Capewine 2018 attracted a record 2,414 visitors from 66 different countries, which is 27% more visitors than the previous event held in 2015.

Wines of South Africa has launched a new UK generic tasting for the trade only, called ‘Intrepid South Africa’.

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’s major trade show, Cape 2015 is to be sponsored for the first time by express logistics company, DHL Express.

The inaugural AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2014 (AfrABCWA), regarded by the organisers as possibly the most extraordinary international wine event ever seen in South Africa, will set a local philanthropic precedent.

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) is the name of a new grouping of like-minded, independent producers which aims to highlight the quality and diversity of South Africa’s premium wines has been launched to raise the profile of Premium South African wine.

South Africa’s 2012 exports reached 417 million litres, the largest amount that the country has exported to date and 10 million litres more than the previous record, according to Wines of South Africa (Wosa) the generic body for the South African 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.

Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa have come together to launch a collaborative generic tasting for 2013 - called The Beautiful South.

Cape 2012 is best ever

01 October, 2012

The Cape 2012 trade exhibition, which took place last week in Cape Town, was the “best ever”, according to the chairman of Wines of South Africa (Wosa), Johann Krige.

After 14 years with McGuigan Wines, Paul Schaafsma, Accolade Wines’ general manager for the UK, Ireland, Africa, Middle East and South America, is acquainting himself with the company and the clock is ticking on the 90 days he has to come up with a strategic plan.

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

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