Agriculture Trends 2020

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Local wine shines at Russian trade show

South African wine companies are making inroads at the Prodexpo international trade show currently underway in Russia...

12 Feb 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild selects 4 graduates to join its 2020 Protégé Programme

The programme, funded by the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust, aims to cultivate the next generation of award-winning winemakers, as well as empower students while promoting transformation within the industry...

11 Feb 2020

SA wine industry launches new code to promote sober drinking habits

Under the auspices of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, the Code for Commercial Communications aims to provide clear guidelines for the responsible marketing of wine and other liquor products, and thereby curbing alcohol abuse in communities...

5 Feb 2020

Boschendal Wine Estate to host 2020 Cape Wine Auction

The Cape Wine Auction unites the wine industry around a single goal of raising money for education...

22 Jan 2020

Repositioning SA's wine industry through premiumisation

Following on from a tough 2018, exports of South African wine continued to struggle in terms of volume. This can be directly related back to the downturn in overall production due to the drought...

17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 4 wine trends to look out for in 2020

As we start another year (yup, when did that happen?!), it's time to reflect on the current trends within the wine industry. From both a micro and macro perspective, times are certainly a-changin'...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA wine industry shifting gears

The South African wine industry is entering a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Although challenges such as climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures are expected to continue into 2020, it has led to the industry becoming more streamlined, focused and adaptable...

By Rico Basson 6 Jan 2020

SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award

South African wine farm, Spier has been acknowledged for its long-term commitment to conserving and expanding natural vegetation on its farm through proactive alien clearing and replanting programmes...

19 Dec 2019

Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine China

Eleven black-owned wine brand made history as the biggest delegation to attend the annual ProWine China trade show in Shanghai, China held from 12 to 14 November 2019...

6 Dec 2019

Publik takes over CyberCellar in deal with Silvertree

Publik will take ownership of online retailer CyberCellar, following the signing of an agreement with current owner Silvertree Holdings...

5 Dec 2019

Rickety Bridge wins Joint Best Semillon Award in 2020 Platter's guide

Franschhoek Valley wine estate Rickety Bridge has been awarded a five-star rating and Joint Best Semillon Award in the 2020 Platter's South African Wine Guide for The Pilgrimage 2017...

29 Nov 2019

2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The winners of the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 23 November, with Daniel Keulder (Nitida Wines) and Herman du Preez (Stellenrust Wines) claiming top honours respectively...

25 Nov 2019

SA winemakers look to other parts of the world for inspiration

Diemersdal Wine Estate in Durbanville has added a newcomer to its range of wines, this time originating from the Marlborough wine region on New Zealand's South Island...

18 Nov 2019

Platter's by Diners Club unveils 2020 South African Wine Guide

The 2020 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide was recently unveiled at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town...

11 Nov 2019

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