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News - Articles

Nederburg's Razvan Macici named Distell winemaking chief

25 May 2015
Razvan Macici, cellarmaster at Nederburg – Platter’s Winery of the Year for 2011 – has been appointed head winemaker of parent company Distell, a newly-created role overseeing style and quality across the group's entire wine portfolio. ... More

“Sharpen your axes,” Stellenbosch producers urged

22 May 2015
John Platter, the man himself, has been visiting the Cape. He and writer-editor wife Erica (latterly of Durban Curry cookbook fame) flew in from KwaZulu-Natal to meet their new grandchild and attend the launch of Simonsig Estate’s new premium cabernet sauvignon, The Garland 2008. ... More

2015 SA Wine Tasting Champs Gauteng winners announced

20 May 2015
Ricardo Gouveia, Lizé Oosthuizen and Janita Botha scooped the top three places in the Gauteng leg of the 2015 South African Wine Tasting Championship, the open-to-all competition aimed at educating South Africa’s winelovers and finding naturally talented fresh new palates. ... More

Future winemaking stars get Cape Cooperage Group support

18 May 2015
Second-year interns of the Cape Winemakers Guild Oenology Protégé Programme are being supported in the crafting of their own wines by the renewal for the 5th consecutive year of a barrel sponsorship by Cape Cooperage Group (CCG). ... More

Fine Brandy Fusion 2015 dates announced

18 March 2015
Fine Brandy Fusion Johannesburg, premier annual showcase of South Africa’s brandies, takes place this year at the Sandton Convention Centre on June 4 and 5, affording the opportunity to rub shoulders with celebrities, learn from brandy masters and taste their world-class creations. ... More

Breedekloof BEE venture celebrates first harvest

17 March 2015
Breedekloof farm Fynbos, a black economic empowerment (BEE) venture involving the Lategan family and Bergsig Wine Estate employees, has harvested its first pinotage and chenin blanc grapes – a proud moment for all involved. ... More