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Flying high with Piwosa - A unique first for South African wine in Asia
Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (Piwosa), a collective of like-minded, privately owned premium wineries, is about to grab the attention of Asian markets by working together to raise the bar for the reputation of South African wines, when a first of its kind roadshow by an independent group kicks off in Asia this April.
We're celebrating Cab Franc country-wide this year
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of unusual varietals in Gauteng will also get the chance to experience this grape.
Trends shaping and millennial wine drinking behaviour in 2017
It is predicted that millennials will increasingly contribute to sales in the fine wine category. 
Wines of the year (5) South African stars
I’m continuing the theme of wines of the year. This year I tasted a lot of very good South African wines, both on my three visits, and also in London. These are the ones I liked the most, out of a very strong selection. These are seriously good wines.
The Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes two new members
Two accomplished Stellenbosch winemakers, Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines and Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Estate have joined the ranks of the Cape Winemakers Guild.
B Vintners WOW Wine Spectator
In the latest issue of Wine Spectator, James Molesworth pronounces South Africa as offering one of the most exciting line-ups of any major wine region today and picks Gavin Bruwer and Bruwer Raats as leading the way with their new venture B Vintners Vine Exploration Company.
Platter hat trick for Mvemve Raats
The MR de Compostella crafted by winemakers Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve has once again proven its stellar reputation by scoring its third 5-star rating in the 2017 edition of the definitive Platter Guide.
Strong showing of white wines at 2016 Nederburg Auction
South African white wines again caught the eye at the annual Nederburg Auction selection, with several world-class Chenins and Chardonnays selected for the Auction proving that these varietals benefit greatly from further ageing.
Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert
“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. Gregory, who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, believes South Africa already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment. presents the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016
In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, is pleased to announce the second annual Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends.
The Grand Wines Collection
The South African Wine Index (SAWi) was established with the aim of setting a quality benchmark for South African Wines. The value of SAWi’s multi-year wine performance adjudication process has earned it official recognition as a definitive measure of a given wine’s quality, irrespective of vintage.
Cabernet Franc’s Diversity Showed Off At Annual Carnival
The diversity of the Cabernet Franc varietal and terroir, and the many flavour profiles South African winemakers derive from this, was clear at a tasting presented by Cape Wine Master Christine Rudman at the spectacular Oldenburg Vineyards near Stellenbosch recently.
Rocking ratings for Raats
Winemaking cousins Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert finished 2015 on a high note with rave reviews rolling in for most of the wines in their increasingly expansive wine portfolio. Some of the accolade highlights were inclusions in the Red Wine Please! Top 25, the Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 as well as great ratings from legendary critic Neal Martin of The Wine Advocate.
Platter’s by Diners Club Launches the 2016 South African Wine Guide
The Platter’ s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016 was launched at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel on 29 October 2015 with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five star rating in the new edition – reserved for wines that are “South African classics”.
Raats Family Wines joins Twelve Apostles for monthly food and wine pairing
Friday 30 October 2015 sees Twelve Apostles Hotel Executive Chef Christo Pretorius team up with winemaker Bruwer Raats from internationally renowned Raats Family Wines in Stellenbosch for a gastronomical adventure. Food aficionados may look forward to a delicious four-course food & wine pairing dinner in Azure Restaurant, with a selection of exceptional Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs.
PIWOSA "Wine Car Boot" Fair an epic success
Over 1000 adults and their families enjoy an unforgettable day at Journey’s End Estate
New addition to Raats Family Wine
Celebrated winemaker Bruwer Raats and his cousin Gavin Bruwer Slabbert are shaking up the local wine industry with the launch of the B Vintners Vine Exploration Co. The newly released portfolio consists of a range of sublime heritage wines and unique terroir specific wines.
Don't miss the PIWOSA 'Wine Car Boot' Fair
PIWOSA, Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa, comprising thirteen of South Africa’s top independent, boutique wine producers, will be hosting a day of fine wine and epic entertainment on Sunday 13th September at Journey’s End Estate in Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Cab Franc Carnival draws a crowd for niche event
The first Cabernet Franc Carnival which took place at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West yesterday, drew a crowd of around 200 lovers of the niche varietal to this winery, itself a long-time producer of a single varietal Cabernet Franc.
Cab Franc fans will enjoy the best of the best
Not only will Cabernet Franc fans be spoilt for choice in the wine stakes when attending the first-ever Cabernet Franc Carnival at Avontuur Estate on 20 June, the rest of the entertainment will not lag behind.
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