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Vinpro presents latest Italian technology

Vinpro presents latest Italian technology

South African wine producers experienced the latest Italian vineyard technology first-hand at Vinpro on 2 October, kicking off a three-day Fieragricola exhibition in the Cape Winelands.     More than 100 viticulturists, wine grape producers and industry...
Journalists scoop awards at 2019 RDMAs

Journalists scoop awards at 2019 RDMAs

The winners of the 9th Diageo Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMAs) were announced at an awards ceremony held at Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 October. Hosted by 702 Talk Radio host, Eusebius McKaiser, the RDMAs recognised journalists and media...
Chris Williams leaves Meerlust Estate to follow own interests

Chris Williams leaves Meerlust Estate to follow own interests

Chris Williams, winemaker at Meerlust Estate in Stellenbosch since 2004, has resigned to pursue his own interests. He will be leaving Meerlust at the end of December. Williams says that a 16-year stint at one of South Africa’s most iconic wineries was a dream job for...
Richelle van Gemert wins WoSA Sommelier Cup 2019

Richelle van Gemert wins WoSA Sommelier Cup 2019

In what can only be described as an epic battle of skill, concentration and attention to detail, Richelle van Gemert, from the United Kingdom, has been crowned as the winner of the 2019 edition of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup. Following several rigorous...
Wine experts from across the globe judge at Veritas

Wine experts from across the globe judge at Veritas

  This week sees one of the highlights of wine and brandy judging on the South African wine industry calendar when some of the world’s most experienced palates arrive in Paarl to judge this year’s entries for the Veritas Awards.  This is the longest running and...
Stellenbosch nominated for global wine region of the year

Stellenbosch nominated for global wine region of the year

The Cape Winelands’ iconic town of Stellenbosch and luxurious Stellenbosch property, Delaire Graff Estate, have both been nominated for coveted international awards. Wine Enthusiast Magazine, revered multi-channel wine marketer in New York, has recently announced that...