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Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictions
Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictionsArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry welcomed last night's announcement by the government to place the entire country on Alert Level 1, but raised concerns about the continued restrictions for off-consumption sales...

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Tim Atkin releases 2020 report for South African wines
Tim Atkin releases 2020 report for South African winesArticle

Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin has released his latest in-depth look at the South African wine industry. His annual report, now in its eighth year, is regarded as one of the most detailed and authoritative overviews of South African wine...

16 Sep 2020

Wijn Tastemaker's Series spotlights SA wine professionals
Wijn Tastemaker's Series spotlights SA wine professionalsArticle

Wijn, a boutique wine bar and online store based in Paarl, has launched the Wijn Tastemakers Series on YouTube, which puts professionals in SA's wine industry in the spotlight.

14 Sep 2020

Journey's End Vineyards launches new community project in Stellenbosch
Journey's End Vineyards launches new community project in StellenboschArticle

Stellenbosch-based winery Journey's End Vineyards has launched a new NGO, The Journey's End Foundation, aimed at tackling hunger and extreme poverty in the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch...

2 Sep 2020

Kubayi-Ngubane urges restaurants to stick to Covid-19 rules
Kubayi-Ngubane urges restaurants to stick to Covid-19 rulesArticle

The Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has noted with concern the non-compliance by some restaurants since the move to alert level 2 of the Covid-19 risk adjusted strategy...

1 Sep 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

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

Two Green Lemons leads the charge on sophisticated, alcohol-free sippers
Two Green Lemons leads the charge on sophisticated, alcohol-free sippersArticle

"Non-alcoholic products are not about sugary drinks anymore, it is about sophisticated sipping," says Hanneli van der Merwe, co-founder of specialist beverage developer Two Green Lemons...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2020

Nederberg spotlights its female winemakers, viticulturist this Women's Month
Nederberg spotlights its female winemakers, viticulturist this Women's MonthArticle

Celebrating Women's Month, Nederburg shares a bit about the journeys of the winery's female winemakers and viticulturist who are currently responsible for the making of Nederburg's wines...

13 Aug 2020

Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industry
Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industryArticle

Ahead of Women's Day on Sunday, August 9, Bowman talks about how the alcohol ban has seriously damaged an already frail wine industry and how much styles and trends have changed in recent years...

Janine Greenleaf Walker 3 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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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

Bonhams to host the 2020 online Nedbank CWG Auction in October
Bonhams to host the 2020 online Nedbank CWG Auction in OctoberArticle

Bonhams will host this year's online Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction - which will be held live on the Bonhams website on Saturday, 3 October 2020 from 12pm (London time)...

17 Jul 2020

Entries open for the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10
Entries open for the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10Article

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa invites producers of this popular cultivar to enter their best wines by Tuesday,18 August 2020 for the annual competition. Late entries will be accepted until Friday, 21 August 2020...

8 Jul 2020

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Durbanville Hills sparkling wine wins world's bestArticle

Beating fierce competition from eight countries around the globe, including France, New Zealand and Italy, the Durbanville Hills Blanc de Blancs triumphed over 45 entries...

22 Jun 2020

Entries open for 2020 Wine & Food Tourism Awards
Entries open for 2020 Wine & Food Tourism AwardsArticle

Sponsored by WWF South Africa through funding provided by Pamela and Neville Isdell, the award highlights the critical role of eco and social sustainability in the development and execution of relevant, appealing and competitive travel offerings...

18 Jun 2020

CapeWine 2021 postponed
CapeWine 2021 postponedArticle

Exports are still slower than expected due to the port in Cape Town struggling to cope with the demand. This has had a huge impact on Wines of South Africa's income, which is directly linked to exports, and also on the financial situation of many producers...

18 Jun 2020

Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion status
Nederburg granted WWF Conservation Champion statusArticle

Nederburg was originally accorded WWF Biodiversity and Wine Initiative membership in 2011 for its eco-conscious wine-growing and winemaking protocols...

5 Jun 2020

18,000 jobs lost in wine industry - Vinpro
18,000 jobs lost in wine industry - VinproArticle

Although liquor sales are allowed from 1 June, the two-month ban on the sale of alcohol, combined with a ban on exports, has had a devastating impact on the wine industry.

