May 16, 2024

A Journey Through the Vineyards of the Western Cape

Located at the southern tip of Africa, the Western Cape is not just a stunningly beautiful landscape blessed with majestic mountains and lush valleys, but also the heartland of South African winemaking. This region, blessed with a Mediterranean climate and diverse terroirs, stands as a reflection of centuries-old traditions of viticulture and winemaking. The Western […]

May 6, 2024

Stellenbosch hosts annual Wine Tourism Conference highlighting industry growth

The 8th Annual Wine Tourism Conference, scheduled for 30 May 2024, presents an impressive lineup of international and local speakers tackling “The Business Case for Wine Tourism.” Set in the scenic Stellenbosch at Lanzerac, the event is designed to underscore the expanding of wine tourism, evidenced by significant increases in international tourist arrivals and heightened […]

April 11, 2024

A Journey Through the Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival

Begin a culinary and vinicultural adventure at the Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for the 27 – 28 April 2024 at the Claremont Cricket Club in Constantia. This gathering is set to be a paradise for food lovers and wine enthusiasts, featuring an extensive selection of award-winning wines alongside a variety of […]

March 28, 2024

Wine tourism evolves, merging tradition with modern innovation

In 2024, under the guidance of Elmarie Rabe, Chairperson of the SA Wine Routes Forum and Manager of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the wine tourism industry is embracing a transformative era marked by consumer-driven trends, sustainability, and technological innovation. Rabe highlights the increasing demand for authentic, local experiences, with travellers seeking out smaller, family-run wineries […]

March 19, 2024

Pioneering Initiative Launched to Advance SA Chenin Blanc to New Heights

South Africa Wine, the South African Grape and Wine Research Institute (SAGWRI), Stellenbosch University, and the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa (CBA) are launching a pioneering initiative to advance the prominence and economic viability of South African Chenin Blanc. Titled Premiumisation and Value Growth of South African Chenin Blanc Wine, this collaborative effort, spearheaded […]

March 18, 2024

South Africa Wine Summit Sets New Course for Industry’s Future

The South Africa Wine Summit heralds an exciting new chapter for the country’s wine industry. Hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on May 23, the summit serves as a platform for industry leaders, stakeholders, and media to come together, exchange insights, and discuss the direction that will shape the future of South […]

January 29, 2024

Stellenbosch Goes Big with a Festive Bash for the 365th Wine Harvest Celebrations

The Stellenbosch Harvest Parade, a cornerstone of the South African wine calendar, unfolded with vibrant festivity on Saturday, 27 January 2024, weaving through the historic streets of Stellenbosch. This annual event, deeply entrenched in tradition and community spirit, marked the prelude to the official celebration of South Africa’s wine harvest on February 2nd. The parade […]

January 25, 2024

Grand Constance and the story of South African Wine

Groot Constantia’s Grand Constance wine is a true embodiment of South Africa’s wine history and its delectable amber contents make for a remarkable story. As South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm, Groot Constantia has produced wine since 1685. Story Of Wine Pioneer Simon van der Stel founded Groot Constantia, and over the centuries, it has had […]