With just over 11 weeks until the Western Cape welcomes the international wine trade and media guests to our shores, CapeWine 2018 (delivered by DHL), is gearing up towards what is pitted to be “the best yet”!
Over the three days from 12-14 September, 352 South African wine producers will be putting their best foot forward to showcase how the quality of the wine produced in South Africa has improved exponentially over recent years and the world of wine is certainly taking note.
The show will kick off with an opening seminar at 9:00 on 12 September, titled “Creating a sustainable future” with both local and international speakers, including Rick Tigner from Jackson Family Wines, Charles Back from Fairview and Raymond Ndlovu from Black Elephant Vintners to name a few. Guests can also join in on four additional seminars over the following two days with subjects surrounding climate change, the value of preserving older vines, a showcase of how well our white wines can age and a look at how our young winemakers are learning from their dads – and vice versa.
Amorim Speakers’ Corner
Once again, the Speakers’ Corner, sponsored by Amorim Cork, will see several exciting ‘soap-box-style’ sessions that will no doubt be fun, informative and interactive for those who attend and would like to learn more. For more informations on the times and themes of these sessions and also the formal Seminars, please visit https://www.capewine2018.com/Programmes. All of the Seminars and Speakers’ Corner sessions are free of charge for visitors who are registered to attend the show.
Theme Tasting Area
In addition visitors are invited to the Theme Tasting area, which will be located within the exhibition hall. During two daily sessions from 10:00-13:00 and 14:00 until close, there will be both varietal tables and themed tables showing some of the local wines that best represent that specific varietal or theme. Wines of South Africa (WoSA) are working in collaboration with professional sommeliers from the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) to guide and assist guests in this section.
Taking into account this year’s show theme, /Hannuwa/, a 200,000-year old Khoi-San word, which describes the holistic connection between our people, our land and our soils, the JF Hillebrand stakeholders area will provide a platform for guests to familiarise themselves with a number of industry initiatives such as The Pebbles Project, the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association, the Integrated Production of Wine, the Anna Foundation, the VinPro Foundation, WWF and the Pinotage Youth Development Agency, to name but a few.
For all relevant trade and media stakeholders, CapeWine is the place to be if you’re serious about South African wine. To register to attend and for all other information, please visit www.capewine2018.com and be sure to be part of the /Hannuwa/ of South African wine.
Speakers at CapeWine 2018