Release marks 10th harvest milestone for winemaker

 

Celebrated Helderberg wine estate Waterkloof has drawn back the curtains on the latest creation in its Circumstance range for premier, site-specific wines to reveal the Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé. For winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger, the release is especially poignant – it marks her 10th anniversary harvest at Waterkloof.

Stellenbosch Wine Routes encourages responsible wine drinking with #SoberStellies this festive season

  Stellenbosch Wine Routes is leading by example this holiday season. With thousands of tourists and holiday goers flocking to the Cape Winelands to soak up the many attractions of one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, enjoying a glass of wine is a given. This year, Stellenbosch Wine Routes’ inspiring #SoberStellies campaign, kicking off on 13 December, is setting the tone for responsible drinking behaviour.

Congratulations are in order for Aphelele Mvamva from Kayamandi in Stellenbosch, as she's been chosen as the first Drostdy Hof Graduate in a novel skills accelerator programme that will see her spending 2020 learning from some of the best minds in South Africa’s wine industry.

The year-long mentoring project, designed to fast-track her career in wine, will expose her to specialists in wine-growing, winemaking, sustainability, marketing and consumer trends. She will also spend several weeks in Sweden, one of the popular brand’s key markets, meeting consumers and members of the retail and restaurant trade.

 

We had the absolute pleasure of joining Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate welcome Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition, a bespoke collection made from pure Merlot grapes far more alluring than forbidden fruit. A match made in Eden Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate is essentially paradise for wine lovers. Perfectly positioned between mountains and ocean, the estate boasts highly diverse soil, and the cool sea breezes assist in the slow ripening of the grapes. This unique positioning is one of the reasons why Adam & Eve 2019 Limited Merlot Collector’s Edition is unrivalled in the industry.

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa and FNB are pleased to announce the top 20 contenders in the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition, South Africa's only competition exclusively devoted to Sauvignon blanc. A total of 107 producers submitted 183 wines – up from 177 last year – for this year’s competition, held for the eighth year by Sauvignon Blanc SA in collaboration with FNB.

The Cape is firmly established as “one of the most exciting wine-producing countries on the planet”, thanks to a combination of old vines, young wine-making talent, established names, varied terroirs and a can-do spirit, according to award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin, who has just released his seventh annual guide to South Africa.

The 2019 vintage was collectively celebrated with more than 300 guests attending the annual SA National Young Wine Awards this past weekend. This grand affair was hosted by the Robertson Wine Valley, presenting these exquisite silver trophies with the flair and elegance they deserve at the stately Angora Stud Farm in Bonnievale.