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How to sell your wine in a changing market

How to sell your wine in a changing market

22/07/2019 - 09:56
The future of wine is evolving and the industry has to adapt in order to survive and flourish. This is according to Robert Joseph, an internationally respected wine expert and winemaker.  read more
Meridian Holdings invests in Cape Wine Academy

Meridian Holdings invests in Cape Wine Academy

14/06/2019 - 14:12
This year, the Cape Wine Academy celebrates 40 years of presenting their wine courses to industry and private enthusiasts. We are also pleased to announce that as of 1 July 2019, Meridian Holdings will be the sole shareholder of the Academy committed to investing in a bright future in wine education for all for South Africans.  read more
Lothian Vineyards scoops the South African Chardonnay Trophy at 2019 IWC

Lothian Vineyards scoops the South African Chardonnay Trophy at 2019 IWC

07/06/2019 - 09:29
Cool climate producer from the Elgin Valley, Lothian Vineyards, has scooped the coveted South African Chardonnay Trophy in the 2019 International Wine Challenge (IWC). The Lothian Chardonnay 2017 scored 95 points and won the IWC’s hallmark of excellence in Chardonnay with the Varietal Trophy in the global competition.  read more
A Rosé by any other name

A Rosé by any other name

24/04/2019 - 12:49
Even if you’re a committed wine collector, chances are you’ve never bought a bottle of Lesca chardonnay, or sipped on Star Tree Nouveau Rouge. Ever poured a glass of Foot of Africa shiraz, Cleefs Classic Collection chenin blanc or Helter Skelter pinot noir? Unless you’re stocking a cellar in Stockholm, Amsterdam or Shanghai, it’s unlikely you’ve even heard of them. read more
Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks with two new members

Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks with two new members

13/12/2018 - 07:58
The prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild has two new members with the induction of JD Pretorius and Samantha O’Keefe into this respected league of masters in the art of winemaking. read more
Past auction gems on Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Charity Auction

Past auction gems on Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Charity Auction

17/09/2018 - 14:42
Eight unique lots of previous Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines will go under the hammer as individual charity items at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018. read more
Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

12/07/2018 - 09:36
Although the impact from the drought experienced in the Western Cape may be less severe on the 2018 wine grape harvest than previously estimated, it has challenged local winemakers to be more innovative. read more
Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

20/06/2018 - 11:51
In a court battle over which wines are or aren’t organic‚ a wine producer in the Cape‚ who said on her website that a competitor’s wines were not organic‚ has been ordered to retract the statement. read more
Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

18/06/2018 - 09:05
Wine lovers around the world have a soft spot for it! The Pinotage market is booming at 24 million litres a year and counting; it’s one of the South African wine industry’s fairy-tale success stories and the good times seem unlikely to end any time soon. read more
Study sheds light on SA consumers’ attitudes towards wine

Study sheds light on SA consumers’ attitudes towards wine

09/04/2018 - 09:08
South African wine consumers share similar perceptions about wine across different ethnic groups. This is according to research by Dr. Carla Weightman that focuses on the perceptions of local consumers towards wine. Dr. Weightman received her PhD (Wine Biotechnology) in the Faculty of AgriScience at Stellenbosch University on this subject on 20 March 2018. read more
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

22/06/2017 - 11:59
South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected chairperson of Vinpro. He shared his thoughts on some of the pressing issues that currently prevail in the industry with Jeandré du Preez. read more
Wine industry prop is now a world standard

Wine industry prop is now a world standard

24/08/2016 - 15:14
Wine enthusiasts, especially those whose preference is for small-batch production of handcrafted wines, conveniently forget for most of the 20th century the Cape wine industry would not have survived without the Cape brandy industry. read more
SA wine industry could add 100 000 jobs by 2025

SA wine industry could add 100 000 jobs by 2025

27/06/2016 - 12:58
Cape Town - South Africa’s wine industry could add a further 100 000 jobs by 2025, mostly in the Western Cape, following the signing this month of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) countries", Says Michael Mokhoro, stakeholder relationship manager for South Africa’s wine and brandy industries. read more
The world’s biggest wine producers

The world’s biggest wine producers

07/05/2015 - 13:14
South Africa is one of the biggest wine producers and exporters in the world – but the relative affordability of our offerings means the country does not benefit as much financially as some of its counterparts. read more
Restaurants' mark-up of wine leaves sour taste

Restaurants' mark-up of wine leaves sour taste

06/02/2015 - 12:15
Cape Town - Recently Fin24 reported that wine farmers and producers are simply not making enough money and are therefore not planting any new vines, according to VinPro CEO Rico Basson. read more
South African wine producers to feel the heat

South African wine producers to feel the heat

05/08/2013 - 08:53
Cape Town - The global wine industry is worth $230bn a year and the potential yields for the South African industry have never been as great, nor the pitfalls as plenty, according to Linda Buckley, director of executive education at UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). read more
SA may retaliate against UK wine ruling

SA may retaliate against UK wine ruling

24/08/2012 - 07:52
Cape Town - South Africa is mulling retaliatory measures to protect its centuries-old wine industry and counter job losses caused by a British retailers’ move to buy the product in bulk rather than in bottles, a trade official said. read more
Winemaker industry has shrunk, says study

Winemaker industry has shrunk, says study

28/02/2012 - 07:59
Since the 2009 recession, grape and wine consumers have opted to buy cheaper, leaving producers in a cost-price squeeze with income failing to keep up with rises in production costs, according to a recent study by wine producers’ body Vinpro. read more