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A hard road back

A hard road back

The fire had started in a pine forest high on the mountainside above the farm, and the near gale-force wind drove the raging fire down the slope in minutes. By the time farm foreman James Johanneson had hitched up a water tanker to the farm tractor and headed back up...

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Acclaim for Spier

Acclaim for Spier

Spier Wine Farm made the SA tourism industry proud by taking awards at the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony held at the World Travel Market in Cape Town on 19 April. They received silver in the category of Decent Work and Inclusion and also received silver in Best for Global Goals Reporting.

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A taste of Thelema

A taste of Thelema

Perched near the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch is a much acclaimed South African wine estate with a pure focus on wine accompanied with picturesque views. An impressive approach through winding roads surrounded by stunning scenery brings visitors to the...

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Elmarie Botes: Shaping her own story

Elmarie Botes: Shaping her own story

Petite but feisty, with an incredible will backed by a good measure of brain power, 31-year-old Elmarie Botes is the newest member of the Nederburg winemaking team. Responsible for its white wines, she is currently completing her first harvest for this famous Paarl...

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A true icon

A true icon

The 10th Le Vin de François Auction, held at the Old Tannery venue in Wellington, paid homage to a true icon. Some 200×12 bottle cases were put up for auction, realising total sales of R1,8 m rand at an average price of R8 150 per case.

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Diemersdal takes gold

Diemersdal takes gold

Diemersdal winemaker Thys Louw had just finished the first stage of the world’s toughest mountain-bike race, the Cape Epic, when he heard that he’d won two gold medals. Not on the bike, but at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2018, the world’s premier international...

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