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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...
State of the SA Wine Industry 2018/2019

State of the SA Wine Industry 2018/2019

The South African wine industry has entered a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the industry becoming smaller and required producers and wineries to rethink...
Agri’s Got Talent 2019: Changing lives note for note

Agri’s Got Talent 2019: Changing lives note for note

The Vinpro Foundation is excited and proud to be part of this unique singing competition and skills development programme for agri-workers in the wine and fruit industries, which is now accepting entries! Agri’s Got Talent is the perfect stage to showcase the...
Monument distillers launches four cousins wine in Nigeria

Monument distillers launches four cousins wine in Nigeria

The newly-formed Monument Distillers Nigeria Limited has launched ‘Four Cousins’ wines in Nigeria, adding to their growing portfolio which includes Bannerman’s Finest Scotch Whisky, Grace du Roi Fine Wines, Malfy Italian Gin and most recently, the Nigerian classic,...
Steenberg appoints Elunda Basson as new cellar master

Steenberg appoints Elunda Basson as new cellar master

Accomplished winemaker Elunda Basson, a respected specialist of her craft with a string of prestigious awards in tow, has been appointed as the new cellar Master at Steenberg Vineyards. Basson, who succeeds JD Pretorium in managing the entire winemaking operations at...
J.C. Le Roux sparkles as best brand in SA’s townships

J.C. Le Roux sparkles as best brand in SA’s townships

J.C. le Roux, the much-loved sparkling wine brand and South Africa’s first dedicated house of sparkling wines, has been awarded for the fourth time as the winner of the Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brand Champagne/Sparkling Wine category. The Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brands...