Awards

Members of the public have until 19 August 2018 to cast their votes...

22 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

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