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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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Benguela Cove Wins South Africa Young Wine, National Champion Awards and Five Gold Medals

By Admin | 29 September 2017

South Africa-based entrepreneur Penny Streeter has won gold and silver medals at the South African Young Wine Show for all 16 of the wines from the Benguela Cove vineyard, acquired in 2013.  This is one of the oldest wine shows in the world and annually showcases the best wines of the country’s new vintage.

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Klein Constantia triumphs at the CSWWC Awards 2017

By Admin | 29 September 2017

Klein Constantia 2013 Brut was named Best South African Sparkling Wine at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 Awards Dinner at Vintner’s Hall in London, in front of an audience of over 120 international winemakers, producers and journalists.

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Cape Point Vineyards flying high with new Cape Town Wine of Origin

By Admin | 30 August 2017

We are pleased to inform you that the newly introduced Cape Point Vineyards Cape Town Sauvignon Blanc, the first wine bottled under the newly registered Wine of Origin Cape Town, has just won a British Airways Business Class tender, and will be served onboard during October, November and December. If you are lucky enough to fly in Business Class on British Airways in the next few months, make sure you enjoy a glass of this delicious wine.

If you're not lucky enough to fly business class on British Airways, you can still enjoy this wine as it's available from Swig, £14.95.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

There's been a lot of talk of late about the potential of buying South Africa's fine wines as investments. This is a completely new development, and it's not without its sceptics. But many think the fact that it is being talked about suggests that South Africa's top wines have come of age.   Wine investment is nothing new. The classic well-to-do English wine connoisseur would typically buy more Bordeaux en primeur (the process by which the top wines are offered in the spring following the vintage as futures, before they are even bottled) than he or she needed. Typically, between buying the wines and drinking them, the value of the wines would have increased, so they would sell off some of their wine and, if they were lucky, drink for free.

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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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