Production

The future: Bulk or quality?

New plantings give an indication of the direction in which the South African wine industry is heading. But could the emphasis on yield possibly be cause for concern What should the South African wine industry be known for Wines that offer consumers good value for...

Wyndruifoes kleiner, maar van hoë gehalte

Die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf sal die 2015-seisoen onthou as een van die droogste en vroegste in jare, met ʼn effens kleiner wyndruifoes wat uitnemende gehalte wyne beloof.  Parstyd het vanjaar twee weke vroeër as gewoonlik afgeskop, wat dit die vroegste pars...

Diep gewortel

Nuwe generasie plantmateriaal van Lelienfontein wingerdkwekers se Ernita Plantverbeteringsafdeling het produsente, kwekers en bemarkers opgewonde. Almal praat tans oor die SC18AH.  Onder die Grond Jannie Bosman, kwekerybestuurder by Lelienfontein Kwekers,...
Deeply rooted

Deeply rooted

New generation plant material from Lelienfontein Vine Growers’ Ernita plant improvement division is cause for excitement among producers, growers and marketers. The SC18AH is currently on everyone’s lips. Beneath the ground Jannie Bosman, nursery manager...
Facing faults

Facing faults

There can be little more disappointing than a special bottle being less than perfect when opened. The contentious matter of who should carry the responsibility of replacing faulty bottles seems to be a grey area. From a customer’s point of view, the winery or retailer...
Trademarks and terroir

Trademarks and terroir

How often have you read a back label describing the “gentle whisper of the Atlantic sea breeze as it caresses the grapes nestled in the rolling granite hills of such and such farm” Or perhaps heard a radio show or advert describing how the “sun kissed grapes of...