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South African Wine launches new professional body

Published:  27 October, 2023

Today (27 October) marks the launch of the South African Wine Industry Professional Body (SAWIPB) following a presentation in Paarl at the KWV Cathedral Cellar.


Agulhas Wine Triangle responds to prospecting threat

Published:  24 October, 2023

Following an application from a mining company to mine for gold, silver and tin on farms in South Africa's Agulhas Wine Triangle (AWT), a non-profit of the same name made up of wineries in the area has outlined its concerns.


Bruce Jack Wines faces environmental threat from prospecting company

Published:  19 October, 2023

South African producer Bruce Jack Wines fears ‘irreversible environmental damage’, following the application of a mining company to mine for gold, silver and tin on farms outside Napier.


Bibendum keeps it light at ‘Cape & the Boot’ tasting

Published:  06 September, 2023

Under the resurgent London sunshine, Bibendum showcased two of its hottest wine regions for its ‘the Cape & the Boot’ tasting.


Kanonkop marks 50th with salvo of older vintages in London

Published:  11 May, 2023

Kanonkop Wine Estate celebrated its half century yesterday (11 May) with a masterclass looking back at notable older vintages of Estate Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon, stretching back several decades.


Vinpro launches visitor tracking technology with Cape wineries

Published:  17 April, 2023

Vinpro, together with the Cape Winelands District Municipality, is funding a new wine tourism research programme, “to help wineries stay connected to wine tourists between visits”.


Capensis joins Fells portfolio

Published:  21 February, 2023

John E Fells & Sons has further strengthened its portfolio of premium family-owned wines from South Africa with the addition of Capensis – a family-owned producer specialising in Chardonnay.


South Africa: Cape reset

Published:  01 February, 2023

South Africa’s industry has had a roller-coaster ride, but it may just come out stronger, as Andrew Catchpole reports.


Beyond Wines adds Western Cape-based Overhex to its portfolio

Published:  24 January, 2023

In a bid to grow South African Wines in the UK, distributor Beyond Wines has added Western Cape-based Overhex to its portfolio. 


Wines of South Africa reveals 2022 export declines

Published:  19 January, 2023

The South African wine industry remains focused on its road to recovery following a 5% decline in export volumes in 2022.


First South African crop estimate indicates smaller 2023 harvest

Published:  05 December, 2022

South African viticulturists and producer cellars are predicting a smaller 2023 wine grape crop following a “healthy, yet dry season.”


Producer Q&A: Praisy Dlamini, Adama Wines

Published:  27 October, 2022

Following on from the Her Wine Collection range from all-female South African company Adama Wines, Praisy Dlamini, winemaker and general manager, Adama Wines, talks to Andrew Catchpole about her new Amandla brand, inspiring the next generation and the importance of mentors.


GCF announces new acquisition in South Africa

Published:  21 October, 2022

GCF (Grands Chais de France), owned and run by the Helfrich Family, continues to expand its international offering with the acquisition of the Neethlingshof winery in Stellenbosch, South Africa.


WoodWinters takes the path less travelled for portfolio refresh

Published:  23 August, 2022

‘Wines and whiskies’ supplier WoodWinters has taken on six new producers as part of a push to broaden its focus on indigenous varietals, Harpers can reveal.


Never Mind the Bollocks

Published:  10 August, 2022

Creating a brand that upends the wine-centric view of the trade has been tried many times, but a new collaboration between experienced buyer Andrew Ingham and Cape winery Journey’s End may just have what it takes to bridge the gap with wine-interest-lite consumers. And, if it does gain traction, there may well be salient lessons to learn for the wider trade at a time when interest in wine – especially among younger consumers – has stalled.


Results of SA Wine Awards announced

Published:  19 July, 2022

The inaugural SA Wine Awards London 2022 results have been announced, with fourteen Double Gold medals awarded to a range of outstanding wines and an additional 34 Gold medal winners. 


Justerini & Brooks in South African Expansion

Published:  13 July, 2022

London wine merchant Justerini & Brooks has announced a new, exclusive partnership with Reenen Borman, one of South Africa’s brightest young producers.


Spier Wine Farm joins the Freixenet Copestick Portfolio

Published:  06 July, 2022

One of South Africa’s oldest and most awarded wineries, Spier Wine Farm, is joining the Freixenet Copestick growing portfolio from July 2022. One of the biggest South African brands to join them, their highly-acclaimed wines will be distributed across the Freixenet Copestick group of companies, including through Jascots and Slurp. 


French give green light for global Chenin conference in South Africa

Published:  15 June, 2022

Stellenbosch has been selected as the global meeting point this November for a prestigious, multi-disciplinary congress on Chenin Blanc, a grape variety regarded as key to the future of wine growing. 


South Africa’s 2022 will still pack a punch despite smaller grape crop

Published:  06 June, 2022

The annual South African Wine Harvest Report suggests that the 2022 vintage “will wow consumers with exceptional quality wines," albeit from a smaller grape crop than in 2021.