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02/03/16

Tourism based on South Africa's wine industry has the potential to more than double in size in the next nine years as the declining value of the rand makes the country increasingly attractive to visitors, according to an organization representing producers.

01/21/16

Winemakers battled the blaze overnight on Simonsberg mountain, with some reporting damage to vines

01/20/16

A standout for ecological activism in a standout region is Graham Beck Wines. Winemaker Pieter Ferreira is turning out spectacular bottles on land that goes beyond sustainably-farmed to dedicate itself to maintaining four hectares of conservation land for every one hectare they farm. In the diverse and threatened biome of the Cape Floral Kingdom, this is no small thing.

01/11/16

11/30/15

Terlato Wine Group is merging its artisan spirits division with the U.S. division of South Africa's Distell Group, forming a new joint venture based and operated out of Lake Bluff.

11/30/15

As a U.N. conference in Paris next week tries to limit climate change, wine makers from France to Australia are already changing their time-honoured methods, or even uprooting whole vineyards, as long-established weather patterns alter and the temperature rises.

10/21/15

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

10/13/15

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

10/08/15

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

09/30/15

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

09/25/15

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.

09/21/15

"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."

07/31/15

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.

06/11/15

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

06/05/15

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.

05/22/15

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

05/21/15

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

05/19/15

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

05/08/15

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."

05/08/15

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.

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