The South African Wine Industry Directory (SAWID) provides a comprehensive overview of the local wine industry.
It’s that time of year again! Our #MyTrosIsMyTrots competition gives you the opportunity to show off your vineyards and grapes during the 2024 harvest.
Cape Wine Auction 2024 Plans to Re-write Record Books in Raising Funds for Vital Educational Needs of Youth
The Cape Wine Auction, recognised as one of the world’s pre-eminent wine-themed charity auctions, will once again auction various donated lots comprising luxurious wine, food and hospitality experiences for auctioning, with all proceeds going to various charities aimed at bettering the lives of the children and youth residing in South Africa’s famous Cape Winelands.
The South African wine industry has begun gearing up for its highlight celebration – a pinnacle event on the calendar – the Wine Harvest Commemorative Event.
Malbec is an interesting and (I think), quite a difficult grape variety to vinify. It is famously dark, sulky, juicy, tannic, sometimes alcoholic and an integral component of our much-loved Bordeaux Blends. It can be quite fussy in both the vineyard and the cellar.
Wines of Elgin have undergone a fresh re-branding to ensure that the region stands strongly, and uniquely, amidst the competitive international landscape. While Cool Climate remains at the core of Elgin’s wine style, there was a desire to create a more meaningful message.
The Must-Have App for Fine Wine and Unforgettable Nature Experiences in the Magnificent Cape Winelands
Your gateway to discovering over 55 spectacular conservation-centric wine estates that are producing exceptional wines while preserving the rich biodiversity of the Overberg and Cape Winelands, the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Conservation Champion Wine Farm Guide App is a must-have for locals, tourists, wine enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The country’s best new wine writer for 2023 is Margeaux Goosen, who has just completed a stint as winemaking assistant at a boutique winery in Baden, Germany, while the runner-up is Jenna Higgins, newly appointed head winemaker at Wolvenhoek in Wellington and the best blog award went to Clint van Heerden, a chartered accountant and wine lover.
"Chenin Blanc is an integral part of the legacy of Cape wine," says Carina Gous, GM of Kleine Zalze Wines in Stellenbosch. "Not only for its being planted throughout the Cape winelands, but also due to the fact that – despite its origins in the Loire region of France – South Africa is today seen as the leading producer of quality Chenin Blanc wines.
The Boplaas name is synonymous with excellence. Included in its achievements, the family-owned winery has won almost as many Double Gold awards at Veritas - South Africa’s longest-running championship – as the 33-year-old show has been held. Much of this, it owes to its association with Portugal.
The much-anticipated national winners of the 2023 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards’ (VJOY), were announced at a ceremony in Johannesburg after weeks of deliberation by the esteemed judging panel.
WineLand Media, in collaboration with ROTOCON, is looking for the next generation of wine industry role players, bold minds and game-changers, and out-of-the-box thinkers.