UK consultancy firm Litmus Wines has announced a joint winemaking venture with Sir Richard Branson’s newly acquired Mont Rochelle estate in South Africa.
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.
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.
Origin Wine has recruited former Accolade Wines chief winemaker Barry Dick MW to support the company’s global expansion plans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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