Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Festive Cheer for a local Creche

Neil Ellis Wines recently donated essential items and Christmas presents to the Nora Tyers Creche in Cloetesville. The team reached out to a local creche, inquired regarding essential items and spent the morning handing out gifts and donated items to the staff and children.
Neil Ellis Wines

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Vivat Bacchus’ own-wine labels help South African charities

Kaapzicht, Rustenberg and Meinert are all great South African wineries but what do these wineries have in common?
www.thesouthafrican.com, Caryn Edwards

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Thursday, 6 December, 2018

2018: A year in reflection at wine.co.za

It is really important for us to take time to reflect and be grateful for the life we have
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

American Express Barrel Auction 2019 Set to take place at Norval Foundation

The annual American Express Barrel Auction is an opportunity for serious oenophiles to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive yet-to-be-released vintages, as well as rare and sought-after lots and one-of-a-kind wines from the cellars of some of South Africa’s top winemakers.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 29 November, 2018

Drostdy Hof wants to turbo-charge one young woman's wine career

Drostdy Hof is looking to jump-start the wine career of a promising young woman. The popular wine brand is collaborating with Stellenbosch-based Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA), an independent organisation that prepares disadvantaged young matriculants for jobs in the wine, tourism and allied sectors.
Drostdy Hof

Friday, 23 November, 2018

StreetSmart hands over R1 million in aid of Cape Town’s vulnerable children

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R1,05 million to their Cape Town beneficiaries for 2019.
StreetSmart SA

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Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Get ready for the next PYDA graduates

Need some inspiration? Then join us at the The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) graduation ceremony - Fri 16th Nov at 2pm
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Friday, 9 November, 2018

Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project: #wineforgood

It was in 2015 that Creation owner Carolyn Martin was challenged by Michael Lutzeyer from Grootbos Nature Reserve to start a community development initiative that would have a similar impact on the local community as the Grootbos Foundation has on the Gansbaai community.
Creation Wines

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

Iain Banner appointed to Cape Wine Auction Trust Board

Iain Banner has been appointed to the board of the Cape Wine Auction Trust and joins the trust's five other members – Wendy Appelbaum, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe.
Cape Wine Auction Trust

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Saturday, 3 November, 2018

Great auction items to support Allan Mullins

A group of Allan’s friends and family have put together an auction of Special Vintage Wines, Unique Experiences, Art and Accommodation to boost his Medical Fund.
Judith Bishop

FEATURED ARTICLE
Friday, 2 November, 2018

Sponsor a Child's Health in the Winelands

Access to quality health care services remains a major issue in South Africa, especially for rural children living in farming communities of the Western Cape.
The Pebbles Project

Friday, 2 November, 2018

Nederburg Helps 70 Household Vegetable Gardeners Get To Market With Qhubeka Bicycles

Katy Rhode (74) of Groenheuwel in Paarl East is thrilled to be feeding her friends and family freshly picked vegetables, thanks to the Impilo Household Vegetable Garden Establishment and Grey Water Harvesting Project of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Great Commission Networks (GCN) NPC.
Nederburg

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Monday, 29 October, 2018

Massive leap in readership of wine.co.za during Sept

Cape Wine 2018 drew thousands of delegates from all over the world - and not only were they physically here and attending the best showcase of South African Wine ever witnessed, but wine.co.za saw the biggest spike in readership in recent history!
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Friday, 19 October, 2018

SA Wine Industry Supports Hortfin to Speed up Transformation

The South African wine industry is proud to be part of Hortfin, the first ever blended finance scheme for the fruit and wine industries, aimed at fast-tracking the uptake of new entrants and supporting expansion of existing black-owned enterprises.
Vinpro

Thursday, 27 September, 2018

The Vinpro Foundation turns 5

The Vinpro Foundation turns 5 this year, and we thought what better way to celebrate than with our age mates! So the idea of supporting the Diemerskraal crèche and aftercare library was born.
Vinpro Foundation, Melissa Bailey

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Thursday, 20 September, 2018

R1.2m raised for charity at the 44th Nederburg Auction

A time for bidders to bid with their hearts and not their heads, the Charity Auction is a highlight of the Nederburg Auction weekend. Donors and bidders gave generously as always and a new Charity Auction high of R1.2m was raised for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Nederburg Auction

Friday, 7 September, 2018

14 334kg of clothes donated in Jordan Winter Charity Drive!

