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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.

As the biggest event in South Africa’s wine calendar, the event – which comes around once every three years – sets the zeitgeist for the industry while drawing global buyers to focus on wine from the Cape.

This year, organisers Wines of South Africa (WoSA) have revealed a focus on farming sustainably and preserving the land for future generations.

The theme ‘Hannuwa’, which translates roughly as “living in balance”, will be the subject of the opening seminar “Creating a sustainable future” which will open the event on the morning of Septmeber 12.

Speakers include Rick Tigner, president and CEO of Jackson Family Wines, which owns the Stellenbosch, Overberg and Robertson focused Capensis estate and Raymond Ndlovu, co-founder of artisanal premium wine production and marketing business, Black Elephant Vintners.

Wines of South Africa’s current non-executive chairperson, Carina Gous, and John Lucas, managing director for DHL Express South Africa, will also feature on the panel alongside ethical trade champion and owner of Fairview and Spice Route wineries, Charles Back.

Gous also counts global marketing brand director for luxury wines and spirits for the Distell Group, South Africa, among her previous experience.

In addition to the opening seminar, there will be four hour-long seminars taking place over the duration of the three-day programme as well as the Amorim Cork sponsored ‘Speakers’ Corner’ and a separate themed tasting area.

CapeWine 2018 runs from 12 – 14 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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