André Engelbrecht to leave Riebeek Valley Wine Co.

After nearly 16 years, André Engelbrecht will say goodbye to the Riebeek Valley Wine Co. He is vacating his role as CEO to join the Robertson Winery. Under the direction of the board of directors, he was instrumental in developing a corporate strategy as well as changing the company's image....

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Tokara continues winning streak at 10 Year Old Wine Awards

Stellenbosch wine estate Tokara continued its winning streak at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards for the third consecutive year. The family-owned wine producer was ranked second highest performer overall with 90 points or more awarded to all five of its wines entered in the competition. Tokara had...

7 Mar 2019

Roodeberg's 2009 red scores 90+ at 10 Year Old Wine Awards

Roodeberg's 2009 red wine was awarded a 92/100 at the 2019 10 Year Old Wine Awards. Roodeberg is the brainchild of Dr Charles Niehaus, a pioneer of the South African wine industry who led much wine development at KWV in the early '40s. A record number of 92 entries from 42 producers participated...

7 Mar 2019

Tokara is optimistic about a fine vintage

Tokara winemaker Stuart Botha has expressed optimism about the prospects of a fine vintage. The family-owned Stellenbosch wine estate on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass has started the 2019 harvest with relatively cool summer temperatures. The region experienced a cool spring - with the...

29 Jan 2019

Grande Provence gets third gold at Veritas Awards

The Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate received a gold medal for its Chenin Blanc at the 2018 Veritas Awards. This a third gold medal for the Franschhoek wine estate, which also recently received gold at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards as well as the Old Mutual Trophy Wine...

8 Oct 2018

It's all gold for Grande Provence at Michelangelo Awards

The Grande Provence wine estate in Franschhoek received a Double Gold and Gold medal at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The Grande Provence White 2016 achieved the Double Gold medal, which is only awarded to 10% of the entrants. The Michelangelo Gold medallist is the...

3 Oct 2018

Tokara Wine Estate gets a 90+ from Tim Atkin

At least 12 of Tokara Wine Estate's wine received 90+ points in Tim Atkin's 2018 South African Special Report. Tokara's Telos 2015 received a rating of 97/100, followed by the Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2014 and Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, which both on 96 points. Atkin...

12 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove Lagoon brings home gold at SA National Young Wine Show

The Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate received four gold medals at the 186th annual SA National Young Wine Show. The Walker Bay wine farm also received the Stellenbosch regional trophies for Best Syrah, Best Semillon, and Best White Blend. Benguela Cove also picked up the JF Rabie trophy for the...

28 Aug 2018

Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference to focus on innovation

The third annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference will be held at the Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on 17 October 2018. A lineup of local and international speakers will share their insight on this year's theme of innovation and attendees will learn first-hand how to use this...

18 Jul 2018

Boschendal scores high at IWC

Boschendal's Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 scored 96 points and was named the top South African Chardonnay and Best Elgin Chardonnay for a second consecutive year at the 2018 International Wine Challenge (IWC). The wine estate also received silver for the Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2017,...

18 May 2018

Lourensford Chardonnay 2016 named the Best South African White Wine of Show

At the recent Mundus Vini The Grand International Wine Awards in ProWein, Germany, the Lourensford Estate Limited Release Chardonnay 2016 was named the Best South African White Wine of Show. Lourensford previously received the accolade for its 2015 vintage in 2016. The 2015 vintage was also one...

26 Mar 2018

Tokara is one of World's Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands

Drinks International has included Tokara on its annual list of the World's Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands. The Stellenbosch wine estate is one of only three South African wine brands to be included on the list. The UK-based magazine polled wine professionals from around the world to compile the...

26 Mar 2018

Boschendal MCC earns top 10 classic spot

Boschendal Wine Estate's Cap Classique Grande Cuvée Brut has earned a spot on the Top Ten Cap Classique list. The estate's méthode cap classique (MCC) was placed on the list by South African Wine & Cellar Classifications for the 10-year period of 2008 to 2018. Wines are required to receive...

31 Jan 2018

Three De Krans ports placed in Top Wine SA Classification

Three of De Krans' ports have placed in this year's Top Wine SA Classification's list of Top 10 Cape Ports. De Krans has also obtained a spot on the 2018 Top Wine SA Hall of Fame for earning honours for eight vintages out of 10 years. The Top Wine SA Classification is a collection of wines...

