Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of leading fine wines, ciders, spirits and RTDs, has sold its Uitkyk wine farm in Stellenbosch to Warwick Wine Estate

AdVini buys Ken Forrester

14 September, 2016

AdVini, the major southern French wine producer, has bought a majority shareholding in Ken Forrester’s Forrester Vineyards in South Africa.

Only about 8% of wine farms in South Africa make money, according to a leading winemaker from the Rainbow Nation

The South African wine industry has reached a crucial moment, according to the chairman of Wines  of South Africa. Christian Davis got a tip off and was there

South Africa's Cape Town is a work in progress on the cocktail scene, freelance bartender Nick Koumbarakis tells us why

Wines of South Africa has launched a new social media campaign in the run up to its Cape Wine 2015 show.

Wines of South Africa UK is launching a new event with a trade tasting targeting independent merchants and on-trade buyers.

Hamish Smith gets under the skin of South Africa’s little-known gems.

Wines of South Africa (Wosa) has opened a third international office, in Hong Kong.

Despite a challenging year Siobhan Thompson, CEO Wines of South Africa (Wosa) is optimistic that South African wines are on the up.

The South African wine industry expects an average sized, good quality wine grape harvest, with exceptional harvests especially in the coastal regions.

The 2013 South African wine grape harvest season exceeded the expectations, according to Vinpro a service organisation for 3,600 South African wine producers.

Wines of South Africa has said that riots in the Western Cape don't appear to be connected to the wine industry.

Tourism, not agriculture, is the future for the Western Cape, according to Charles Back, whose Fairview farm is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa.

The 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers’ Guild Auction recorded the highest turnover ever of R5,739,000*, excluding VAT, with a sellout of all the wines.

Guala Closures, a leading maker of aluminium closures for spirits and wines, has bought the Metal Closures division of South African company, MCG Industries.

Troy Christensen, Accolade Wines' American CEO, is not a man encumbered with traditional values. Wine may traditionally come in 75cl bottles with a cork closure but what interests him is the move to pouches, bag-in-box and ready-to-serves (RTS).

A leading South African businessman has called for the Rainbow nation’s wine industry to work towards becoming the world’s number one producer.

Wines of South Africa has announced that the first wines to carry South Africa’s new, fully traceable, ethical seal will be showcased at Cape Wine 2012, later this month.

The South African wine industry has launched a new seal, which will guarantee that the wine has been produced in line with fair labour practices, outlined and audited by the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA), which was established over a decade ago.

Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is the winner of Wine Intelligence’s inaugural ‘10 for 10 Business Award’.

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its Olmeca tequila liqueurs in South Africa.

South Africa: Patron has launched its first billboard campaign outside of the US. 

South Africa: The KWV board has announced that CEO Thys Loubser (pictured) has resigned as company CEO with immediate effect.

Jameson has devised a trio of St Patrick’s day promotions, including a global music event, radio broadcast and a special edition bottle.

First Cape Wines has announced it will sponsor the British and Irish Lions rugby tour of Australia in 2013.

Irish whiskey Jameson has launched a new expression in South Africa. Jameson Select Reserve is made from a blend of small batch grain whiskey, not found in any other Jameson expression, and single Irish pot still whiskey.

Wines Of South Africa’s (WOSA) first Sommelier World Cup has been won by an American.

Confusion reigns in South Africa as new reports suggest mining applications in the winelands have not been withdrawn.

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