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South African wine bottles get 'smart'

South African wine bottles get ‘smart’

South African website wine.co.za is offering free QR-codes - codes that can be read by smartphones - to local wine estates for use on their bottles, giving consumers quick and easy access to information about the wine on the internet.

Soweto wine fest set for record crowd

The upcoming Soweto Wine Festival looks set to be the biggest of its kind yet, with organisers bracing for a record number of visitors.
Raise your glass to Gugulethu

Wine route celebrates 40 years

The original Stellenbosch Wine Route, arguably one of the Western Cape province's most popular tourist attractions, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
SA wine farms invest in biodiversity

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‘Huge potential’ for SA wine tourism

Wine tourism contributed an estimated R4.3-billion to South Africa's overall tourism revenue in 2009, and still has huge potential for further growth, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.
Trailblazer: Robyn Wienand

South African wine farms invest in biodiversity

The World Wide Fund for Nature's Biodiversity and Wine Initiative was established in 2004 with the aim of boosting joint efforts between conservation groups and South Africa's wine industry, and now boasts 195 members.
SA wines lead 'green' label drive

Wine Festival comes to Guguletu

Wine Festival comes to Guguletu

Businessmen Mzoli Ngcawuzele and Lungile Mbalo from Mzoli's Place have hired the Soweto Wine Festival organising team to launch the first Guguletu Wine Festival, taking place on the rooftop of the Guguletu Square Mall in Cape Town on 27 and 28 May.
Top 'green' rating for Wines of SA

Swedish wine award for Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch in the Western Cape has been given the prestigious Wine Town of the Year Award for 2011 by the influential Swedish wine club Munskankarna, the first time this honour has gone to a wine region outside of the European Union.
Top marks for South African wines in US

Top marks for South African wines in US

South African wine and spirits maker KWV is continuing to establish itself a world leaders in the wine industry, with two of the company's premium wines recently scoring top marks in a prominent US publication, Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

South African wines reap international rewards

South African wines have performed impressively of late at numerous prestigious international wine awards. Against strong competition from overseas, the local wine industry has proved yet again that wine is one of South Africa’s most successful exports.
SA scoops world wine awards

Cape Classics win over US wine lovers

Cape Classics win over US wine lovers

When Andre Shearer founded Cape Classics in New York in 1992, the American wine market was regarded as too tough for South African exporters to crack. Today, his company is the biggest US importer of high-end South African wines, representing 21 of the Cape's finest estates and labels.


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