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Laarman grows portfolio with new premium collection

Published:  22 May, 2018

Laarman Wines has unveiled the maiden vintage of its premium Focal Point collection.

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VinPro reports 15% smaller harvest

Published:  09 May, 2018

VinPro has reported a 15% smaller harvest (1 220 920 tonnes) across South Africa compared to 2017 – one of the smallest crops in more than a decade.

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Distell sells Uitkyk to Warwick Wine Estate

Published:  08 May, 2018

Distell has sold its Uitkyk wine farm to Warwick Wine Estate for an undisclosed sum.

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Distell defies challenging season with promising harvest

Published:  02 May, 2018

Distell has reported a ‘promising quality’ harvest despite experiencing one of the most challenging seasons in recent years.

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Members of South Africa’s Old Vine Project now able to put heritage seal on bottles

Published:  23 April, 2018

Members of South Africa’s Old Vine Project (OVP) have been given the clear to put a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal on wine bottles made from vineyards that are 35 years old (or older).

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CapeWine 2018 reveals sustainable focus

Published:  21 March, 2018

CapeWine, South Africa’s seminal international wine tasting has announced its first speakers along with a focus on susutainable farming.

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Solid wine growth at Distell backed by R22 million investment to mitigate effects of drought

Published:  23 February, 2018

Distell Group’s results for the six months to 31 December 2018 report revenue up 9.3% on increased volumes of 3.7%, up to R13.4 billion (£828 million).

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All dry on the Western Cape

Published:  16 February, 2018

As Cape Town’s water crisis approaches Day Zero rationing, James Lawrence assesses the impact of the drought on the wine industry

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Justerini & Brooks takes on distribution of Swartland producer David & Nadia

Published:  06 February, 2018

Justerini & Brooks has signed a deal as UK distributor for Swartland producer David & Nadia.

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Hamilton Russell to launch Ashbourne Pinotage/Cinsault in the UK

Published:  25 January, 2018

Iconic South African producer Hamilton Russell Vineyards has unveiled plans to launch a new Ashbourne Pinotage/Cinsault blend into the UK market next year.

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Albariño to become important white variety in the Western Cape

Published:  22 January, 2018

Albariño is poised to become an important white variety in the Western Cape, according to leading viticulturist Dean Leppan

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Boutinot maps South Africa with three-tiers regional range

Published:  12 December, 2017

Boutinot has expanded its South African portfolio with a three-tiers range created to chart the story of the Cape’s regional diversity and simplify it for consumers.

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South Africa chases premium ground

Published:  13 November, 2017

As South Africa strives to push innovation and quality, natural factors may just provide the tipping point for the country. 

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Former Distell brand director takes over as chair of WOSA

Published:  13 November, 2017

Wines of South Africa has announced a new a new appointment to the role of non-executive chair.

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South Africa braces itself for difficult growing season

Published:  26 October, 2017

South Africa's vignerons are bracing themselves for a potentially difficult growing season, as the Western Cape continues to suffer from a chronic drought.

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Q&A: May de Lencquesaing, proprietor at Glenelly Estate, SA

Published:  18 August, 2017

With a career spanning over 40 years and two continents, May de Lencquesaing certainly earned the IWC Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon her early this summer.

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Nederburg encourages trade to get cycling and pairing for charity fundraiser

Published:  11 August, 2017

South African producer Nederburg is encouraging pubs and businesses in the UK to help to ‘mobilise’ African communities and make it easier for people to access education, healthcare and economic opportunities.

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New Cape Origin designation to boost tourism link

Published:  05 June, 2017

South Africa’s Wine and Spirit Board has introduced a new Wine of Origin District for Cape Town, bringing 30 wineries together under the banner to boost international recognition.

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Resurrected Western Wines concept focuses on post-referendum opportunities for UK bottling

Published:  02 February, 2017

The family behind the now defunct Western Wines is re-launching part of its business model to export South African bulk to wine to the UK.

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South African bulk wine takes a tumble as exporters play up premium

Published:  24 February, 2017

New data shows that bulk wine diminishing in volume and value dogged the success of South African wine in the UK in 2016.

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