Industry body Wines of South Africa remains upbeat about prospects, despite last week’s Export Report revealing that the overall value of SA’s exports declined, most SA wines are attaining better prices than before.
Though officially just three years old, the Old Vine Project has been simmering for much longer, dedicated to harnessing deep-rooted flavour from vines that have been absorbing the essence of the South African Winelands for 35 years or more and, discovers Emile Joubert, rejuvenating the wine industry in the process.
UK journalist says the Cape is now firmly established as “one of the most exciting wine-producing countries on the planet”.
This year’s winners of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge provide ample evidence of South Africa’s major advances with the variety, according to Ina Smith, manager of the Chenin Blanc Association.
The inaugural Strauss & Co Fine Wine auction held on Saturday 8 June at Strauss & Co’s new auction venue in Houghton was a ‘great success’ according to chairperson Frank Kilbourn.
Stellenbosch Wine Routes (SWR) and Stellenbosch 360 (S360) have agreed on a bold plan to bring stakeholders together and grow the tourism and experience economy in Stellenbosch.