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Reyneke Wines' Biodynamic Syrah gets positive ratings

Reyneke Wines' 2015 vintage Biodynamic Syrah has received positive ratings in Tim Atkin's 2017 South African Report, The Wine Advocate and Decanter magazine. Tim Atkin's 2017 South African Report rated the wine 94 points out of a 100, The Wine Advocate gave it 93 points out of a 100, and...

19 Sep 2017

Constantia Glen wins gold medal

Constantia Glen has been awarded a gold medal at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition. The wine estate also accumulated 90+ ratings out of a 100 for all four of its signature wines at the competition. The event was held in London.

15 Sep 2017

Cape Classics nominated for importer of the year

Cape Classics has been nominated for importer of the year in the 2017 Wine Stars Awards given by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The winners are to be announced on 9 November 2017 and will be honoured at a gala to be held in Miami, Florida in January 2017.

13 Sep 2017

Anthonij Rupert Wyne introduces new wine

Anthonij Rupert Wyne has released a new wine titled the 'Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016', which pays homage to Jean Roi. The wine is a Provençal style rosé that has a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz. The wine is a limited release.

29 Aug 2017

Spier 21 Gables awarded a top 10 titile

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc has been awarded a title at this year's Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 challenge. The Chenin Blanc has been included in the awards for the previous two years as a title winner.

29 Aug 2017

Delheim extends red wine portfolio

Delheim Estate recently released a wine that adds to its vintage red wine portfolio. The wine, which is titled the 'Grand Reserve 2014', is crafted from vineyard-to-bottle and the grapes that were used for its creation were picked by hand. As with the estate's previous wine release, the Grand...

29 Aug 2017

Groote Post wins gold (thrice) at 2017 Gold Awards

The Groote Post winery won gold for three of its wines at the 2017 Gold Awards, namely its Sauvignon Blanc 2017, The Old Man's Blend White 2017, and The Old Man's Blend Red 2016. This year, the Gold Wine Awards considered wines that are priced under R110 per bottle. The wines were judged by...

24 Aug 2017

High court rules that poultry dubbing contravenes Animals Protection Act

South Gauteng High Court judge Willem Van der Linde ruled that the dubbing of chickens constitutes a contravention of the Animals Protection Act No 71 of 1962. The Eastern Cape Poultry Club brought forward an application for a declaration order to state that the practice of dubbing poultry show...

17 Aug 2017

GWK expands in NC with Noordkaap Lewendehawe Kuruman acquisition

GWK has acquired Noordkaap Lewendehawe Kuruman, which is in line with the company's expansion plans. The acquisition provides GWK with access to an increased supply of livestock in addition to infrastructure, which is favourable for GWK Auctions. GWK Auctions specialises in livestock, stud, and...

8 Aug 2017

Mbulelo Sikade wins Agri's Got Talent

Mbulelo Sikade has won the Agri's Got Talent's competition. Sikade has become the fourth person to win the competition and the event was held in Paarl. Afri-rapper Jason Baartman placed second and Jason Tiras placed in third place.

8 Aug 2017

Groot Constantia wins at Novare Terroir Awards

Groot Constantia's 2015 Gouverneurs Reserve White blend has once again been declared the winner in the Top White Blend category at the recent 2017 Novare SA Terroir Awards. In addition to this, Groot Constantia also came out on top in the Area Winner Awards category by taking home all the...

2 Aug 2017

Agri's Got Talent finalists to battle it out on stage

The 10 finalists in this year's Agri's Got Talent competition will go head to head for a final time at the Nederburg Estate, outside Paarl. The singing competition, reserved for farm, pack shed, and cellar workers in the fruit and wine industries, is a joint project between Hortgro, the VinPro...

2 Aug 2017

UFS' pharmacology department looks into high levels of inulin in Witlof root

Director of pharmacology at the University of the Free State, Dr Motlalepula Matsabisa, believes that the rich supply of inulin in the Witlof root may play an effective role in managing diabetes. The UFS is currently also testing inulin's effects on cancer cells as it is thought to have a slowing...

31 Jul 2017

Neil Ellis Wines takes gold (twice) at the IWC

Neil Ellis Wines recently received two international awards. The Neil Ellis Whitehall Chardonnay 2015, maiden vintage from a single vineyard in Elgin, and the Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, a new vintage from Jonkershoek, received a gold medal each at the 2017 International Wine...

27 Jul 2017

KZN farmers help fire-stricken Eastern Cape farmers

Kwa-Zulu Natal farmers have helped Eastern Cape farmers that have been affected by wild fires in the last month by donating over 1000 bales of animal feed. The recent wild fires have claimed lives, razed homes and devasted land. The donated bale will help see the affected farmers through...

