WINES OF SA NEWS

,

WELCOME TO OUR WORLD OF DISCOVERY AT PROWEIN

Hall 9: B28, B38 and B48 There will be approximately 85 exhibitors representing their wines at the Wines of South Africa pavilions at ProWein 2016. These range from major multi-brand owners and co-operatives to smaller independent winemakers, all keen to showcase their unique and innovative offerings. >> READ MORE

WORLD OF DISCOVERY AT PROWEIN GERMANY 2017

Hall 9: B28, B38 and B48 This year the South African wine industry will be represented by approximately 85 exhibitors who will be showcasing their wines at the Wines of South Africa pavilions at ProWein Düsseldorf, Germany from the 19 – 21 March 2017. >> READ MORE

WINES OF SOUTH AFRICA BRINGS REFRESHED COUNTRY POSITIONING TO PROWEIN 2016

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) will present a refreshed country image at this year’s ProWein trade show in March, incorporating an updated stand design, plus newly created logo and strapline, “welcome to our world of discovery”. The new positioning aims to place more emphasis on South Africa’s innovative culture and the warm South African welcome, which is one of the four pillars of Wines of South Africa’s brand positioning. The other three pillars are heritage, environment and production integrity. >> READ MORE

EXHIBITOR NEWS

Top Cape wine estates team up to showcase Cape Vintner Classification (CVC) at ProWein 2017

The Cape’s leading estate wine producers have launched an independent association to build South Africa’s reputation as a producer of world-class wines and promote the Cape’s distinctive site specific wines. Currently with 24 accredited members and a further 12 in the pipeline, the CVC will be showcasing 10 of its best site specific wines at ProWein. >> READ MORE

HARVEST IS FINISHED AND THE MAGIC BEGINS

The fruit from Seven Springs Vineyards has been safely harvested and is now in the winery under the care of talented young winemaker Riana van der Merwe. >> READ MORE

SA CELLAR WORKER OF THE YEAR DREAMS OF BECOMING A WINEMAKER

Ivan Xelelo, a senior cellar assistant at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, has been named SA Cellar Worker of the Year 2016, taking a big step closer to realising his dream of becoming a winemaker. >> READ MORE

LOURENSFORD TOPS ENERGY CONSERVATION AT GREEN AWARDS

November 2016 - Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, having invested over R7 million to install 686kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plants on the roof of the winery and the packshed, has been named Best Farming Practice Winner in the Leadership in Energy Conservation category at the Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2016 for the second consecutive year. >> READ MORE

FIRST TIME EXHIBITORS SEVEN SPRINGS VINEYARDS MAKE THEIR DEBUT AT PROWEIN

First time exhibitors Seven Springs Vineyards is an up and coming boutique South African wine producer making their debut at Prowein 2017. >> READ MORE

Ethical production from vineyard to cellar

WIETA certification explained >> READ MORE

Glamorous wine magazine released

A one of a kind glossy wine magazine about one of South Africa’s boutique Estate producers, Aaldering, was just released. >> READ MORE

By the Glass in KLM World Business Class: Aaldering Pinotage

KLM World Business Class selects the Michelangelo Double Gold awarded Aaldering Pinotage 2012. >> READ MORE

Fairview delves deeper into the Darling Terroir

High above the town of Darling looking to the ocean, Drie Papen Fontein pays tribute to mighty boulders perched among the dryland vineyards which Fairview planted here in 2001. >> READ MORE

Fairview explores Piekenierskloof Grenache

Celebrated for its old Grenache, the high lying vineyards of Piekenierskloof grow in extreme dryland conditions perfectly suited to the hardy Grenache vines. >> READ MORE

Bergsig Estate

Bergsig Estate – offers “A tradition of quality” in “the valley of the slow-ripening grape” >> READ MORE

The Legacy of L'Avenir

A proudly South African estate with a touch of French flair >> READ MORE

Premium Rosé Crafted from Premium Soils

With the aim of creating a rosé of international standards, L'Avenir have released their flagship GlenRosé. >> READ MORE

Top Billing Features L'Avenir Wine Estate

As one of the Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge 2015 winners, L'Avenir was featured on Top Billing >> READ MORE

Waterkloof releases 2015 Seriously Cool duo

Old vines, cool coastal sites and unadulterated winemaking make for a Cinsault and Chenin Blanc to be taken seriously. >> READ MORE

2016 South African Wine Grape Harvest Expectations

It might be a challenging year for South Africa, but up till now it has been more interesting than negative and I look forward to what we can do with the 2016 harvest", says La Motte Cellarmaster, Edmund Terblanche. >> READ MORE

South African Wine Estate stands out in 2016 Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards

Commended by the international judging panel for its standout entry, variety of experiences as well as the thought and detail behind its offering, Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate has again been acknowledged by the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards for Best Food and Wine Matching Experience. This is the third time La Motte has won this prestigious award after also receiving top honours in 2013 and 2015. >> READ MORE

Fresh new look for cool climate Strandveld Vineyards wines

Strandveld Vineyards, champions of cool climate wines from vineyards near Cape Agulhas, has revealed a brand new look for its First Sighting wines that harks back to the discovery of Africa’s southernmost tip during the era of early maritime explorers. >> READ MORE