This year the response from the local community has been incredible. We have donated almost 14,500kg of clothes to over thirty charities in and around the Western Cape including the Pebbles Project, PATCH, Helderberg Animal Rescue team and RAD to name a few.
Jordan Wine Estate

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Wednesday, 5 September, 2018

#changinglives, one pebble at a time

Attending AGMs is usually not on anyone's bucket list, but the annual gathering to get feedback on The Pebbles Project is really one of the highlights of the year for me.
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

FEATURED ARTICLE
Thursday, 30 August, 2018

Nederburg Charity Auction proceeds to benefit disadvantaged communities in the Cape Winelands

The annual Charity Auction, a highlight of the Nederburg Auction weekend, is a time for guests to bid with their hearts and not their heads; a time to go crazy and have fun while doing so.
Nederburg Auction

Thursday, 23 August, 2018

Leopard's Leap announces #Words4Wine for 2018

Leopard's Leap Wines is delighted to announce the 2018 edition of its #Words4Wine campaign as part of its sponsorship of the annual Cape Town-based Open Book Festival
Leopards Leap

Wednesday, 8 August, 2018

Indaba Institute Celebrates First Graduates: a boost for Early Childhood Education in the Cape Winelands

The Indaba Institute in Stellenbosch hosted its first graduation ceremony on Friday 3 August 2018 for 22 students, including five recipients of Indaba Foundation bursaries aimed at transforming educational opportunities in the Early Childhood sector in the Cape Winelands.
Doug Carew

Tuesday, 7 August, 2018

Come on Thunder Child, Come on Thunder Child

This is not just a quote from the HG Wells inspired movie, ‘The War of the Worlds’ referring to the ironclad boat that bravely sailed out to meet the invading Martians. It is also the name of a wine, made in Robertson by the community in support of the local children’s home.
WOSA Blog, Julia Moore

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Friday, 3 August, 2018

Pebbles Project Sponsor a School Pack campaign 2019

For many parents the cost of sending their children to school is an enormous financial burden and some children do not attend school because they do not have either the stationery or uniform that they require. Each year we aim to provide a school pack for every child starting primary school, every child entering high school and as an incentive for all final year learners.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 31 July, 2018

Backsberg Estate Cellars: Ride for a Reason

The much-anticipated Backsberg Dis-Chem Rotary MTB will be heading your way on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Once again hosted at the Backsberg estate, this annual race aims to provide a scenic route to enthusiastic cyclists in one of the most picturesque parts of South Africa. It also happens to feature a wine stop 5 km before the finish which is certainly an added bonus.
Backsberg Estate Cellars

Monday, 23 July, 2018

Fleet Coffee teams up with KWV and Boosts Local Skill Development

Commemorating Nelson Mandela’s birth, the month of July marks Madiba’s legacy and reminds South Africans to continue supporting community development and offer help to individuals in need.
KWV

Thursday, 12 July, 2018

Support Innovation for the Blind this winter

Most of us would agree with Ernest Hemingway when he said: “Wine is one of the most civilised things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”
Innovation for the Blind

Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Stand out from the crowd and sell more wine

We are delighted to launch our 2018 hospitality program.
Wine Training SA

Monday, 11 June, 2018

Merwida Opens Community Centre

Many years of saving, planning and hard work has resulted in an impressive new community centre for the Merwida wine farm in Rawsonville.
WOSA Blog, Julia Moore

Friday, 8 June, 2018

Vote for Pebbles in the #Vote4Charity competition

Please take a minute to vote for Pebbles in the #Vote4Charity competition if you haven’t already done so. It won't cost you a thing but each vote will get Pebbles R5 in the #Vote4Charity competition and if you share your vote on social media, we will get another R5.
Pebbles Project

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Monday, 4 June, 2018

Education, as ever, is key to promoting and selling wine

The Sommelier Association of South Africa (SASA) is slowly but surely making inroads in the education and hospitality sector
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Monday, 21 May, 2018

10 YEARS OF #CHANGINGLIVES TOGETHER

Pebbles Project celebrates 10 years on Villiera wine farm property
Charmaine Gola

Friday, 11 May, 2018

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés bring wine creativity to life

Excitement is running high amongst the second year Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés as their dreams of making their very first wines becomes a reality with their creations safely in barrel after the 2018 harvest.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

Disrupting a Vicious Cycle: Bonnievale Builds a ‘Miracle’ School

To many a tourist, Bonnievale is a picturesque village true to its name. But look beyond the lush, green vineyards and towering mountains and you will soon see the poverty and depravation endemic to a typical rural farming community.
WOSA Blog, Julia Moore

