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Avondale Wine Estate diversifies offering to ensure sustainability
Avondale Wine Estate diversifies offering to ensure sustainabilityArticle

South Africa's wine industry has been one of the most heavily impacted by Covid-19 and the resultant restrictions, with an overall loss of more than R8bn in direct sales revenue, according to Vinpro...

20 Apr 2021

Awaken your senses with the unique Creation Sensation wine pairing
Awaken your senses with the unique Creation Sensation wine pairingArticle

Award-winning Creation Wine Farm in the beautiful Hemel 'n Aarde Valley has always offered unique and exciting wine and food pairings, however, the latest pairing, The Sensation Pairing, might be the most thoughtful and unique yet.

Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 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

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SA's wine sector at a crossroads after a challenging yearArticle

The Covid-19 lockdown halted sales and exports of South Africa's second most lucrative agricultural product, exacerbating challenges that were already in play...

Daneel Rossouw 17 Dec 2020

SA's wine industry welcomes latest Covid-19 regulations
SA's wine industry welcomes latest Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Wineries may continue to sell wine during licenced trading hours throughout the week.

15 Dec 2020

SA wine information day looks toward 2021 and beyond
SA wine information day looks toward 2021 and beyondArticle

South African wine businesses will come together virtually at the start of 2021 to take a look at the state of the industry and equip themselves with insights and tools needed to direct their own destiny in 2021 and beyond...

24 Nov 2020

Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industry
Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industryArticle

Retailers are now able to sell liquor for off-site consumption over the weekend and during all licensed trading hours...

12 Nov 2020

Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2021 winners announced
Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2021 winners announcedArticle

This international annual competition is designed to reward the wineries in each of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network's member cities, for their excellence in seven different categories...

5 Nov 2020

Visit Stellenbosch launches new brand and logo
Visit Stellenbosch launches new brand and logoArticle

The new Stellenbosch brand identity captures the town's warmth and generosity, providing a fresh vibrant palette and visual elements that reflect our youthful charm...

5 Nov 2020

Wine tourism: Border regulations create uncertainty
Wine tourism: Border regulations create uncertaintyArticle

The list of countries that are currently on the red, high-risk list includes South Africa's top international markets such as the USA, the UK, the Netherlands and France. At the same time, South Africa is a high-risk destination for low- to medium-risk countries, which impacts their ability to visit the country...

21 Oct 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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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Nedbank, Vinpro ushers 2020 in with SA wine information dayArticle

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."

18 Oct 2019

Authentic storytelling to attract a new generation of tourist
Authentic storytelling to attract a new generation of touristArticle

A powerful message emerged during trends presentations at the recent Wine & Food Tourism Conference: a unified view that authenticity is essential in not only reaching, but converting new-generation customers and making them loyalists...

Issued by August Collective 4 Oct 2019

Wine tourism expert keen to exchange ideas at upcoming Wine & Food Tourism Conference
Wine tourism expert keen to exchange ideas at upcoming Wine & Food Tourism ConferenceArticle

Encouraging local travellers to overnight in the Cape Winelands is one effective way of boosting tourism income while at the same time promoting responsible drinking, believes Marisah Nieuwoudt...

Issued by August Collective 29 Aug 2019

Top digital strategist to show Wine & Food Conference delegates how to up their communication game at zero cost
Top digital strategist to show Wine & Food Conference delegates how to up their communication game at zero costArticle

Digital and media marketing maven Judith Lewis will be stressing to Wine & Food Conference delegates how quickly and simply they can access their target audiences and improve how, what and when they communicate across multiple platforms...

Issued by August Collective 15 Aug 2019

National Minister of Tourism, a first for Wine & Food Tourism Conference
National Minister of Tourism, a first for Wine & Food Tourism ConferenceArticle

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will present the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch, on 18 September...

Issued by August Collective 26 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

Vergelegen named best winery on the African continent
Vergelegen named best winery on the African continentArticle

The 2019 World's Best Vineyard competition has named Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West the best winery in Africa. The World's Best Vineyard 2019 list has been established to raise the profile of wine tourism...

