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South Africa makes 4.2% of the world's wine. But in the U.S., its wine world is a dark continent.


the Nederberg Auction of Rare South African Wine in Paarl invited British wine writer and personality Robert Joseph to deliver the keynote address. I wasn't there in person but the full transcript is available online


South Africa's Three-Day Triennial Wine Fair Highlights New Level of Quality and Distinction from the New World's Most Exciting Wine-Producing Country


The South African Wine and Spirit Board (WSB) made amendments to its wine regulations last month following extensive lobbying from the Swartland Independent group of winemakers


South Africa's wine industry faces a real threat to its future if the country cannot raise prices to resolve the current lack of profitability.


"South Africa is the ideal platform to launch Helix to the New World, and we are confident the market here will be as enthusiastic about this product as we are."


A Western Cape winery, which is aiming to revolutionize the winemaking industry by using rooibos in the production of wines, has released a white wine with no sulphites or other preservatives added.


Excellent 2015 Harvest, New Investments and Exciting Marketing Initiatives, All Positive Indicators For South African Wine Industry


The most famous name in South Africa is about to become one of the most famous names in South African wine. It seems ordained. The House of Mandela, with a smattering of selections just launched across Canada, could also draw valuable attention to a national industry struggling to gain more ground globally against bargain competition from such countries as Chile and Argentina.


South Africa needs to evolve its premium wines and offer wines better suited to the terroir, leading South African producer has said.


A new South African wine classification aims to tackle the country's difficulty in building a more upmarket identity for its wines.


Short and sweet sums up South Africa's vintage, but it wasn't without drama.


South Africa's official harvest report said that the 2015 harvest will be recorded "as one of the driest and earliest in years, with a somewhat smaller wine grape harvest promising exceptional wines."


Winemakers in South Africa expect to make 'exceptional' wines from the 2015 harvest, which was one of the driest and earliest in years, says a new report by trade body VinPro.


Cape Wine 2015, a triennial wine industry event in Cape Town, South Africa, is experiencing record numbers of participation; 95% of the exhibitor space is sold out six months ahead of the September show, as well as all "early bird" consumer tickets. Siobhan Thompson, CEO of event host, Wines of South Africa (WOSA), attributes the increased awareness to growing foreign interest and investors in South African wines.


Raging fires have ripped through Cape vineyards, leaving winemakers worried about the rest of the harvest.


Hopes are rising that South Africa's 2015 harvest could be one of the best in recent memory, with many winemakers reporting ideal conditions.


While northern wines are overwintering in the cellars, some Southern Hemisphere wineries are getting started on the 2015 vintage.


Strong bidding during the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction in South Africa saw total sales rise by 50% on the previous year, with Vrede en Lust, Saxenburg and Paul Cluver wines among the top lots.


The stars seem to be aligning for South African wine. Exports have enjoyed a good spike, laudatory reviews from international critics are pouring in and outside investment continues apace. For a country with 356 years of wine-making history, success by modern global standards has taken long enough. But South Africa had, of course, a unique obstacle to overcome.

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