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09/26/14

An influx of new talent is pushing to make South African wines some of the very best in the world

09/22/14

After the end of apartheid in the 1990s, South Africa's wines reentered the world market, and its winemakers traveled to work harvests in Europe, the Americas and Australia. They brought modern winemaking techniques home with them. Their efforts are bearing fruit in exciting wines now reaching our market.

09/17/14

Speaking to the drinks business during a lunch hosted by Bancroft Wines at Ting restaurant in The Shard yesterday, Kevin Grant of Ataraxia said ...

09/17/14

South Africa's Mulderbosch, part of the Terroir Capital portfolio led by former Screaming Eagle co-owner Charles Banks, has seen growth ramp up of late, driven by a significant expansion of its rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon.

09/16/14

The hard work put into growing the UK market by South African producers is beginning to pay off, but the country still needs to bring prices in line with market, says Wines of South Africa.

07/30/14

A South African wine has decided to bypass the usual UK retail channels in favour of directly targeting farmers as its would-be consumers.

06/30/14

South African wine may still be a relatively small category in the U.S. market-with bottled shipments up 11% to 954,000 cases last year-but its expansion has accelerated lately, and key players are bullish on growth opportunities, especially at the premium end.

06/05/14

Cleaner plant material, improved fruit quality and more sensitive vinification are all contributing to the rehabilitation of South Africa's divisive Pinotage variety.

06/02/14

South Africa's 2014 wines are "really going to sort the sheep from the goats", according to producers who acknowledged one of the most difficult growing seasons in their careers.

05/26/14

A first look at vintage quality down south, with eyewitness reports from growers and winemakers

05/09/14

Back then, most vineyards were planted with Muscat to make the sweet dessert wines of Costantia, still produced today. Today, however, the majority of wines are white, with about 35 percent from the Chenin Blanc grape, there called Steen. Currently there are about 110,000 hectares planted, about the same territory as in Bordeaux

04/24/14

South Africa's harvest is set for a "mild decline" in 2014, as the picking season draws to an end.

04/15/14

Richard Branson has agreed to purchase Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard in South Africa via his Virgin Limited Edition luxury retreat business.

03/20/14

launched not one but two $360 South African wines in the U.S. and they're already claiming to be the "First Growth of the Cape"

03/13/14

Farmers will probably produce 1.42 million metric tons this season compared with 1.49 million tons harvested in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service. South Africa may bottle about 1.1 billion liters (2.42 million gallons) of wine in 2014, less than the 1.2 billion liters packaged a year earlier.

01/14/14

Exports of South African wine hit a new record volume in 2013 thanks to rising consumer interest in the UK, Germany and U.S.

01/14/14

As the world's eighth largest wine producer, South Africa's wine trade contributed 26.2 billion rand ($2.4 billion) to the country's economy with exports increasing by more than a quarter in 2013, according to the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems.

12/13/13

Premium wine producers of South Africa have created a new association called Cape Vintners Classification (CVC) at Ellerman House in Cape Town to promote the area wines globally.

12/12/13

With Nelson Mandela's blessing, the Mandela women set forth on an effort to share the family's rich heritage and historic legacy through the distinctive medium of fine wines. Their mission was to create wines that embrace the energy and soul of South Africa while encouraging the spirit of unity, family and tradition that Nelson Mandela wholeheartedly stood for.

11/05/13

South Africa will increasingly target the entire domestic market of Africa along with the US as trading conditions become ever more challenging in mature export markets such as the UK, according to the new head of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

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