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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

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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
#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

SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award
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

From left to right: Beverly Farmer from Women in Wine, Malmsey Rangaka from M’Hudi Wines, Denise Stubbs from Thokozani, Sheila Hlanjwa from Lathitha Wines, and Carmen Stevens from Carmen Stevens Wines at the recent ProWine China.
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 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
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
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
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
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

Wine tourism boosts Western Cape economy
Wine tourism boosts Western Cape economy

While the South African wine industry has faced many challenges since 2014, wine tourism is booming...

By Glenneis Kriel 11 Nov 2019

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Stellenbosch Wine Route embraces climate change commitment, signs Porto Protocol

"Stellenbosch Wine Routes become the first southern hemisphere wine region to join the ranks of global signatories of the Porto Protocol, all of which have committed to accelerating their focus and efforts, guiding their activity by good environmental practice principles and executing projects oriented towards the sustainability of the region."

24 Oct 2019

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Cape Winelands selected as one of Lonely Planet's top 10 best value destinations for 2020

Lonely Planet has announced its Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2020, with the Western Cape's Cape Winelands coming in eighth position...

23 Oct 2019

Haute Grandeur honours Durbanville Hills' restaurant with top rated awards
Haute Grandeur honours Durbanville Hills' restaurant with top rated awards

Durbanville Hills's Tangram Restaurant has been awarded with no less than three awards at the annual Haute Grandeur Global Restaurant Awards as Best South African Cuisine on a Global Level, Best Restaurant Manager in South Africa and Best Gourmet Cuisine in Africa...

21 Oct 2019

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Nedbank, Vinpro ushers 2020 in with SA wine information day

Themed Touch and Change, the information day will see presenters "share their insights on trends, networks and resources wine businesses can tap into to reach this potential and effect positive change in their business and the broader industry."

21 Oct 2019

Spier Wine receives Control Union's vegan accreditation
Spier Wine receives Control Union's vegan accreditation

The Spier Seaward, Creative Block, 21 Gables and Frans K Smit ranges will all bear the vegan-friendly seal from the 2019 vintage onwards for white wines, and the 2018 vintage onwards for reds. All six of the Spier wine ranges are set to receive accreditation in the future...

17 Oct 2019

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Pinotage shines at 2019 Veritas Awards

This year's Pinotage Day weekend started on a high note as five Pinotage wines received double gold medals and a further 19 Pinotage driven red wines got a gold medal nod at this year's Veritas Awards ceremony held in Cape Town.

16 Oct 2019

Diners Club announces 2019 Winemaker, Young Winemaker of the Year finalists
Diners Club announces 2019 Winemaker, Young Winemaker of the Year finalists

Diners Club has announced the five finalists for the 39th Diners Club Winemaker of the Year and 19th Young Winemaker of the Year awards...

14 Oct 2019

Unpacking SA consumers' in-store wine selection
Unpacking SA consumers' in-store wine selection

Dr. Nadia van der Colff recently completed one of the largest wine consumer research studies in South Africa. More than 2,000 South African wine drinkers participated...

9 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Diners Club announces national winners of 2019 Winelist Awards
Diners Club announces national winners of 2019 Winelist Awards

Diners Club has announced the national winners of the 2019 Winelist Awards...

1 Oct 2019

Musgrave Gin-maker shakes up SA brandy category
Musgrave Gin-maker shakes up SA brandy category

Musgrave Crafted Spirits, best known for its pink gin and as one of the first local brands to launch premium craft spirits, is taking on the brandy category...

27 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

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Diners Club announces 2019 Western Cape Winelist Awards

Diners Club recently announced the Western Cape winners of the 2019 Winelist Awards at The Forum Embassy Hill in Constantia, Cape Town...

23 Sep 2019

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And the 2019 Sommeliers Selection winners are...

The 2019 list of wines, beer and gin in the Sommeliers Selection has been announced...

19 Sep 2019

FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 announces its top 20 finalists
FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 announces its top 20 finalists

This year's top 20 finalists are represented by the country's diverse wine growing regions with five out of the six regions in the Western Cape delivering at least one top-performing wine...

19 Sep 2019

Western Cape to highlight latest viticulture trends
Western Cape to highlight latest viticulture trends

Vinpro specialists will share lessons that South Africa can learn from Australia with regard to new vineyard technology, developments and implements, as well as a back to basics approach to soil management, at the Robertson, Worcester and Paarl events...

13 Sep 2019

KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya
KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya

Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya...

12 Sep 2019

Winetech Pitching Den finalists announced
Winetech Pitching Den finalists announced

The SA Innovation Summit, Winetech and Distell have announced the finalists for the Winetech Pitching Den which will take place at the SA Innovation Summit on 12 September 2019 in Cape Town..

11 Sep 2019

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