As the world reopens to travel, tourism, renewal and new opportunities, the South African wine industry is readying itself to open its doors in welcoming wine industry fraternity from across the globe as they prepare for their showcase event, CapeWine 2022 (in partnership with DHL Express).
The event was due to be hosted this year as it is usually hosted on a three-year cycle, but as the coronavirus pandemic set in around the world in 2020, the management team from hosts, Wines of South Africa (WoSA) made an early call to postpone the 2021 event by a year.
WoSA CEO, Siobhan Thompson comments, “It was a difficult decision to make at the time, but now we know that it was the right one. South Africa’s vaccine rollout is gaining momentum and we feel positive and excited that by October next year, we will be ready to roll out the red carpet for our wine trade guests.”
The show will once again be held over three days from 5-7 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). For the third consecutive time, DHL Express have committed themselves to the South African wine industry to position themselves as name partner and recognise the shared values that feed into this year’s theme: Sustainability 360.
The ‘Sustainability 360’ theme ties into the overarching focus of the wider South African wine industry and the aim is to roll this out by impressing the importance of three pillars: Place, People and Prosperity. These pillars are what makes for a successful and sustainable industry both now and well into the future for generations to come and each element of CapeWine will speak to this.
Having experienced a very challenging time with extensive periods of prohibition on the sale of alcohol locally, the South African wine industry is geared towards ensuring that trade and media visitors to CapeWine 2022 will be wowed by the elements that make our industry unique and so enticing. WoSA therefore invite trade guests from all corners of the world to save the date and plan their trips to experience the best of South African wine, food, hospitality and tourism experiences from 5-7 October 2022.
For more information on CapeWine 2022, please visit www.capewine2022.com.