31 Jan 2018

4th Street Wines rises up IWSR Top 100 Wines list

4th Street Wines has placed in 19th position in this year's International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) Top 100 Wines list. The wine brand placed in 26th place last year and was named the fastest growing wine brand globally for the second year in a row. The IWSR releases an annual report...

22 Dec 2017

Neil Ellis receives five stars in SA wine guide

Neil Ellis Wines' Bottelary Pinotage 2015 received a five-star rating in the 2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide. Neil Ellis recently also received a 93-point rating in Tim Atkin's 2017 South Africa Special Report as well as a 2017 Absa Top 10 Pinotage award.

8 Nov 2017

Hartenberg receives five stars in Platter's wine guide

Hartenberg Wine Estate's Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013 received a five-star rating in the 2018 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018. Cellar master Carl Schultz describes this award-winning wine as multi-layered with beautiful aromas of cherry, ripe plum and a hint of spice on the...

7 Nov 2017

Eikendal rakes in more accolades

Six of Eikendal Vineyards' wines received four-and-a-half stars in the 2018 Platter Wine Guide, while the Charisma 2015 received a five-star rating. This past year has seen Eikendal Vineyards and cellar master Nico Grobler receive a number of accolades, including Platinum Award and a Double...

7 Nov 2017

Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc wins third accolade

The Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc has won a FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Award. The award adds to Diemersdal Estate's tally of accolades achieved this year. Earlier this year, the Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc has previously won the Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the South African National Young...

19 Oct 2017

Zonnebloem wins gold at Veritas

Zonnebloem was awarded gold for its 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon at the 2017 Veritas Awards. Zonnebloem previously received the accolade in 2011. The Zonnebloem 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is made with grapes sourced from the south and south-westerly slopes of vineyards in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch...

12 Oct 2017

Lanzerac wins three Michelangelo Awards

Lanzerac Wine Estate has won a total of three awards at the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The wine estate won a platinum award, a double gold award, and a silver award. The results were announced at a gala event held in Cape Town on 29 September 2017.

6 Oct 2017

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild uplifts Protégé Programme

The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has aided the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme by raising almost R430, 000. The programme is in place for the development of young talented winemakers and viticulturists through the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust. The Cape...

5 Oct 2017

Reyneke Wines' Biodynamic Syrah gets positive ratings

Reyneke Wines' 2015 vintage Biodynamic Syrah has received positive ratings in Tim Atkin's 2017 South African Report, The Wine Advocate and Decanter magazine. Tim Atkin's 2017 South African Report rated the wine 94 points out of a 100, The Wine Advocate gave it 93 points out of a 100, and...

19 Sep 2017

Constantia Glen wins gold medal

Constantia Glen has been awarded a gold medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition. The wine estate also accumulated 90+ ratings out of a 100 for all four of its signature wines at the competition. The event was held in London.

15 Sep 2017

Cape Classics nominated for importer of the year

Cape Classics has been nominated for importer of the year in the 2017 Wine Stars Awards given by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The winners are to be announced on 9 November 2017 and will be honoured at a gala to be held in Miami, Florida in January 2017.

13 Sep 2017

Anthonij Rupert Wyne introduces new wine

Anthonij Rupert Wyne has released a new wine titled the 'Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016', which pays homage to Jean Roi. The wine is a Provençal style rosé that has a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz. The wine is a limited release.

29 Aug 2017

Spier 21 Gables awarded a top 10 titile

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc has been awarded a title at this year's Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 challenge. The Chenin Blanc has been included in the awards for the previous two years as a title winner.

29 Aug 2017

Delheim extends red wine portfolio

Delheim Estate recently released a wine that adds to its vintage red wine portfolio. The wine, which is titled the 'Grand Reserve 2014', is crafted from vineyard-to-bottle and the grapes that were used for its creation were picked by hand. As with the estate's previous wine release, the Grand...

29 Aug 2017

Groote Post wins gold (thrice) at 2017 Gold Awards

The Groote Post winery won gold for three of its wines at the 2017 Gold Awards, namely its Sauvignon Blanc 2017, The Old Man's Blend White 2017, and The Old Man's Blend Red 2016. This year, the Gold Wine Awards considered wines that are priced under R110 per bottle. The wines were judged by...

24 Aug 2017

Agri's Got Talent finalists to battle it out on stage

The 10 finalists in this year's Agri's Got Talent competition will go head to head for a final time at the Nederburg Estate, outside Paarl. The singing competition, reserved for farm, pack shed, and cellar workers in the fruit and wine industries, is a joint project between Hortgro, the VinPro...

2 Aug 2017

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