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National Minister to attend Wine & Food Tourism Conference

National Minister to attend Wine & Food Tourism Conference

For the first time, a national government minister will attend the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference, when Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, presents the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch on 18 September....
The 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

The 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

  The cold front battering the Western Cape since Tuesday has brought much needed and very welcome rain. Just as welcome are the newcomers in the competition for the coveted Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophy. Pinotage lovers can look forward to see which of their...
SA’s largest travelling wine show pops the cork in PE

SA’s largest travelling wine show pops the cork in PE

It’s going to be a WINEderful weekend in Port Elizabeth, with the Windy City welcoming the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the country’s biggest and boldest travelling wine show, today (25 July). The show takes centre stage at The Boardwalk until Saturday.     Owner...
Impact of interest rate cut positive for Agriculture

Impact of interest rate cut positive for Agriculture

The recent cut in interest rates, coupled with a reduction in petrol prices and a stronger Rand, while marginal, will go a long way to provide relief to farmers who are currently struggling considering the tough economic environment. Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural...
Vinpro trains record number of vineyard workers

Vinpro trains record number of vineyard workers

The wine industry organisation Vinpro helped more than a thousand people to sharpen their viticultural skills, and will continue to do so in the next few months. A total of 1 252 people were trained during 65 Vinpro vineyard training courses in the year ending 30 June...
Cape Wine Masters embark on new era

Cape Wine Masters embark on new era

The Institute of Cape Wine Masters is set to extend its association with the South African wine industry through greater involvement with industry bodies, producers and the hospitality industry. According to De Bruyn Steenkamp, the new chairperson of the Institute of...
KWV scoops trophy for best brandy producer in the world

KWV scoops trophy for best brandy producer in the world

For an incredible fourth year running, KWV has been awarded the Producer of the Year Trophy in the Brandy and Cognac category at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC). This major announcement was made in addition to KWV receiving the Trophy for the Best Brandy in...
SA’s largest traveling wine show pops the cork in Cape Town

SA’s largest traveling wine show pops the cork in Cape Town

It’s going to be a WINEderful weekend in Cape Town, as the Mother City welcomed the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the country’s biggest and boldest traveling wine show, yesterday (11 July). The show takes centre stage at GrandWest until Saturday. Owner of the TOPS at SPAR...