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Wine industry bids farewell to a great mentor

Wine industry bids farewell to a great mentor

The South African wine industry had to bid an iconic figure in the industry, and one of the founding members of Vinpro, farewell, over the past weekend. Pieter Hugo, well-known wine grape producer in the Slanghoek valley, passed away on 11 July 2020 due to pulmonary...
Entries open for 2020 Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition

Entries open for 2020 Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition

Over the past few years the Cape Blend wine category has become a sought-after and dynamic wine style. Winemakers strive to create exceptional combinations with Pinotage as the centrepiece. The annual Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition aspire to encourage cellar...
New awards raise Pinot’s profile

New awards raise Pinot’s profile

The inaugural Mosaic Top 5 Pinot Noir Wine Awards aim to put this cultivar on the map and give producers and winemakers the recognition they deserve.  Every winemaker knows that to make a captivating and complex Pinot Noir is no mean feat. In fact, some get...
Heidi Duminy appointed principal of the Cape Wine Academy

Heidi Duminy appointed principal of the Cape Wine Academy

The Cape Wine Academy is delighted to announce the appointment of Heidi Duminy as Principal effective 1 July 2020. “This challenge is only surpassed by the privilege of the opportunity and the support of the Cape Wine Masters and wine industry community who are...
WIN wine for a year with Guardian Peak

WIN wine for a year with Guardian Peak

Stellenbosch winery Guardian Peak is giving one lucky person Wine for a Year! In order to celebrate its fresh new look, Guardian Peak Wines are giving one lucky person the chance to win 150 bottles of their wines! Now that’s a prize worth talking about. Anyone who...
Flexicon: Bulk bag discharging made easy

Flexicon: Bulk bag discharging made easy

In 2018 managers at Yalumba Family Winemakers – Australia’s oldest family-owned winery – heard that tartaric acid was about to double in price. So they switched from liquid tartaric acid to a granular form supplied in one-tonne bulk bags. This required the...
Nedbank: Support for SA wine sector impacted by lockdown

Nedbank: Support for SA wine sector impacted by lockdown

The wine industry is among the industries hit hardest by the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa. It’s a major economic driver, contributing R36 billion to the fiscus and providing over 290 000 jobs annually across its value chain. It’s also one of the Western Cape’s...
Santam: Protection for precision farming

Santam: Protection for precision farming

Wine farming and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), together with the internet of things, have introduced major technological advancements for precision farming. Recent artificial intelligence (AI) developments have enabled producers to use electronic equipment...
Porex SA partners with TMCI

Porex SA partners with TMCI

Porex SA is proud to be the new sole agent for Italian wine and juice equipment manufacturer TMCI Padovan. TMCI is a well-known name in the South African wine industry. This partnership enables Porex to now offer new high-solids crossflow filters.  Dynamos This...