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Bot River Barrels & Beards tackles bull by horns for charity

Demand soared to a R175 000 at 2018 ‘Best of Bot’ charity auction
Bot River Wine Route

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Van Loveren joins the fight against poaching with its latest release Rhino Run wines

Van Loveren Family Vineyards has continued its contribution to nature conservation in South Africa with the release of the latest vintage Rhino Run wines. The range of superb quality wines celebrates this magnificent animal of the African plains and the efforts being made to save it.
Van Loveren

Thursday, 5 April, 2018

StreetSmart SA Expands to Help Even More Children

Making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children R5 at a time just got easier with the expansion of the StreetSmart initiative into accommodation and wine tasting establishments.
Reinette Retief

Friday, 23 March, 2018

Top Franschhoek chefs team up for StreetSmart fundraiser

Three top Franschhoek chefs are putting on their super hero aprons in aid of the region’s most vulnerable children at a fabulous StreetSmart luncheon on Monday, 7 May 2018.
StreetSmart SA

Wednesday, 21 March, 2018

Is the hospitality sector the silver bullet for jobs?

300 young people across the country, from Upington to Robertson, Durban to Kayamandi and beyond, are undergoing extensive sommelier education and training and are sure to make a difference wherever they are.
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018

UCT and industry commit to widening access to business of wine

The UCT Graduate School of Business, VinPro Foundation and Graham Beck are offering a record 15 bursaries to enable previously disadvantaged South Africans to enrol on the popular Business of Wine short course - the only programme of its kind in South Africa to tackle the business aspects of wine.
Michelle Ford

Thursday, 8 March, 2018

Child's Play: Waterford Estate Crèche

The newly established Waterford Estate Crèche offers wonderful learning opportunities for children who grow up on the farm.
Waterford Estate

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés uncork their potential

Amorim Cork has renewed its support for the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme for the third consecutive year bringing to R320 000 the total contribution it has made to this skills development initiative in the wine industry.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018

Wine Industry Grows Transformation

The South African wine industry views transformation and the development of people as key imperatives to ensure a strong, sustainable future, and has put measurements in place to verify the fruits of this vision.
VinPro

Friday, 16 February, 2018

Cape Wine Auction’s “The Gift of Giving’ Lot Raises R2.9 million

“The Gift of Giving”, the final lot at last weekend’s 2018 Cape Wine Auction, held at the Rustenberg wine estate in Stellenbosch, raised an incredible R2.9 million.
Cape Wine Auction

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Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

A decade of vinous generosity and a centenary of caring

One hundred years on we look back at 1918 with compassion. Europe, Britain and Commonwealth countries were still reeling from the aftermath of World War One as the Great Flu pandemic swept across the globe, arriving in South Africa in September, and claiming some 140 000 lives over the next two years.
Myrna Robins

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Monday, 12 February, 2018

The Cape Wine Auction 2018 raises R17.5 million for education

The 2018 Cape Wine Auction, held at Rustenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has raised R17.5 million for education in the Cape winelands and has amassed nearly R73 million in its five years of existence.
Cape Wine Auction

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Thursday, 8 February, 2018

Positive influence on quality of work in cellars

It is increasingly clear that there is a serious need for the transfer of practical, general knowledge to cellar assistants. The Winetech study groups aim to transfer knowledge in a holistic manner and to increase productivity amongst cellar assistants.
Santi Basson

Friday, 2 February, 2018

Unsung wine workers honoured with prestigious 1659 medal of honour

The unsung contributors to the wine industry were honoured with the iconic 1659 medal of honour tonight at the annual Wine Harvest Commemorative Event at the historic Groot Constantia Estate.
Agri-Expo

Wednesday, 24 January, 2018

Cape Wine Auction offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend BFI London Film Festival and tickets to US Open Tennis courtesy of American Express®

The Cape Wine Auction is Africa’s most significant international wine charity auction and has broken records every year since its debut five years ago raising close to R55 million in the process.
Cape Wine Auction

Monday, 22 January, 2018

Giving Back to the Environment

Fairview is a third generation family owned farm and so naturally, there is a strong relationship between those who own and work the vineyards, and the very land that provides us with our raw materials.
Fairview

Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

The Friday Night American Express Barrel Auction ...precursor to The Cape Wine Auction

