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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 Feb 2019

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

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

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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