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Showcase of excellence awaits at Wine Town Stellenbosch

Showcase of excellence awaits at Wine Town Stellenbosch

South Africa’s heartland of wine goes on full display from 4-9 August when it hosts Wine Town Stellenbosch 2022.
Winter trail running series hosted by Bottelary Hills Conservancy

Winter trail running series hosted by Bottelary Hills Conservancy

The Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy and TrailFun are hosting a series of trail runs in aid of community development.
Cabernet Franc Carnival set to show most Cab Franc Challenge winners in August

Cabernet Franc Carnival set to show most Cab Franc Challenge winners in August

This year's Cabernet Franc Carnival will take place on 27 August at Vrede en Lust Estate, Franschhoek.
First-of-a-kind wine emporium dedicated to wines of Stellenbosch

First-of-a-kind wine emporium dedicated to wines of Stellenbosch

The Simon Wine Emporium is dedicated exclusively to labels that are Wine of Origin Stellenbosch.
Results of the Cabernet Franc Challenge 2022

Results of the Cabernet Franc Challenge 2022

At the Cabernet Franc Challenge 2022, Chamonix Estate won the Cobie van Oort Challenge Trophy for top scoring wine.
Cape Site Specific Wines: The rising focus on terroir in the Cape Winelands

Cape Site Specific Wines: The rising focus on terroir in the Cape Winelands

Introducing Cape Site Specific, a collaboration of like-minded producers who share a common vision to create wines from specific vineyard sites and properties.
SA Wine Trailblazer: Danie Steytler Jnr

SA Wine Trailblazer: Danie Steytler Jnr

Standing at a lookout point on Kaapzicht farm with Danie Steytler Jnr, Stellenbosch’s Bottelary in all its glory is laid out below. The wind-scrubbed sky is bright above the rolling green slopes, and in the distance are Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.
SA’s numerous top terroirs yield foremost wines

SA’s numerous top terroirs yield foremost wines

The national winners from all the cultivars and styles entered this year for the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, derive from 17 terrains across the Cape winelands – a clear sign that the country boasts numerous terroirs (wine terrains) whose soils and climate yield quality wines of different cultivars.
#VinoPeople: Madeleine Stenwreth MW

#VinoPeople: Madeleine Stenwreth MW

Madeleine's wine journey started with an aim to become one of the first Swedish sommeliers. After winning ”The most Promising Sommelier in Scandinavia” contest, she received several scholarships and travels throughout the world’s vineyards followed. Driven by an eagerness to further expand her wine horizons she moved to South Africa in 1997. 
WINEFORGOOD: Old Vines, Liquid History

WINEFORGOOD: Old Vines, Liquid History

Conserving old vines keeps alive the history and cultural landscape of South African wine
Waitrose Launches Its First Old Vine Project Wine From South Africa

Waitrose Launches Its First Old Vine Project Wine From South Africa

Upmarket retailer Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to launch a wine certified by South Africa’s ‘Old Vine Project’, which was officially unveiled in 2017 as a way to protect the country’s old vines.
2020 Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

2020 Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

The winners of this year's Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition announced ...
Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2020 Winners

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2020 Winners

The spread of vineyards contributing to this year’s line-up of Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge winners shows just how adaptable the grape is, in the view of Chenin Blanc Association (CBA) chairman Ken Forrester.
And the finalists are... 2020 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition in the final straight

And the finalists are... 2020 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition in the final straight

What a fantastic level of interest there is in the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition! Now in its 24th year, the competition attracted 149 entries from all the wine regions of South Africa.
Prescient Pinotage Report 2020 now live – no longer an easy target for criticism

Prescient Pinotage Report 2020 now live – no longer an easy target for criticism

This year’s Pinotage Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out.
Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2020 now live – plenty of fruit power in evidence

Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2020 now live – plenty of fruit power in evidence

The sixth annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 61 entries from 51 producers and 33 rated 90-plus on the 100-point quality scale.
Direct to Consumer wine orders well over R1m for May

Direct to Consumer wine orders well over R1m for May

wine.co.za has being bringing up new DTC online stores at an unbelievable pace in the last two months - and those stores have been taking orders at an unprecedented rate. wine.co.za has been working hard for 24 years, building a solid systems foundation and are delighted to be able to cope with the massive influx of online orders.
The Pinotage '30 Seconds' Lockdown Challenge launched

The Pinotage '30 Seconds' Lockdown Challenge launched

An exciting Pinotage social media lockdown campaign will start this week.
Top 5 wines, events and wine news for January 2020

Top 5 wines, events and wine news for January 2020

Our Top 5 wine events, news and favourite wines - as chosen by you, our readers, are always an interesting mix.
Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective Harvest Celebration

Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective Harvest Celebration

Join us for an inspired harvest-themed lunch on the lawns of Rust en Vrede, whilst engaging with winemakers over specially bottled magnums of Stellenbosch Cabernet.

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