Serious wine aficionados are preparing their palates and sharpening their bidding skills for the fourth annual Friday Night American Express Barrel Auction, which is set to kick off at 5.30pm on February 9 at the Tokara Delicatessen on the Tokara Wine and Olive Estate.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 11 January, 2018

Hard work at Simonsig’s De Hoop Dagsorg centre pays off

Well done to the staff at our De Hoop Dagsorg centre for being awarded the Nadia Kamies Trophy for Best Planning and Consistent Application of an ECD (Early Childhood Development) Programme at the recent Masikhule End of Year function.
Simonsig Wine Estate

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

Two Ultimate Sporting Lots at The Cape Wine Auction 2018

Despite it's name, it's not only rare and highly sought after wines that are up for offer at the 2018 Cape Wine Auction event, but exclusive invitations to some of the best sporting events for those fans with big cheque books and even bigger hearts.
Cape Wine Auction

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

Pebbles Project Two Oceans Marathon 2018 Charity Entries

Pebbles Project has been selected as a one of the beneficiaries for the world’s most beautiful marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) 2018.
Charmaine Gola

FEATURED ARTICLE
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017

Continuous growth for the 2017 Winetech study groups

The Winetech study groups make a considerable contribution through the transfer of knowledge to cellar workers in the South African wine industry. During 2017 more than 400 cellar workers were reached in the study groups in the different participating regions.
Santi Basson

Tuesday, 5 December, 2017

The Cape Wine Auction 2018 ... the latest on the lots for next year's auction

The Cape Wine Auction is regarded as one of the most significant international wine charity auctions ever conceived in South Africa, uniting the industry around a single goal of raising money for education.
The Cape Wine Auction

Friday, 24 November, 2017

Mike Ratcliffe - the Man Behind the Cape Wine Auction

Mike Ratcliffe - MD of the Warwick and Vilafonté Wine Estates and is one of the most innovative producers of wine in South Africa.
Cape Wine Auction

FEATURED ARTICLE
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Can you do the 'à la volée'?

I learnt this new term last week at Graham Beck, as I joined the #CircleofExcellence group for their MCC workshop with Mr Bubbles himself.
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Villiera scoops The Drinks Business Green Company of the Year Award 2017

Villiera was honoured to receive the coveted Green Company of the Year at The Drinks Business Green Awards ceremony held at The Ivy, London on Monday, 20 November.
Villiera Wines

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Friday, 27 October, 2017

Transformation is happening in the winelands

Education, Training, Upliftment, Empowerment - all words we bandy about, and it was such a pleasure to see it really working at the latest SKOP graduation, which was also a wonderful celebration of 30 years of making a difference in the winelands. #wineforgood
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Friday, 22 September, 2017

Stand a chance to win while doing good!

SMS 'PEBBLES' TO 42646 to stand a chance to WIN!
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 7 September, 2017

Sophia Warner - Pebbles Founder & Director #PebblesWomen #WomensMonth

A Q & A with Sophia Warner - founder and director of Pebbles.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 5 September, 2017

Cape Wine Auction Trust’s Beneficiary Workshop

The Cape Wine Auction Trust has held its yearly beneficiary workshop at Boschendal Estate in the Western Cape.
The Cape Wine Auction Trust

Monday, 4 September, 2017

Education is an important focus

“We always think nothing big ever happens in Bonnievale,” begins a letter that arrived in the Bonnievale Wines post box last week. Written by a learner, it followed an educational excursion that Bonnievale Wines helped realise.
Bonnievale Wines

Monday, 4 September, 2017

Employee development is key

Rowan and Caryl Beattie, owners of Esona Boutique Wine, are fanatical about developing people.
Rowan Beattie

Monday, 4 September, 2017

Wine with roots in the community

The wine industry is a significant contributor to the South African economy and has been the livelihood of thousands of families for centuries. Go deeper and you’ll also discover that the roots of wineries in their communities go even deeper, especially in Bonnievale.
Bonnievale Wines

Monday, 4 September, 2017

Elethu black-owned farm pays dividends

The successful 100% black-owned grape farming initiative that benefits Bonnievale Wines workers, is approaching a significant milestone.
Bonnievale Wines

Friday, 1 September, 2017

Bonnievale Wines and the Universals Rugby Team

Bonnievale Wines are proud sponsors of the local Universals Rugby team.
Bonnievale Wines

