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SA wine industry to mark SA's 362nd wine-making birthday with free virtual event

The South African wine industry will be marking the 362nd year since the country first starting producing its wine, 2 February 1659, with a special virtual event.
Every year in February the South African wine industry honours this special occasion, and this year the industry is calling on all South Africans to join in the celebrations and pay homage to the origins of our exceptional South African wines. Starting on Tuesday, 2 February 2021 at 7pm, the public is invited to attend a virtual event which will celebrate the wine industries birthday, ask for a blessing on the new harvest and showcase and pay tribute to the trailblazers in the industry.
SA wine industry to mark SA's 362nd wine-making birthday with free virtual event

This event is usually a grand black-tie evening held at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa, however, this year things are being done differently and the celebration will be virtual, kicking off from 7pm. The programme includes performances by the internationally acclaimed opera singers and sisters Pretty and Nombulelo Yende.

The virtual celebration event is open to all who are keen to join in and celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s wine industry on Tuesday 2 February at 7pm by visiting

The past year has been extremely tough on the wine industry and current lockdown measures prohibit on-site wine sales and consumption, however, wine-lovers can purchase wine from their favourite wine farm now, to be delivered once the lockdown levels allow. This is a great way to not only support the wine industry and ensure that you are prepared once the levels are lifted to enjoy your favourite wines once again but to also celebrate the official historic birthday of South Africa’s wine industry.

All wine-loving South Africans are urged to put their full support behind the wine industry by visiting their favourite wine estates - once restrictions are lifted – taste and buy the world-class wines, talk about them and share their experiences on social media with #sawineharvest2021 – whilst remaining responsible of course.

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