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Friday 29 May 2015

South Africa

Branson’s Cape estate unveils wine venture

UK consultancy firm Litmus Wines has announced a joint winemaking venture with Sir Richard Branson’s newly acquired Mont Rochelle estate in South Africa.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Cape Wine set for sell out show

Wines of South Africa has hailed “unprecedented” industry support for this year’s Cape Wine, with 95% of exhibitor space sold six months ahead of the trade show.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Sebeka failure shows Cape’s challenge in US

The South African partner in E&J Gallo’s high profile Sebeka brand venture has explained why the project was dropped, despite a $10 million marketing push.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Origin Wine signs MW talent

Origin Wine has recruited former Accolade Wines chief winemaker Barry Dick MW to support the company’s global expansion plans.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

South Africa aims to boost bottle over bulk

One of South Africa’s biggest wine producers is spearheading a campaign to boost the country’s exports of bottled wine in a bid to raise the country’s reputation as a premium producer.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Earliest harvest in decades for South Africa

The 2015 harvest has caught many South African winemakers off guard – and on the beach – with the grapes ripening around two weeks earlier than usual.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Jackson puts faith in ‘world class’ Cape wine

Jackson Family Wines has expressed confidence that South Africa can crack the US market as the producer prepares to release its first wine from the Cape later this year.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Top South African white blends: part two

Following on from Tim Atkin’s roundup of Mediterranean-style South African white blends, this list reveals the MW’s top Bordeaux-style white blends from the region.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Cape Wine Auction raises over R10m

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raised an “astounding” ZAR10.5 million (£554k) for children’s education in South Africa’s winelands last weekend.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Top South African white blends

South Africa’s blended white wine is a flagship for the country’s overall offering. Here, Tim Atkin MW lists his favourite Mediterranean style white blends in this strengthening category.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 2 Comments »

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