Business and Marketing

Roodezandt causes a sensation

Roodezandt causes a sensation

By being awarded the sought-after Genl Smuts Trophy for the South African champion young wine, Roodezandt underlined the fact that in recent years, Sauvignon Blanc has reigned supreme in this competition. It is the first time, however, that a winning white wine comes...
Good prospects at Goedemoed

Good prospects at Goedemoed

“It is an ideal combination of sharing the natural resources with your fellow humans and good business sense which benefits everyone.” The building of a catchment dam on the grape farm Goedemoed near Vredendal ensures more than sufficient water for new...
Gaining a mighty momentum

Gaining a mighty momentum

The largest single contingent of international wine buyers and journalists ever to visit the Cape, recently flocked to Nederburg for the bi ennial trade exhibition of local wines, Cape Wine 2002. Hosted by Wines of South Africa, it is one of the driving forces of...
Prices soar in supermarket surge

Prices soar in supermarket surge

With all the hype around the 28th International Nederburg Auction of Rare South African Wines – the biggest and most glamorous event on the Cape wine calendar – one would tend to think this is all about figures … Sales figures, wine industry and wine...
Message in a bottle size

Message in a bottle size

Gigantic wine bottles have become a sought-after item and are increasingly presented on special occasions. Their popularity among collectors is not surprising. Ever wondered about the origins of their names, such as Methusalem and Nebukadnezar Gigantic wine bottles...
Quantum leap for SA wine industry

Quantum leap for SA wine industry

The proposals for a formal representative structure for the South African wine industry were unanimously accepted at a meeting of all stakeholders in the South African wine industry – probably the widest possible representation ever rallied to discuss industry...