1 Jun 2020

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Online wine sales - get your paperwork in orderArticle

Danie Cronjé, director of Danie Cronje Attorneys Incorporated, provides some clear guidelines with regard to online wine sales...

27 May 2020

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GWC adds Cape Town and the Cape Winelands to its global networkArticle

The Cape Town and the Cape Winelands have officially joined the Great Wine Capitals global network...

26 May 2020

Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption
Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumptionArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening that the move to Level 3 would include the sale of alcohol for home consumption...

26 May 2020

Strauss & Co's virtual auction reaffirms support for the arts, fine wine
Strauss & Co's virtual auction reaffirms support for the arts, fine wineArticle

The virtual sale saw all 115 lots in the Bordeaux-themed sale find buyers...

17 May 2020

A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia
A Covid conversation with Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot ConstantiaArticle

Di Brown chats to Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia to find out more about the current situation of the estate, challenges faced, and the future during these uncertain times...

Di Brown 13 May 2020

Webinar: Wine tourism beyond lockdown
Webinar: Wine tourism beyond lockdownArticle

Destinate, with the participation of UNWTO, Wesgro and VinPro, will be hosting The Future of Wine Tourism webinar from 19-21 May 2020...

12 May 2020

SA bulk wine producers fear long-term knock of lockdown
SA bulk wine producers fear long-term knock of lockdownArticle

In level four, South Africa has entered a critical time to regain its momentum as one of the world's top wine export regions. The pressure is on bulk wine producers to fulfil current contracts and seal next year's trade agreements while they play catchup with fluctuating exchange rates and a backlog in exports.

8 May 2020

Gradual lifting of lockdown - impact on agriculture
Gradual lifting of lockdown - impact on agricultureArticle

The phased or risk-adjusted approach to lift the current national lockdown is welcome news for the agricultural sector, especially those industries mostly affected by the Covid-19 lockdown...

Dawie Maree 24 Apr 2020

SA wine in the time of coronavirus: A case of adapt or die
SA wine in the time of coronavirus: A case of adapt or dieArticle

The news of a lockdown at the end of March 2020 hit everyone like one too many glasses of plonk. In between fast emptying shelves and widespread price gouging, the wine industry waited with bated breath as news changed daily. And then, it was announced that nothing could move - for three whole weeks, and then another two. Now what?

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 22 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdown
#LockdownLessons: No Wijn during lockdownArticle

#TheLockdownSeries: Sarette van den Heever, co-founder of Wijn, shares how the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted the concept wine bar...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2020

Port2Port launches lockdown initiative
Port2Port launches lockdown initiativeArticle

Online wine retailer Port2Port has launched a lockdown initiative in support of the wine industry - which has been affected by the countrywide Covid-19 lockdown. In line with the restrictions imposed during the lockdown - aimed at reducing the spread of the novel coronavirus - wine was deemed a non-essential item...

7 Apr 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

How SA's travel and wine industry is coping with the Covid-19 outbreak
How SA's travel and wine industry is coping with the Covid-19 outbreakArticle

We're in trouble. Weeks, even days ago, I never thought that I'd have to pen such words. As a result of Covid-19, we're essentially being forced to navigate waters that are not only unchartered but also as stormy as can be...

Jared Ruttenberg 30 Mar 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

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

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...

10 Feb 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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Repositioning SA's wine industry through premiumisationArticle

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

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Boschendal Wine Estate to host 2020 Cape Wine AuctionArticle

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

16 Jan 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

In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectors
In high spirits: strong consumer trends yield positive gains in spirits, FAB sectorsArticle

Innovation, and an increasingly creative response to pressing social, health and environmental issues are driving major consumer trends in South Africa's alcohol beverage sector...

Marilyn Nel, Cleide Tinga and Khathu Musingadi, Issued by BMi Research 17 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

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

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'...

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 13 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 ChinaArticle

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 SilvertreeArticle

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

5 Dec 2019

2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announced
2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year announcedArticle

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

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industryArticle

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 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

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

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

Glenneis Kriel 11 Nov 2019

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Stellenbosch Wine Route embraces climate change commitment, signs Porto ProtocolArticle

"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."

23 Oct 2019

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