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Spier launches new coastal inspired wine range, Seaward
Spier launches new coastal inspired wine range, Seaward

To pay homage to the benefits of growing grapes along the coast, Spier Wine Farm has a new wine range titled Seaward which comprises a lightly-wooded Chardonnay and a layered, spicy Shiraz.

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Cape Winemakers ushers in the next generation of SA winemakers

The Cape Winemakers Guild has selected five oenology protégés and one viticultural protégé to be a part of its 2019 Protégé Intern Programme...

20 May 2019

Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine
Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine

Sustainability and conservation, along with technology and innovation, are among the main drivers in the development of the more efficient and productive agricultural practices that South African wine producers need...

By Daneel Rossouw 17 May 2019

Rare wines on offer at Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction
Rare wines on offer at Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction

Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction, to be held in partnership with online wine merchant, Wine Cellar and distinguished sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, takes place at 3pm on Saturday 8 June 2019 at Strauss & Co's offices in Johannesburg when a selection of the finest South African wines will be offered.

16 May 2019

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Nederburg Auction enters new chapter, evolves into Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

Nederburg Auction evolves into Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

10 May 2019

2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low
2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low

Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the South African wine industry becoming smaller, which has resulted in producers and wineries having to rethink the way that they do business...

9 May 2019

From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability
From grain to glass: Pernod Ricard's roadmap to sustainability

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability and Responsibility roadmap as part of the company's Transform and Accelerate strategic plan...

10 Apr 2019

Newly launched Wine & Food Tourism Awards 2019 now open for nominations
Newly launched Wine & Food Tourism Awards 2019 now open for nominations

Currently, in its fourth year, the annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will now be known as the Wine & Food Tourism Conference. This year's event, which will take place 18 September 2019 at Spier near Stellenbosch, will introduce the inaugural...

3 Apr 2019

Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list
Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list

For the fourth consecutive year, Nederburg has been included in the top 50 list of The World's Most Admired Wine Brands by UK-based publication, Drinks International.

19 Mar 2019

What to expect from Allée Bleue's #MayDayMeander
What to expect from Allée Bleue's #MayDayMeander

This March, a select group of bloggers attended the #MayDayMeander media day at Allée Bleue in Franschhoek...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Mar 2019

A look at Lourensford's wine harvest for 2019
A look at Lourensford's wine harvest for 2019

Lourensford Estate is mid-way through their 2019 harvest and while the winemaking team wait for the remaining grapes to reach perfect ripeness over the next three weeks, Cellarmaster Hannes Nel reports back...

13 Mar 2019

Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch
Woolworths, partners launch community learning farm in Stellenbosch

Woolworths has partnered with Spier Wine Farm, the Sustainability Institute and its AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm - a three-year pilot project with the aim to establish demonstrative ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods...

8 Mar 2019

One elephant dung gin coming up
One elephant dung gin coming up

Elephant dung may top the list as the most unusual place to forage for gin botanicals. But Dr Les Ansley and Professor Paula Ansley have been doing just this to create Indlovu Gin...

7 Mar 2019

SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth
SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth

The objective of the three-year programme, which comprises of 30% theory and 70% practical training, is to upskill unemployed youth and ensure that they are employable within the hospitality and wine industry...

6 Mar 2019

Liquor industry signs guidelines for good business practice for SA companies in Africa
Liquor industry signs guidelines for good business practice for SA companies in Africa

The liquor industry has signed the Guidelines for Good Business Practice for South African Companies Operating on the African Continent...

1 Mar 2019

Going to great lengths to tell the truth of the vine
Going to great lengths to tell the truth of the vine

What would take the largest commercial wine farm one day to produce would take De Toren up to 15 years - if they had to. But they don't. Because this small, hands-on wine farm prides itself in favouring quality over quantity...

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise...

21 Feb 2019

Viticulturist awarded 1659 medal of honour
Viticulturist awarded 1659 medal of honour

Prof Piet Goussard is the first viticulturist to be awarded the 1659 medal of honour...

11 Feb 2019

SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session
SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session

South African Sommelier Association leads the way in Africa, says Association de la Sommellerie International...

6 Feb 2019

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How vegan-friendly is your wine?

Wine is made from grapes so all wines must be vegan-friendly, right? Not necessarily...

1 Feb 2019

If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste
If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste

Something big is about to happen in the South African wine industry and it is led by none other than top wine connoisseur and negociant, Wade Bales...

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Jan 2019

SA wine harvest trends to look out for per region
SA wine harvest trends to look out for per region

The 2019 South African wine grape harvest is expected to be slightly larger than last year's much smaller crop...

22 Jan 2019

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Vititec rebrands, continues commitment to sustainably grow SA wine

Vititec has rebranded to emphasise its commitment as a sustainable wine industry partner...

17 Jan 2019

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Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine company

Libertas Vineyards and Estates' managing director, Kay Nash said the move was a "significant shift" from Distell's previous approach where premium wines were managed as a division within the global company's multi-category portfolio.

15 Jan 2019

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Q&A w/ Tania Kleintjes-Moses: Chenin Blanc, women in wine and proud legacies

Spier Wine Farm's organic winemaker, Tania Kleintjes-Moses elaborates on why she chose a career in winemaking, why she thinks the industry is still very much a boy's club and how she is channelling her groot oupa, trying to leave behind a proud legacy of her own...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends
#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends

Online wine platform Glou Glou ('glug glug' in French) founders Kristen Duff and Gosia Young list their top SA wine trends for 2019...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism
#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism

The swinging doors to kitchen culture were first held open by celebrity chefs like Julia Child and Jamie Oliver. For the tourism industry, it was the travel documentary style of Rick Stein and Anthony Bourdain that beamed travel to exotic locations, and Cornwall, into our lounges...

By Marisah Nieuwoudt 7 Jan 2019

Cape Winemakers Guild inducts two new members
Cape Winemakers Guild inducts two new members

Winemakers JD Pretorius and Samantha O'Keefe have been announced as members of the Cape Winemakers Guild...

12 Dec 2018

Meet the Maker: McKruger Spirits
Meet the Maker: McKruger Spirits

Stella Kruger and Colleen McCloy chat to Samantha Snedorf about their fresh new gin under the brand McKruger Spirits ...

By Samantha Snedorf 7 Dec 2018

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