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Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine China

Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine China

Eleven black-owned wine brands, which included Libby’s Pride, Thokozani, Bayede!, Cape Dreams, Carmen Stevens Wines, La RicMal, Koni Wines,  Lathitha, M’hudi, Women in Wine and Bridge of Hope Wines made history as the biggest delegation to attend the annual ProWine...
Amy Kleinhans-Curd unveils limited edition Jan Harmsgat MCC

Amy Kleinhans-Curd unveils limited edition Jan Harmsgat MCC

From the deck of her own yacht, former Miss South Africa Amy Kleinhans-Curd launched a limited edition Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) — called Amelia — from the Jan Harmsgat (JHG) collection.     Amy took distinguished guests and media on a cruise around Cape...
PYDA celebrates its class of 2019

PYDA celebrates its class of 2019

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) celebrated its graduates in Stellenbosch on Friday 15 November. The PYDA offers a year-long work readiness programme for students to prepare them for employment within the wine and tourism and fruit sector. Students have...

Wim Truter bids KWV farewell


Wim Truter bids KWV farewell

KWV announced that its chief winemaker, Wim Truter, will be leaving this wine and spirits company in May 2020. Truter will join Meerlust Estate as head of winemaking. “It is very sad to lose a dedicated and highly respected member of the team,” said KWV CEO Boyce...
Overstrand Hermanus awarded UNESCO Creative City status

Overstrand Hermanus awarded UNESCO Creative City status

On 30 October 2019, 66 cities in the world were designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by the Director-General of UNESCO. UNESCO Creative Cities are recognised for being laboratories of ideas and innovative practices, and for bringing a tangible contribution to...
De Krans Wines appoints new winemaker

De Krans Wines appoints new winemaker

Christoff de Wet, formerly winemaker at Lutzville Vineyards, has recently joined the team at De Krans Wines as their new winemaker, taking over the reins from Louis van der Riet. Born and bred in Stellenbosch surrounded by a growing wine fraternity, it soon became...