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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.


The worst drought in a century in the Western Cape has led to a large field of 'ghost vines' reappearing as the dam water that once covered them recedes.


Do you think South Africa is a country that is good at making bulk wines, but that when it comes to quality and personality falls short? Then it's time to wake up. Now! You are missing a lot of exciting and very original wines.


But how would a boy from a small village in Ulundi on KwaZuluNatal's humid north coast find his way to the hot, dry vineyards of the Cape, and acquire the skills he'd need in the process to get his foot in the cellar door?


Furthering their mission dedicated to farming sustainably and producing environmentally and ethically responsible wines, Graham Beck has completed the installation of an extensive solar system to support their electrical usage. During the project, 1,200 panels were installed on the roof of the Madeba 3 cellar in Robertson.


Dr. Jim Swan, the noted whisky expert who was best known for his handiwork in advising several new whisky distilleries around the glo[b]e, passed away suddenly yesterday in his home in Edinburgh. He was 75.


Dr Jim Swan, the whisky consultant responsible for helping shape distilleries around the world, has died.


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


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


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


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

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