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WoSA 2019 Sommelier Cup finalists announced

Wines of South Africa has announced the final line-up of country winners for the 2019 Sommelier Cup competition, which will culminate in a grand finale to be hosted in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel & Spa on 21 September 2019...

7 Aug 2019

The best spirits and liqueurs available in South Africa
The best spirits and liqueurs available in South Africa

The awards winners for the inaugural Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show were announced at a ceremony held in Sandton on 31 July...

1 Aug 2019

Winetech Pitching Den calls on agritech innovators to enter
Winetech Pitching Den calls on agritech innovators to enter

The SA Innovation Summit has partnered with the French Embassy in South Africa and Vinitech, to announce the prize for the top South African start-up in the 2019 Winetech Pitching Den, which takes place on 12 September in Cape Town...

31 Jul 2019

Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche
Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in SA spirit maker Inverroche

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard, through its affiliate Pernod Ricard South Africa, is acquiring a majority stake in South African craft spirit brand Inverroche...

26 Jul 2019

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

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 toolkit

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

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Vinpro viticultural training sharpens vineyard workers skills
Vinpro viticultural training sharpens vineyard workers skills

A total of 1,252 people were trained during 65 Vinpro vineyard training courses in the year ending 30 June 2019...

18 Jul 2019

Tsogo Sun to sponsor 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
Tsogo Sun to sponsor 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

Entries for the competition are now open, with judging commencing in August...

12 Jul 2019

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

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

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Vinpro's viticultural consultation service is under new leadership

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...

3 Jul 2019

Distell, Separation at Source launch Khayelitsha-based recycling programme
Distell, Separation at Source launch Khayelitsha-based recycling programme

Distell, in partnership with waste beneficiation and implementation partner, Separation at Source (S@S), launched GreenUp, a recycling programme based in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, during the recent ninth annual Sustainability Week...

1 Jul 2019

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Vineyard management: Protecting and preparing vines for 2020

South African wine grape producers are already equipping themselves with research findings, technology and best practices to protect and prepare their vines in the run-up to the 2020 harvest...

20 Jun 2019

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

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

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Groot Constantia scoops 12 top rated awards at 2019 SAWi Wine Awards

The South African Wine IndexGrand Wines Collection awards have named Groot Constantia winner of 12 of its top awards, rating the wine estate as the Top Dessert Wine Producer in South Africa, Top 10 Wine Producer and Top 10 White Wine Producer...

14 Jun 2019

From left to right: Roland Peens, director of Wine Cellar fine wine merchants, Frank Kilbourn, executive chairperson of Strauss & Co and Higgo Jacobs, expert sommelier.
Strauss & Co's inaugural fine wine auction cultivates wine trading success

According to chairperson Frank Kilbourn, the inaugural Strauss & Co Fine Wine auction, held on Saturday, 8 June 2019 was a "great success"...

12 Jun 2019

Hatch Mansfield CEO, Patrick McGrath; Sommelier Wine Awards' Micaela Martins Ferreira; director of Taittinger, Clovis Taittinger; and Kleine Zalze proprietor, Kobus Basson.
Celebrating Kleine Zalze's second straight win as best New World Producer

On a grey day with begging-to-be-photographed trees waving a Winter-coloured welcome, I was part of a media group that found the conditions just perfect for sampling delicious wintery food at Kleine Zalze's Terroir...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Jun 2019

Nederburg's noble late harvest wins Old Mutual's 2019 dessert wine trophy
Nederburg's noble late harvest wins Old Mutual's 2019 dessert wine trophy

Nederburg has won the Old Mutual Trophy for Best Dessert Wine (Unfortified) at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The trophy was earned for The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2018...

7 Jun 2019

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

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...

30 May 2019

Le Lude makes South African MCC history at Decanter Awards
Le Lude makes South African MCC history at Decanter Awards

The 2012 Vintage Cuvée from Franschhoek-based wine farm Le Lude received a platinum award at the 16th Decanter World Wine Awards - making it the first SA MCC to receive such a high accolade...

29 May 2019

Threat of new strike at Robertson Winery
Threat of new strike at Robertson Winery

Wage talks leave workers unsatisfied...

28 May 2019

South Africans spend more on beer and wine than on coffee
South Africans spend more on beer and wine than on coffee

SA households spend more on wine than on coffee, but beer still comes out tops as South Africans' most preferred beverage, said Stats SA...

28 May 2019

Spier launches new coastal inspired wine range, Seaward
Spier launches new coastal inspired wine range, Seaward

To pay homage to the benefits of growing grapes along the coast, Spier Wine Farm has a new wine range titled Seaward which comprises a lightly-wooded Chardonnay and a layered, spicy Shiraz.

24 May 2019

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Winetech winner to compete in Africa Cup

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa's biggest start-up event, has announced that the winner of the Winetech Pitching Den will gain automatic entry to the finals of the Africa Cup. Entries for the Winetech Pitching Den close on 3 June 2019...

22 May 2019

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Cape Winemakers ushers in the next generation of SA winemakers

The Cape Winemakers Guild has selected five oenology protégés and one viticultural protégé to be a part of its 2019 Protégé Intern Programme...

20 May 2019

Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine
Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine

Sustainability and conservation, along with technology and innovation, are among the main drivers in the development of the more efficient and productive agricultural practices that South African wine producers need...

By Daneel Rossouw 17 May 2019

Rare wines on offer at Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction
Rare wines on offer at Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction

Strauss & Co's inaugural Fine Wine Auction, to be held in partnership with online wine merchant, Wine Cellar and distinguished sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, takes place at 3pm on Saturday 8 June 2019 at Strauss & Co's offices in Johannesburg when a selection of the finest South African wines will be offered.

16 May 2019

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Nederburg Auction enters new chapter, evolves into Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

Nederburg Auction evolves into Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

10 May 2019

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

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

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