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01/06/17

A wildfire that raged for four days throughout South Africa's Western Cape has damaged four wine estates in the Somerset area, including Vergelegen, Waterkloof, Morgenster and Lourensford

01/06/17

The Lourensford wine estate dates back to the 1700s and was established by Adrian van der Stel, who was Governor of the Cape

01/06/17

Firefighters worked through the night to tackle the flames, which have been aided by dry vegetation and strong winds.

11/22/16

The controversy over worker conditions in some South African wineries has prompted government action.

11/21/16

Five wine farms in South Africa have been served non-compliance notices by the Western Cape Department of Labour following a documentary by a Danish filmmaker that sought to expose mistreatment of workers

11/04/16

Jane Anson writes an article that has taken two decades to reach maturity - bringing a personal angle to the new era created by the end of apartheid and the opening up of South African wine to the world.

11/01/16

What is needed now is more support of the industry ...

10/21/16

Torrid weather from El Niño in South America to frost and hail in France means that the world will produce millions fewer bottles of wine in 2016, the International Organisation for Vine & Wine has predicted.

10/21/16

Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn't unduly suffer.

10/20/16

South America, particularly Argentina and Chile, sees biggest decline, a potential worry for fans of wines such as malbec

10/17/16

Klein Constantia decided to unpack their museum stock in order to do just this, share the wines from previous vintages with those interested and to this end invited media, retail and sommeliers to discuss which wines could possibly be released in small batches, pending availability.

10/17/16

Sensory information, knowledge, expectation - and showmanship - all influence whether we deem a wine 'good'

10/17/16

Consumer-focused investment group, Vasari, supported by Investec, has completed the acquisition of KWV Group's operational assets for R1.15 billion after it was announced in May 2016. The acquisition was secured by overwhelming shareholder support and with approval from the South African Competition Commission.

10/13/16

The WBWE on the 21st and 22nd of November 2016 in Amsterdam is expecting about 230 exhibitors and 6.000 visitors / pre-registration is now open

10/07/16

Last month the French wine giant AdVini acquired 51% of Ken Forrester Wines, a major producer in the South African wine industry -- the most recent example of a number of acquisitions over the past few years.

09/23/16

Cinsault is experiencing a resurgence with winemakers turning toward their country's old vines to produce varietal and single vineyard Cinsault

09/19/16

AdVini buys 51 percent of Stellenbosch company; founder will remain as CEO

09/09/16

South Africa is "the most dynamic wine-producing country in the world", according to wine writer Tim Atkin

09/07/16

Quinta Essentia is a Chenin Blanc made from old bush vines in Stellenbosch, the South African wine region that has a centuries-long history that has emerged as one of the pre-eminent sources of finely crafted Chenin Blanc alongside France's Loire Valley.

08/24/16

"As we continue to educate the public, we're thrilled to see consumers viewing South Africa, not only as a great region for value, but for quality as well," said Jim Clarke, Wines of South Africa US Marketing Manager. "To see value of sales jump 25% in just 12 months is a true testament to both the skill and dedication of our wine makers, and the diligence of top-notch importers to bring those wines to market."

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