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Around 10% of global Sauvignon plantings are located in South Africa. Christian Eedes pays a visit to prominent Durbanville estate Diemersdal to discuss its take on the varietal with winemaker Thys Louw.


Rosemary Mosia, who owns The Bridge Hope Wines, is a committed winemaker, but it's been a tough path to success in a male-dominated industry. She tells us more


The registration in South Africa, the seventh largest Scotch Whisky market by volume according to the SWA, marked a milestone for Scotland's national drink in its largest export market in Africa, and one of the largest in the world, said chief executive Karen Betts.


A regional South Australian wine body is calling for officials to crack down on weed spraying "recklessness", or banning products, amid a spike in reports of chemical damage due to spray drift


The city is experiencing a record-low water drought and city officials say soon they may have to take extraordinary steps to restrict water usage


South Africa could be facing its smallest crop in over a decade, a grimmer prediction by the local wine industry body than earlier assessments last November, mainly due to the persistent drought that has been ravaging the Western Cape area for months.


VinPro, an industry organisation, explains that frost aside from the drought - frost and hail are other factors which have impacted on this season's crop harvest.


The Mullineux wines are available for sale to the trade through Skurnik beginning January, 2018.


South Africa, the world's seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said.


The South African wine industry is bracing itself for the smallest harvest in more than a decade as the drought and water shortages in the Western Cape threatens farms and wineries that employ thousands of seasonal workers.


After discovering that his favorite South African wines were unavailable in the U.S., James Clark decided to import them


A winegrower has been shot and killed in Stellenbosch adding to growing concern over a "sudden wave" of attacks on farmers throughout the Western Cape


Jackson Family Wines has just bottled its first single-vineyard Chardonnay from its property in South Africa.


Andrea Mullineux is the co-owner and winemaker at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines in South Africa's Swartland. A graduate at California UC Davis, Mullineux honed her skills in Napa Valley and Chateauneuf-du-Pape before returning to the Swartland with her husband Chris to open their winery in 2017.


South Africa's imported wine volume in the US is up 13 percent for 2017 over the same period of 2016, according to a second quarter Gomberg-Fredriksen report. As South Africa's wine industry continues to ripen with discovery for industry and consumers, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) US ( predicts continued growth in this sector.


Sauvignon Blanc has become the go-to grape for myriad consumers worldwide. Christian Eedes, editor of, looks at how South African wine producers are revisiting the varietal to add complexity and interest.


Each program is geared toward enriching and adding value on a range of levels to wine industry workers, including land ownership, education, health care, training and business opportunities. The documentary can be viewed for free on YouTube.


Backsberg Estate Cellars in South Africa, with support from US importer, Marquee Selections, has appointed Bryce Gillespie in the position of U.S. Sales and Export Manager as of February 1. The position was created to capitalize on the growing U.S. wine market and provide valuable support for distributor sales teams.


Some outstanding and much talked about wine producers in South Africa at the moment make wine that are different from what you normally would expect from this country. They make small quantities and they are based in lesser-known regions.


The profile of South African wine is set to attract greater international attention now that the development of a new district, Wine of Origin Cape Town, has been approved by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. This ground-breaking move aimed at elevating the profile of South African wine through a direct association to Cape Town will unite the wine wards of Constantia, Durbanville, Philadelphia and Hout Bay.

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