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Hopes are rising that South Africa's 2015 harvest could be one of the best in recent memory, with many winemakers reporting ideal conditions.


While northern wines are overwintering in the cellars, some Southern Hemisphere wineries are getting started on the 2015 vintage.


Strong bidding during the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction in South Africa saw total sales rise by 50% on the previous year, with Vrede en Lust, Saxenburg and Paul Cluver wines among the top lots.


The stars seem to be aligning for South African wine. Exports have enjoyed a good spike, laudatory reviews from international critics are pouring in and outside investment continues apace. For a country with 356 years of wine-making history, success by modern global standards has taken long enough. But South Africa had, of course, a unique obstacle to overcome.


South African wineries are overlooking opportunities elsewhere on the continent where there's a huge and growing demand for alcoholic beverages as the population becomes more affluent, according to a blog in BlouinNews. - See more at:


Chinese businessman William Wu has bought control of Swartland Winery for an undisclosed fee, marking rising interest from China in South African wine.


Chinese businessman William Wu has bought control of Swartland Winery for an undisclosed fee, marking rising interest from China in South African wine


The 2015 campaign will aim to educate and challenge American wine drinkers to experience the broad spectrum of wines available from South Africa.


In a recent feature for the drinks business Tim Atkin MW asserted that South Africa's best wines are its white blends. We asked South African winemakers for their thoughts.


Mike Ratcliffe, managing director of Warwick and Vilafonte wineries in Stellenbosch, tells Geoffrey Dean about the growing confidence in South Africa's industry.


The table included lists South African wine exports compiled from data published on the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems website. All figures are in liters.


The Cape Town International Airport is planning to produce wine right in the terminal. They're starting off small, as the plan is to just make around 700 bottles of Merlot every couple of years.


The man behind South Africa's ambitious 4G wine venture has acknowledged the challenge of creating a "new category" for the global wine market.


Richard Duckitt, winemaker at DGB's Franschhoek Cellar in South Africa, shares his thoughts on what's next for Sauvignon Blanc.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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

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