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The South African wine industry is known for its dynamic and innovative approach as well as its top notch wines and young, creative winemakers.

The industry is progressing and changing at speed, as South Africa is increasingly recognised for premium wines and world-class wine tourism. Read all the latest news from Wines of South Africa...

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Nederburg is top performer in the winemag.co.za 10-Year-Old Wine Report with seven wines rating 90-plus

By Admin | 5 March 2019

Winemag.co.za has released its 10-Year-Old Wine Awards 2019 - featuring wines from the 2009 vintage.

92 entries from 42 producers were entered into the tasting (compared to 56 from 27 last year) and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, with scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

Nederburg was the top performing cellar with seven wines rating 90-plus, these being II Centuries Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (91), Ingenuity White 2009 (90), Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (92), Private Bin R181 Merlot 2009 (90), Private Bin Eminence 2009 (93), Private Bin Edelkeur 2009 (90) and The Winemaster’s Reserve Collection Noble Late Harvest 2009 (92).

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#MeetSouthAfrica

By Admin | 27 February 2019

Brand South Africa, together with partners, South African Chamber of Commerce, Wines of South Africa, South African Airways and South African Tourism, invites you to join us on a roadshow to meet communities.

If you are a #GlobalSouthAfrican #SAFFA or wish to know more about #SouthAfrica, join us as we engage with communities in the #Middlands in the #UK.

Find out more here

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Like cycling? Win in a Cervelo road bike with Nederburg

By Admin | 6 December 2018

One of South Africa's leading wine producers, Nederburg has invested £1million in its cycling partnership with Team Dimension Data (TDD) who ride for South African Non-Profit Qhubeka.

The sponsorship, launched in 2016, helps to raise funds to help move people in Africa forward with bicycles. With bicycles, people can travel faster and further, and simply carry more. 

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

Back in 2010 I visited Elim, on the Cape South Coast. That's almost nine years ago now, and back then it seemed a relatively new wine region full of promise, largely because this was one of the coolest regions in South Africa. And, as we know, grapes tend to perform best when they are grown near the margins of where ripeness is possible. In the Cape there's no shortage of sunshine and heat in most wine regions, so cool-climate viticultural areas are prized. And Elim competes with Elgin for the prize of the coolest Cape wine region. However, cool climates do bring their challenges, leaving very little margin for error with the grape growing.

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In Susan's glass

I fell in love with South Africa and the wines a few years ago. The recent MasterChef UK final took me right back to a holiday I had there. They went to the same Game Reserve that we stayed at and we also went to Reuben Riffel's restaurant in Franschhoek the night before my friends wedding - it was great to see Reuben as a guest judge too! Watching that episode seemed like the perfect excuse to open this beautiful bottle of Semillon from Boekenhoutskloof. What a delicious wine! 

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