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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.
Top 25 wines of 2019

Top 25 wines of 2019

Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2018 - 96 points
Groot Constantia and Boplaas Glitter at Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards

Groot Constantia and Boplaas Glitter at Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards

South Africa’s oldest wine estate, Groot Constantia, and the renowned Boplaas Estate in the Klein Karoo walked off with the laurels in the wine section of this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, the largest drinks competition on the African continent.
2019 Perold ABSA Cape Blend Winners Announced

2019 Perold ABSA Cape Blend Winners Announced

Since 2011 the Perold Absa Cape Blend competition has delivered true masterpieces, showing not only the local wine community , but also globally , that Pinotage is not only growing in stature, but also increasingly being used in premium wine blends. The cream of the crop has once again risen to the top and winners can look back upon their very rewarding winemaking journey with Pinotage.
2019 Perold  Absa Cape Blend finalists announced

2019 Perold  Absa Cape Blend finalists announced

Finalists announced for this year's Perold  Absa Cape Blend Competition
#TasteFriday #WomeninWine #Women'sDay | A tribute to Women with Nederburg and Kaapzicht

#TasteFriday #WomeninWine #Women'sDay | A tribute to Women with Nederburg and Kaapzicht

To celebrate Women's Day we're tasting two spectacular wines made by two equally spectacular women. The Nederburg Heritage Heroes 'Beautiful Lady' Gewürztraminer 2016 by Elmarie Botes under Cellar-master Andrea Freeborough and the Kaapzicht Pinotage Rose 2019 by Kayleigh Hatting under Danie Steytler
SA’s finest wine areas to the fore

SA’s finest wine areas to the fore

The star of this year’s 14th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards was Bon Courage Estate in Robertson, with three national winners, namely for the top Colombard, Cap Classique sparkling wine (MCC) and Rosé.
Recognizing hidden talents : Sanna Hendricks from De Waal Wines and Salomé Maasdorp from Kaapzicht  #wineforgood

Recognizing hidden talents : Sanna Hendricks from De Waal Wines and Salomé Maasdorp from Kaapzicht #wineforgood

We enter tasting rooms and rarely think of the faces we find in them, curating the perfect wine tasting experience for us. Some have walked a long road with the wineries, relationships have been cemented and bonds formed and through that new skills are revealed and sometimes appreciated and developed.
Taste 130 Great Wines in Stilbaai

Taste 130 Great Wines in Stilbaai

On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, March 27th and 28th, the fourth annual Stilbaai Craft Beer, Gin & Wine Expo will be taking place in the Stilbaai community hall and with more than 130 wines from 21 selected wine estates as well as craft beer from various breweries and unique craft gins, this Tasting Experience is not to be missed.
Stellenbosch pulls out the stops for its 2019 Harvest Parade

Stellenbosch pulls out the stops for its 2019 Harvest Parade

Wineries and workers take to the streets in the heartland of SA wine

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