27 Jul 2017

Pope Francis donates to Food and Agriculture Organization

Pope Francis has donated to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in an effort to support drought and conflict-stricken populations in East Africa. The Pope donated €25,000 to the organisation. The current estimate of people in need of humanitarian assistance in East...

24 Jul 2017

Agri SA gains new corporate member Pro Agri Forum

Pro Agri Forum, a group of commercial mega-farmers, has become Agri SA's newest corporate member. The new corporate member at Agri SA is a leader in the agricultural sector, guiding, investing and empowering emerging farmers through knowledge-sharing and skills development.

13 Jul 2017

Roleplayers in sugar industry reach wage agreement, avoid strike action

The Sugar Industry Bargaining Council has reached a wage agreement increase of 7.5% across the board following a three-month dispute. Wage talks had deadlocked on 31 May 2017 after the employers in the sector made a final offer of 6.5%, which resulted in UASA declaring a dispute at the CCMA....

6 Jul 2017

2017 Cape Town Flower Show postponed to 2018

Growth Events has postponed the 2017 Cape Town Flower Show as a result of the severe dry and arid conditions currently experienced in the Western Cape. The flower show is scheduled to take place at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in October 2018.

22 Jun 2017

Broiler producers introduce new category as Galliova Awards sponsors

The 2017 Galliova Awards will feature a new broiler champion category as South African broiler producers, under the banner of the South African Poultry Association, have come onboard as sponsors. This year, entrants stand a chance to win one of six prizes worth a total of R120,000. The Galliova...

15 Jun 2017

Standard Bank adds R10m to aid relief efforts in the WC

Following a week of extreme weather conditions that left many displaced, Standard Bank has donated R10m towards providing relief to those who were affected by the heavy rainfall in Cape Town and fires in Knysna. Standard Bank coastal in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, and the greater Cape...

12 Jun 2017

39th Sernick Bonsmara Auction astounds the meat industry

Sernick Bonsmara, part of the Sernick Group, recently hosted its 39th annual Production Auction. Lot 11's bull received a whopping R340,000 while the highest price for cows was R26,500 for both lot 58 and 59, the average overall was R16,000. The average across the 42 bulls on offer was R93,000, in...

5 Jun 2017

Anthonij Rupert Wyne introduces its first premium Rosé

Anthonij Rupert Wyne has launched its first premium Provençal style rosé in honour of Jean Roi, the French Huguenot from Provence who pioneered the L'Ormarins Wine Estate's 300-year-old viticultural history. The Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2016 is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz, filled...

2 Jun 2017

Boschendal Wines shine at OM Trophy Wine Show

Bochendel Wines has been announced as Gold winners for their Boschendal Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée Blanc de Blanc 2007 at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The panel of judges sifted through more than 100 entries and was chaired by wine authority, Michael Fridjhon.

1 Jun 2017

Tru-Cape continues relationship with world universities as its hosts student delegation from Italy

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing in Somerset West hosted 10 students from the Fachschule für Obst-, Wein- und Gartenbau at Laimburg Südtirol along with two of their lecturers as part of an ongoing outreach programme. The school is closely associated with the Laimburg Research Institute and teaches subjects...

31 May 2017

Hartenberg Wine Estate celebrates Shiraz wins

Hartenberg Wine Estate has been award gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards for its Gravel Hill Shiraz 2012 while its not-yet-released Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013 collected gold at the Syrah du Monde International Competition. The Decanter World Wine Awards were announced in London on 25 May following...

29 May 2017

Paul Cluver Wines collects accolade at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

Paul Cluver Wines' Seven Flags Chardonnay 2016 was named the Best Chardonnay in the World at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, UK. Paul Cluver Wines was one of two South African wine producers to receive the medal at the awards; Klein Constantia received the Platinum Best in Show award...

29 May 2017

Neil Ellis Wines' Cabernet Sauvignons included in 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report

Two of Neil Ellis Wines' 2014 Cabernet Sauvignons were named in the 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report. The Neil Ellis Jonkerskoek Cabernet 2014 was awarded joint first place with Strydom Rex 2014 at 92 points while the Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet 2014 was among the top 15 Cabernets at...

25 May 2017

Boschendal's Chardonnay named best in SA at IWC

Boschendal's Appellation Series-Elgin 2015 Chardonnay has been awarded the Best Elgin Chardonnay Trophy, Best Chardonnay Trophy and the Best White Wine of South Africa Trophy at the 2017 International Wine Challenge. Boschendal was also awarded Gold for its Elgin Pinot Noir 2015, and Gold at the...

24 May 2017

Paul Cluver Wines wins big at 2017 International Wine Challenge

Paul Cluver Wines has been awarded three trophies for its Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2015 at the 2017 International Wine Challenge in London. The Seven Flags Pinot Noir was awarded the Elgin Pinot Trophy, South African Pinot Noir Trophy, and South African Red Trophy. Paul Cluver Wines also took...

23 May 2017

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