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Winetech Pitching Den winner to compete in the Africa Cup

Winetech Pitching Den winner to compete in the Africa Cup

The SA Innovation Summit, Africa’s biggest start-up event, has announced that the winner of the Winetech Pitching Den will gain automatic entry to the finals of the Africa Cup where they will compete for R5 million in investment funding. Unicorn Group, a pan-African...
Shiraz Challenge crowns its latest champions

Shiraz Challenge crowns its latest champions

The victors in the 7th Shiraz Challenge have been decided. The top wines in the annual competition were singled out in Paarl this week, putting them among South Africa’s most desirable wines.     Hosted by cultivar association Shiraz SA, the...
Distell appoints Andrea Freeborough as new head winemaker

Distell appoints Andrea Freeborough as new head winemaker

The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio....
Entries are open: 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition

Entries are open: 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition

Entries for the Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition are now being accepted in preparation for the judging that will take place from 9 to 12 July at Nederburg in Paarl. The deadline for the submission of completed entry forms is 3 June. 2019 marks the 23rd year of the...
New wine wards for SA Terroir wine competition

New wine wards for SA Terroir wine competition

Ten new Wards have been approved by the Demarcation Committee of the Wine and Spirit Board as areas with unique soils and climates – which now join numerous examples of areas in the Cape winelands with wine terrain, or terroir, which displays remarkable individuality....
Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

KWV has been making huge strides in the South African – and global – wine industry since it was founded in 1918. This year, this 101-year old wine brand is ensuring its innovative drive is catapulting it into the future with major achievements in the past two months....
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. The 2019 wine grape crop is estimated...