This year the South African wine industry will celebrate alongside the ProWein organisers as participants of what is arguably one of the world’s leading wine trade fairs. Since its humble beginnings in 1994, South African producers have recognised the importance and value of this show as it continued to grow to what it is today. Wines of South Africa (WoSA) will therefore once more position this as a key event on its annual calendar as they take up the designated space in Hall 9 with 90 exhibiting producers, representing in excess of 100 brands from 17-19 March in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Alongside 13 of its black empowered producers such as Thembi & Co, Bayede!, African Roots and Koopmanskloof, look out for industry stalwarts such as Graham Beck, Kanonkop, La Motte, Neethlingshof, Steenberg and Tokara, to name but a few. A full list of exhibitors is available on the WoSA ProWein website.
With so many producers, WoSA has once again partnered with Bottlebooks to provide visitors with an online catalogue that they can access beforehand to identify which stands they would like to visit. A full list of the wines on show can be found in the Bottlebooks Online Catalogue. Visitors will be able to create lists and find contact details of exhibiting producers in order to pre-arrange meetings.
The ‘Discover South Africa’ theme tasting area has grown to become one of the highlights for visitors to ProWein. This year, the area will showcase two distinct themes. In the morning from 10:00 to 13:00 58 of SA’s top award-wining reds, whites and Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC’s) will be showcased. Then from 14:00 until 17:00 visitors can sip their way through a selection of Chenin Blanc wines, encompassing a range of profiles, from fresh and fruity to sweet, as well as those produced from vines older than 35 years and older vintages in this self-pour area.
For those who would like to gleam more of an insight into the pioneering Old Vines Project, WoSA is delighted to host a seminar on Monday, the 18th of March at 12:00. The seminar will be hosted by André Morgenthal in Hall 10 and guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. The theme of the seminar is: Old, but not forgotten – How the Old Vine Project is shaping a new category and creating global impact.
WoSA looks forward to welcoming you at the Wines of South Africa information booth, Hall 9: B48, where their international team will guide you through the wines and scenic winelands of South Africa.