Friday, 1 September, 2017

The Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial School

Most learners from Bonnievale come from under-resourced backgrounds, fatherless homes and broken family structures. Secure character is what made Prof Jakes Gerwel a world changer behind the scenes and apt role model. In this school, the first priority is to invest in the character of the learners.
Philip Jonker

Friday, 1 September, 2017

Bon Courage Child Care Initiative

Bon Courage started a childcare initiative to set the mind of parents working on the estate at ease while they work.
Anneline Smuts

Friday, 1 September, 2017

Rooiberg Winery gives back with their Game Reserve Range

Rooiberg Winery donates a contribution to the Wilderness Foundation for each bottle of their Game Reserve range sold.
Rooiberg Winery

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Community Keepers to Aid 20 000 School Kids’ Personal Development by 2025

Childhood psychological problems may have a long-lasting impact on individuals’ social development and quality of life, reports the RAND Corporation in a recent UK study.
Community Keepers

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017

Leopards Leap announces #Words4Wine for 2017

Leopard’s Leap Wines is delighted to announce the 2017 edition of its #Words4Wine campaign as part of its sponsorship of the annual Cape Town-based Open Book Festival.
Leopards Leap

Friday, 18 August, 2017

The Beachhouse wines beach clean up project

It’s time to show some love to our beaches. Living on the coast means that you should already have a love for the ocean, and that you probably already know the devastation caused by plastics that find their way into the sea.
DGB (Pty) Ltd.

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Sunday, 6 August, 2017

Winners of the 'Oscars' of the Hotel industry announced - #interhotelchallenge

The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge has become a red-letter annual event on the hotel industry calendar. 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of this initiative, a first in South Africa and a first internationally.
Showcook.com

Thursday, 3 August, 2017

Creating the Blend - A Documentary

The South African wine industry has come a long way since 1994. Inclusivity, upliftment and growth of our industry and its people are at the forefront. While there is still much to be done, we should also recognise the many entities that consistently aid the wellbeing and positive growth of the 291,000 people who are employed within our industry.
Wines of South Africa

Thursday, 3 August, 2017

Wacky Wine Weekend raises R10,000 for The Herberg and Thunderchild

Robertson Wine valley has recently taken on the Thunderchild project as their official charity partner. This partnership was launched during the Wacky Wine Weekend in June 2017.
Thunderchild Wines  

Wednesday, 2 August, 2017

Education grant to transform the lives of South Africans in the Winelands

Through a fund directed by James Walton, the Walton Family Foundation has approved an initial grant of over R4 million to the Indaba Education Fund, which provides early childhood teacher training, learning materials and infrastructure to transform the education of young, at-risk children living in the South African Winelands.
Doug Carew

Saturday, 29 July, 2017

Achievements recognised by EKOV and Wine Training SA

The Elsenburg Alumni (EKOV) welcomed their latest batch of students at Aan de Doorns in June, with their SKOP program also celebrating 30 years of training!
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

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Wednesday, 26 July, 2017

Come and #tastesunshine with wine.co.za on Braai Day - wherever you are in the world

South African Wines are attracting more and more attention around the world - and as part of wine.co.za's 21st celebrations, we invite you all to #tastesunshine with us on Braai Day (aka Heritage Day) on Sunday 24th September.
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

Compagniesdrift crosses the mentorship Rubicon

The Compagniesdrift black empowerment enterprise was founded in partnership with the Myburgh Family Trust as an initiative that aspires to benefit farm workers in an economically viable manner.
Tshepang Molisana

Tuesday, 25 July, 2017

KWV helps Boost Education in Farming Communities

In celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day, which calls for transformation in the world and making an impact for at least 67 Minutes, KWV hosted students from the Pebbles Project at their Emporium in Paarl, Western Cape.
KWV Wines

Thursday, 20 July, 2017

Rainwater Harvesting at Villiera Wines

It is a well-known fact that in the Western Cape, we have reached a critical point in our drought crisis.
Villiera Wines

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017

From cork to compost: True sustainability in winemaking

From cork to compost: True sustainability in winemaking 5 minutes with Roland Peens of Wine Cellar and Johan Reyneke of Reyneke wines...
Wine Cellar Fine Wines

Tuesday, 18 July, 2017

#SocialStories | A visit to Bosman Family Vineyards | Part 1

Documenting #WineforGood, Upliftment and Transformation in the South African Wine Industry through #socialstories.
Alec Meirelles & Spicer de Villiers

