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Agri’s got talent

Agri’s got talent

Mbulelo Sikade, a general agricultural worker from Diemersfontein Wine Estate outside Wellington, bowled over judges and won the hearts of fans at the 4th Agri’s Got Talent gala event held in at Nederburg Wines in Paarl on Friday evening 4 August 2017. Two previous...
Domestic consumption trends

Domestic consumption trends

Here’s a graph depicting the trend in domestic wine consumption from 1945 to 2016. Some interesting trends emerge: Fortified wine consumption has declined since 1975 and the downward trend seems to be continuing Sparkling wine consumption has increased marginally, but...
That dreaded drip

That dreaded drip

Wine packaging has become a very competitive business and anything that will give the edge over competitor products deserves a second look. A scientist at Brandeis University has come up with a solution against dripping wine bottles. Many have tried, with varying...
It’s a MOYO thing

It’s a MOYO thing

Two former classmates from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, recently received their PhDs in agricultural sciences from Stellenbosch University. Here’s the newly capped doctors’ story.   Providence Moyo and Mukani Moyo were among a group of 18 PhD and 61 master’s students who...
Social settings

Social settings

Since we made friends with Tom on Myspace in 2003, the social media beast has grown in ways many could never have imagined or predicted. Pick up your phone. Scroll through your home screen. I’ll bet good money there’s a Facebook icon there somewhere. And probably one...
Share your #2017Vintage pics and win!

Share your #2017Vintage pics and win!

It’s that time of the year again! Winemakers and viticulturists are sharing their pride by posting pics of the 2017 vintage. WineLand wants to spread the love by sharing these pics in the #MyTrosIsMyTrots competition. So, you think you’ve got what it takes? Post your...
Romancing Chardonnay

Romancing Chardonnay

Wine-lovers again gathered at De Wetshof Estate near Robertson to pay homage to Chardonnay The De Wetshof Celebration of Chardonnay is held every two years to showcase the best local and some international Chardonnays. A highlight of the event is an address by a...
Fighting FAS with project baby box

Fighting FAS with project baby box

The Pebbles Project Baby Box initiative helps moms-to-be in farming areas, who in turn pledge not to drink during their pregnancy. The Pebbles Project Baby Box initiative was launched last year as part of its First Thousand Day programme which focuses on babies...

Growing beyond poverty

Each One Reach One and Teach One. This can be said of the Anna Foundation, born out of one woman’s desire to assist disadvantaged schools, and providing after-school support to children living on farms in the Western Cape. The Anna Foundation was founded in July 2005...
We will help fight alcohol abuse

We will help fight alcohol abuse

The South African liquor industry intends to join forces with government in establishing a mechanism to address harmful alcohol use in the country. The industry recognises the harm associated with alcohol abuse and will strengthen our efforts to fight it,” the wine,...
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