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New head of agriculture for Western Cape

New head of agriculture for Western Cape

Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Agriculture in the Western Cape, has officially announced Dr Mogale Sebopetsa as the new Head of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA). Minister Meyer: “I am looking forward to working with the newly appointed Head of...

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Focus on premium wine market gives DGB winning edge

Focus on premium wine market gives DGB winning edge

DGB Ltd led the South African category at the prestigious Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards, winning over 40% of all gold medals awarded to Cape producers at the Spring Competition, which is traditionally held just before the annual Prowein Wine Show in...

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KWV appoints Justin Corrans as chief winemaker

KWV appoints Justin Corrans as chief winemaker

KWV is delighted to announce that Justin Corrans has been appointed as KWV chief winemaker effective 1 June 2020. He joins KWV from Mountain Ridge Wines where he led the winemaking team for three years, adding to his experience at Distell and Longridge Winery. Justin...

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Vinpro board welcomes Dr. Langa Simela

The wine industry body Vinpro recently appointed Dr Langelihle (Langa) Simela to its board to provide strategic insights into enterprise development and agricultural policy liaison. “I am passionate about inclusive agricultural transformation,” she says. In her role...

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Durbanville wine route: Wastewater used to good effect?

Durbanville wine route: Wastewater used to good effect?

Since using the City of Cape Town’s cost-effective and nutrient-rich treated wastewater for irrigation, grape wine producers in Durbanville have seen a significant increase in their yields. But could infrastructure problems at the plant impede on producers’...

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Organic wines: Is there room for growth?

Organic wines: Is there room for growth?

There's no doubt the topic of organic wine divides opinion – among winemakers as much as among consumers. But what’s true regardless is that there’s a healthy market worldwide for wines that reflect the environmental concerns of the next generation of consumers....

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