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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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La Cité du Vin

A weekend dedicated to South Africa at the Cité du vin in Bordeaux

By Admin | 7 November 2016

Enjoy a weekend dedicated to South Africa and our wines at the La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux. 

The weekend dedicated to South Africa will be a truely immersive experience where you can not only taste our delicious wines but also enjoy music, workshops, food and wine matching and much more. Find out more on our blog here or visit the Cité du Vin website here or visit their event page on facebook

Find out how to get to the La Cité du Vin here. We'll see you in Bordeaux! 

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Tim Atkin MW's 2016 South Africa Special Report

By Admin | 15 September 2016

In his fourth annual guide to South Africa, award-winning British wine-writer and Master of Wine Tim Atkin says the 2015 vintage is “the best I’ve tasted in 26 years of writing about the country’s wines” and should be a springboard to global recognition.

"A winning combination of better viticulture, the development of new wine regions and the emergence of a young generation of wine-making talent make South Africa the most dynamic wine-producing country in the world right now,” he says. Atkin singles out Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Méthode Cap Classique wines for special praise in his 2016 report.

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Benguela Cove wine estate

UK Launch of Benguela Cove Wines - and first Golf & Wine Estate

By Admin | 15 September 2016

When we recieved an email about a winery and golf course was opening, we naturally assumeed that we'd have to fork out the cost of a flight to South Africa to get there. Imagine then, when we realised that the golf course was actually in the UK and we could enjoy a slice of the South African lifestyle without getting on a plane. Hurrah! 

Launced in September, the UK's first golf and wine estate at Mannings Heath golf club in Surrey showcases wines from Benguela Cove which are produced in the beautiful Walker Bay region of South Africa. 

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

The interesting thing about wine is that you only get one chance a year to make it. So for the average winemaker, retiring at a normal age, you might get to make 40 or so vintages in your lifetime, unless of course you switch hemispheres in your winter and go to work somewhere else.   Wine is an expression of place; it's also an expression of a particular year. For the winegrower who also tends their own vines, there's a special significance to vintage time. From the time the vine buds, to the point where the flowering occurs, to the point where grapes begin developing, to the point of veraison when the skins soften and red grapes chance colour, to the point of deciding when to pick, the winegrower tracks the progress of vintage. That year is then something they try to capture in the wine, as the grapes enter the cellar. It's only after several months that they will really know the personality of the vintage they have just lived through, when the baby wines begin to show what they are about. Along the way, there are many things that can go wrong: frost, disease, pests, microbial disasters in the wine. It's a complicated business, but when it does well, it’s worth all the anxiety and toil.

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In Jo's glass

I was recently in South Africa for Cape Wine and managed to taste several vintages of the delicious Vin de Constance from Klein Constantia. I usually opt for a sweet wine at the end of a meal instead of a pudding and The Vin de Constance is a perfect way to end a meal. It's rich and opulent with stone fruits, vanilla and a hint of spice yet it is also fresh, balanced and has a long, moreish finish. Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, highly rated both the 2011 and 2012 in his most recent report on South Africa which is available to download for £15 on timatkin.com.  

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