Nederburg shows its strengths

Nederburg achieved two gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in the UK, for its 2015 Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest.

Winemag announces top-scoring Pinot Noirs in SA

Where does Pinot Noir do best in SA? This is the question posed by SA wine critic, Christian Eedes, Editor-in-Chief of and panel chair of the second annual Winemag Pinot Noir Report, in conjunction with Tonnelliere Saint Martin.

Past auction gems on Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Charity Auction

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.

Tim Atkin favours two SA vintages with highest honours

British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin has contended, in his seventh annual guide, that the 2015 and 2017 vintages have produced a brilliant series of wines that surpass anything in South Africa's history. Atkin scored his first ever 100-point score in the New World to the 2015 Kanonkop Paul Sauer and 99 points to two whites: 2017 Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North and 2017 Sadie Family 'T Voetpad. "I don't give very high scores lightly," he says, "but these three stunning, world-class wines have earned it."


South Africa, Breedekloof; SINCE swinging open its gates to the public in March 2017, BOSJES Farm has already established itself as a must visit destination in the Western Cape. From the curvaceous white roof of the glass-walled BOSJES Kapel (chapel) to the inspired country-style cuisine in the BOSJES Kombuis, this family-owned estate beneath the Waaihoek Mountains has become synonymous with heritage, style and a joyous celebration of the good things in life.

Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge

The challenge is an opportunity for South African entrepreneurs with products or ideas that support the wine industry; and offers prize money of R150,000 ($10,600).


FROST POPSICLES, pioneers of premium alcohol-based Popsicles in South Africa, are ready to welcome the summer sun with a host of new Popsicle flavours, including the brand’s first non-alcoholic creations

SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate last year released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting. This wine was such a success in the market that production has increased for the 2018 vintage which has just hit the market.


South Africa, Paarl, August 2018; THE PEROLD TRIBUTUM 2014 by KWV has emerged as one of this year's very best, having just been selected as a prestigious Perold / Absa Cape Blend wine. Significantly, the award comes during the centenary year of the company that not only helped forge the South African wine industry, but also played a defining role in the establishment of Pinotage, the proudly South African-developed grape variety.

KWV claims Champion Red Blend at SA Young Wine Show

KWV received the 2018 SA Champion Red Blend Trophy at the illustrious SA Young Wine Show awards gala dinner, presented by Agri-Expo in the historical Stellenbosch City Hall, on Saturday 25 August.

Times are tough — but not for Distell

Distell’s 29% jump in net profit for the year to end-June demonstrated once again that when times get tough, the tough get laagered.

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Durbanville Hills is a name not foreign to a Capetonian or even a Gautenger. Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide.

Accolade announces £1mn investment boost for SA wine brand Kumala

According to Accolade Wines, the investment is a reflection of the company's commitment to its South African portfolio, despite the difficult vintages the region has had due...

Net Promoter Score – the Pro’s and Cons:

Walt Disney once said “Do what you do so well that they want to see it again and bring their friends.” He understood the value of customers who actively recommend a company.

Four Cousins wine comes of age

According to the brand, the fresher appearance reflects all the wholesome attributes and attractive values associated with the home and heritage of Four Cousins, from the fertile...

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018

The competition received a record number of 161 entries, with half of the 20 finalists from vineyards based in the Stellenbosch area, which included Beyerskloof, Kaapzicht,...

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg’s Elmarie Botes

Botes journey into winemaking began at Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, followed by Groot Constantia, Steenberg, Kanonkop and Jordan as an intern. After showing promise, Botes...

Paarl celebrates female winemakers during Women’s Month

According to Annelize Stroebel of the Drakenstein Local Tourism Association, which incorporates the Paarl Wine Route, Women’s Month provides the perfect platform to honour Drakenstein’s female...