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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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Vivat Bacchus teams up with Kaapzicht Estate to support Pebbles Project

By Admin | 15 May 2017

Vivat Bacchus are teaming up with Kaapzicht Estate in their Pebbles Charity Project. From 1st June 2017, 50p from the sale of every bottle of Kaapzicht Estate wine and all Vivat Bacchus own label wine will go towards Kaapzicht Estate’s charity work with the Pebbles Project.

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#DrinkChenin

Join us on 17th June for #DrinkChenin Day

By Admin | 10 May 2017

Drink Chenin Day is taking place on Saturday 17th June and this year we are going to run a Taste & Tweet celebrating this versitile grape variety. If you would like to get involved, please email your full name, delivery address, Twitter handle and date of birth to info at winesofsa dot com. We will send the first 25 entrants a bottle of Chenin Blanc to taste with us on 17th June. All we ask is that you are over 18, live in the UK and please use #DrinkChenin when posting. If you are not on Twitter, we will be posting on Instagram and Facebook too. 

Of course, as it's a Saturday, why not invite some pals around for a Braai (BBQ) and share the fun with good friends and great food.

In addition, we will be showcasing Chenin Blanc on our stand at The Wine Gang tasting - click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate

Benguela Cove recreate South African style wine tourism experience in the UK

By Admin | 8 May 2017

When you visit the South African winelands, it's not hard to find activities to enjoy before you set about tasting wine and taking in spectacular views over a delicious lunch.  Now, you don't need to travel all the way to South Africa to experience the hospitality and experience offered on vineyards in the Cape. Entrepreneur, Penny Streeter OBE, is bringing the experience to you. As the owner of Benguela Cove, a vineyard in Hermanus, the Walker Bay region of South Africa, Penny decided to buy Mannings Heath Golf Club to develop it into the UK's first golf and wine estate, with wine tastings and pairings.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

On a recent trip to South Africa, I was treated to a remarkable, one-off tasting. It was of Mèthode Cap Classique (MCC), which is the South African name for bottle-fermented sparkling wines. Canadian wine journalist Treve Ring, who I was travelling with, has a keen interest in sparkling wine, as do I, and so we were thrilled when WOSA managed to get word out that we wanted to do a serious, in-depth deep-dive into MCC, to see how things are going with sparkling wines here.

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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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