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Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol ban
Vinpro takes legal action on alcohol banArticle

Vinpro MD Rico Basson says that due to the devastating impact that the third ban has had on the wine industry, Vinpro was left with no choice but to approach the Cape High Court...

1 Feb 2021

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Wine export report shows market stability despite alcohol bansArticle

According to the latest report by Wines of South Africa, the 2020 export volumes echo that of a challenging 2019, despite a five-week-long ban on exports and huge challenges at the Cape Town Port terminal due to Covid-19.

20 Jan 2021

WCDoA supports wine tourism employees with R12m funding
WCDoA supports wine tourism employees with R12m fundingArticle

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture will be providing crucial relief to employees in the South African wine tourism sector, in the form of a R12m support fund.

18 Dec 2020

Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year 2020 finalists announced
Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year 2020 finalists announcedArticle

Diners Club introduced the Winemaker of the Year award to encourage local winemakers to raise the standard of wines produced in South Africa...

4 Nov 2020

CWG Vinotheque Auction to help save wine industry jobs
CWG Vinotheque Auction to help save wine industry jobsArticle

Wine lovers can look forward to a line-up of rare wines in limited quantities, some from winemakers who have retired from winemaking...

31 Aug 2020

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Role players meet to discuss alcohol ban's impact on wine industryArticle

The industry body Vinpro, Agri Western Cape, the agricultural interest group Saai and Western Cape wine producers met last week to discuss the impact of the second ban on alcohol sales on the wine industry.

30 Jul 2020

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Where will our 2020 harvest go? A post Covid-19 perspectiveArticle

The Covid-19 conversation remains rife, and the pace of its development (the virus and the topic) will likely not slow down soon...

Sonja Bezuidenhout 6 Apr 2020

First SA black-owned wine lab launched
First SA black-owned wine lab launchedArticle

Through its financial support and mentoring, Spier Wine Farm has assisted former employee, Merecia Smith, launch South Africa's first black-owned wine analysis laboratory...

19 Mar 2020

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SA wine industry launches new code to promote sober drinking habitsArticle

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...

4 Feb 2020

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#BizTrends2020: SA wine industry shifting gearsArticle

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...

Rico Basson 18 Dec 2019

SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award
SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green AwardArticle

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...

17 Dec 2019

SA winemakers look to other parts of the world for inspiration
SA winemakers look to other parts of the world for inspirationArticle

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

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

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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FedEx launches new solution for SA's wine industryArticle

The FedEx Express Wine Solution aims to improve the handling of wine for local and international delivery and distribution...

5 Sep 2019

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Spier Wine Farm first winery to receive Control Union vegan accreditationArticle

"This vegan certification not only demonstrates our commitment to a greener, animal-friendly future; it also means that vegan drinkers can now enjoy our wines."

23 Aug 2019

Final call to enter 2019 Paarl Wine Challenge
Final call to enter 2019 Paarl Wine ChallengeArticle

Entry forms received after Friday, 26 July 2019 will be treated as late entries...

24 Jul 2019

SA wine industry launches wine tourism toolkit
SA wine industry launches wine tourism toolkitArticle

The online toolkit provides a blueprint to assist wineries to plan and implement their wine tourism initiatives, as well as seven sections which focus on different aspects of wine tourism...

24 Jul 2019

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Vinpro's viticultural consultation service is under new leadershipArticle

Conrad Schutte has assumed the position of Vinpro consultation service manager, taking over from Francois Viljoen who was at the helm of this division for the past 20 years...

2 Jul 2019

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

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

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

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

6 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 tasteArticle

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...

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 regionArticle

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

21 Jan 2019

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Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine companyArticle

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

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

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...

Marisah Nieuwoudt 21 Dec 2018

Babylonstoren, Boland Cellar awarded top spot at Paarl Wine Challenge 2018
Babylonstoren, Boland Cellar awarded top spot at Paarl Wine Challenge 2018Article

Babylonstoren and Boland Cellar walked off with the trophies for top red and top white respectively at the recently held Paarl Wine Challenge. This prestigious regional wine challenge has been showcasing the quality and terroir of the region for over two decades and has evolved into a new format that included nine different categories this year.

2 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 AuctionArticle

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

Last chance to enter 2018 Paarl Wine Challenge
Last chance to enter 2018 Paarl Wine ChallengeArticle

Entries are still open for the annual Paarl Wine Challenge. Late entries close on Monday, 10 September 2018...

5 Sep 2018

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range
Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine rangeArticle

Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide...

Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2018

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

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...

Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

'Most exciting' New World wine
'Most exciting' New World wineArticle

Confidence in South Africa as a top wine-producing country is growing among high-profile international critics, and the country's wine-making industry is breaking export records and winning global accolades.

Cadine Pillay 4 Feb 2013

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