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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...
A taste for native

A taste for native

As wine consumers globally become increasingly disinterested in traditional cultivars, there’s a growing trend for indigenous grape varieties from around the world.     The global wine market is undergoing a transformation from being dependent on a handful...
Chenin makes a splash

Chenin makes a splash

It seems the planets are aligned to ensure Chenin Blanc South Africa’s success. The varietal has proven its potential for creating premium white wines that can make even the most cynical audiences sit up and take note.     Chenin Blanc sales worldwide have...