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Johannes Richter

SA Harvest report 2019

SA Harvest report 2019

The South African wine grape harvest 2019 has hit a record low, largely due to the preceding drought and fluctuating weather conditions during the season. Winemakers are, however, positive about the quality of this year’s vintage.

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State of the SA Wine Industry 2018/2019

State of the SA Wine Industry 2018/2019

The South African wine industry has entered a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the industry becoming smaller and required producers and wineries to rethink the way they do business.

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A river runs through it

A river runs through it

With each bottle grown and made in the Bonnievale valley, The River Collection is set to become a brand tailor-made to suit the tastes and lifestyles of South Africa’s fast-growing middle class of aspirational wine-drinkers.

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Shiraz SA 2018 Awards results

Shiraz SA 2018 Awards results

Shiraz’s popularity among wine lovers is not to be doubted and the diversity of styles on offer by winemakers ensures that every taste is catered for. The Shiraz Challenge, presented by Shiraz SA for the sixth time, serves as a trustworthy compass for consumers...

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Warm up in the Winelands

Warm up in the Winelands

The Winelands are home to an array of picturesque wine estates and cellars that are the perfect destination for a chilly winter’s day. It’s the time of year that calls for all things cozy.  Think roaring fires, warm coats, gourmet meals and a rich, full-bodied glass...

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Muscadel SA Awards 2018 results

Muscadel SA Awards 2018 results

The 16th annual Muskadel SA Awards function, sponsored by Enartis SA, was held at Noop, Paarl, on 24 May. Amongst 31 entries, seven more than in 2017, Bon Courage Wine Estate in Robertson scooped up two platinum awards, making them the top performer at this year’s...

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The Tao of Eben

The Tao of Eben

By the time it was Eben Sadie’s turn to address those gathered for the recent SASEV post-harvest workshop, there didn’t seem to be much left to say. Expert speakers had covered the 2018 harvest from every angle. The programme simply listed his topic, somewhat...

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