10 Jul 2019

2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enter
2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enterArticle

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of seasoned critics, winemakers and sommeliers. Entries should be delivered to Villiera in Stellenbosch between 15 and 18 July 2019. Winners will be announced on 30 August 2019...

19 Jun 2019

Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019
Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019Article

This year's Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September, will feature South Africa's most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker...

Issued by August Collective 6 Jun 2019

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

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

#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan Africa
#WTMA19: How tourism became an economic saving grace in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

A growing number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have started looking to tourism as a viable option for revenue generation...

Maroefah Smith 17 Apr 2019

Wine & Food Tourism Conference extends award nomination deadline
Wine & Food Tourism Conference extends award nomination deadlineArticle

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...

2 Apr 2019

Top African tourism countries and their perspectives
Top African tourism countries and their perspectivesArticle

Tourism is becoming one of the most important economic sectors for many African countries. According to TINA Magazine, the top ten African countries received more than 37 million visitors in 2018 which means the whole continent might be looking into a more exciting and brighter future of tourism...

Melissa Burns 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3 reasons why South African tourism is primed to surge forward, and how data can help
#BizTrends2019: 3 reasons why South African tourism is primed to surge forward, and how data can helpArticle

In October of 2018, I had the tremendous pleasure of keynoting the Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference held at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, and here was my most salient takeaway from the experience...

Cathy Huyghe 21 Dec 2018

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

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

12 Dec 2018

Drostdy Hof, PYDA partner to advance one young female's wine career
Drostdy Hof, PYDA partner to advance one young female's wine careerArticle

Drostdy Hof, in collaboration with the Stellenbosch-based Pinotage Youth Development Academy has created a year-long programme, which will include technical on-the-job learning and personal development in the South African wine industry...

29 Nov 2018

Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day
Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage DayArticle

Saturday, 13 October 2018 will see Paarl and Wellington wine route pay homage to the father of the South African Pinotage varietal, Professor Abraham Izak Perold on International Pinotage Day...

10 Oct 2018

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Wine & Food Tourism conference announces big data speaker lineupArticle

This year's Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, which takes place on 17 October at Spier near Stellenbosch, has lined up several high-profile international and local speakers, some of whom will discuss the role of big data as part of the event's wider theme of innovation...

9 Oct 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

MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services
MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support servicesArticle

CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding - encouraging the sharing of business support services between Angola and the Western Cape...

5 Sep 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

#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz
#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela DalpiazArticle

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Michela Dalpiaz, co-founder of Ayama Wines and proud Italian co-owner of Slent Farm, who has travelled far and wide to bring her love of wine to South Africa, with a flair of passion for the work of art that she creates...

Robin Fredericks 31 Aug 2018

Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend
Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape BlendArticle

2018 Perold / Absa Cape Blend awards celebrated South African winemakers' unique combinations using Pinotage as their key component...

31 Aug 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

Finalists chosen for 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape Blend
Finalists chosen for 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape BlendArticle

The 2018 Perold/Absa Cape Blend finalists have been announced; comprising 10 winemakers from cellars in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Worcester, Botrivier, Wellington and three finalist wines originating from the Swartland...

22 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Driving the change in wine marketing
#WomensMonth: Driving the change in wine marketingArticle

Carina Gous, the strategic advisor at Bonnievale Wines, has always had an appreciation for winemaking having grown up on a farm in the Keisie valley near Montagu...

Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2018

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018
Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018Article

The Pinotage Association in collaboration with Absa has announced its Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners for 2018...

15 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie BotesArticle

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine...

Robin Fredericks 13 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

Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced
Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announcedArticle

The Absa Top 10 competition has announced its Top 10 finalists for 2018...

25 Jul 2018

PIWOSA'S #LiquidArt to showcase at Cape Wine 2018
PIWOSA'S #LiquidArt to showcase at Cape Wine 2018Article

The Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa showcases #LiquidArt: a programme of innovative events during Cape Wine 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre between 12 and 14 September...

4 Jul 2018

Nedbank renews longstanding Cape Winemakers Guild partnership
Nedbank renews longstanding Cape Winemakers Guild partnershipArticle

Nedbank, established partner of the Cape Winemakers Guild for over two decades, has extended its sponsorship of the Guild to 2020.

29 Jun 2018

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