Wednesday, 12 July, 2017

Wine, Women and Equity

Documenting #WineforGood, Upliftment and Transformation in the South African Wine Industry through #socialstories.
Julia Moore

Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

#SocialStories | Opening Doors Part 1

Documenting #WineforGood, Upliftment and Transformation in the South African Wine Industry through #socialstories.
Alec Meirelles & Spicer de Villiers

Monday, 3 July, 2017

Transformation and integration - #wineforgood

The South African wine industry, like the country itself, has lived through political turmoil and a fair amount of negativity with regards to its history. However, through radical transformation and a number of innovative projects, this perception is gradually changing as the industry is remade from within.
Visitwinelands.co.za

Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Effecting Real Change From The Grassroots

Workers on the historic Meerlust Wine Estate and the neighbouring Compagniesdrift Bottling and Storage facility near Stellenbosch have long benefitted from projects and programmes to uplift and develop themselves and their families.
Julia Moore

Monday, 26 June, 2017

Making a Difference at The Headstart Trust

The late Elspeth Jack first moved from Cape Town to the Napier district twenty years ago. Elspeth’s keen interest in the local community and her desire to stimulate social upliftment left an indelible mark on her son Bruce, who continues her work through the Headstart Trust.
The Drift

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Monday, 19 June, 2017

Bonnievale News : June 2017

Elethu Black-Owned Farm pays dividends | Wine with roots in the community | Education is an important focus...
Bonnievale Wines

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Monday, 19 June, 2017

Ayama produces first Vermentino in South Africa

Italians Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz bought a farm on the Paardeberg, which they named Ayama, bringing more than their own Italian genes to South Africa!
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Monday, 19 June, 2017

The VinPro Foundation invests in the future of 5 GSB Wine Business Management Graduates 2017

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
VinPro Foundation, Jamey Adriaanse

Monday, 19 June, 2017

Active corporate citizenship can aid transformation in the Western Cape wine industry

To bring about much needed transformation in the Western Cape wine industry, including fostering young, previously disadvantaged and female talent, companies need to play an active role in the industry.
Epic MSLGROUP

Monday, 12 June, 2017

Lourensford hosts HGG Gala for Good Gourmet dinner in aid of Masincedane

This year Lourensford brings a brand new and exciting black tie event to the calendar. The first ever HGG Lourensford Gala for Good aims to bring celebrities, business, and charitable work together in aid of the Masincedane Community Service’s remarkable caring, training, employment preparation and upliftment projects in the Helderberg community.
Lourensford Estate

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Thursday, 8 June, 2017

Education and empowerment in the cellar - the way to go!

Excellence. It is simple, it is what we all strive for, in the vineyard, in the bottle and in the cellar.
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Wednesday, 7 June, 2017

Wine training at your fingertips

The South African wine and brandy industry can now capture and track all information on training and development in one convenient place, with the launch of the online Learner Management System (LMS).
VinPro, Jana Loots

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Tuesday, 6 June, 2017

PYDA adds to the wine workforce

Transformation in the wine industry is happening. It is slow, but it is happening and the Pinotage Youth Development Academy are playing an important role in providing training and giving a hand up! #wineforgood
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

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Monday, 5 June, 2017

Cape Town winners of the 2017 SAWTC announced

The Cape Town provincial leg of the South African Wine Tasting Championships took place at the luxurious TAJ Cape Town Hotel on the 3rd of June 2017. The SAWTC is the only event awarding wine tasters. It selects Team South Africa to fly the national colours at the World Championship of Wine Tasting - organised by the Revue du Vin de France, the French wine magazine published since 1927.
SAWTC

Monday, 29 May, 2017

Nederburg Auction - Autioneers Bursary Initiative

South Africa’s longest running fine wine auction, the Nederburg Auction, introduced an initiative to assist aspiring young viticulturists who have the desire and motivation to complete their studies in Viticulture and kick start their careers.
Nederburg Wines

Monday, 29 May, 2017

#Winederland: Transformation in the wine industry bears fruit

He knew from the moment that he tasted his first communion wine that wine was his calling, his passion and his future.
iol.co.za, Elriza Theron

Thursday, 25 May, 2017

Indaba Education Fund Bursaries for Teacher Training in the Winelands

The Indaba Education Fund (IEF) is offering bursaries to students requiring financial support to complete South Africa’s first ever Association Montessori Internationale Assistants to Infancy 0-3 Years Diploma. The 18 week course runs across 3 modules starting on 7 August 2017 and will be hosted at the Indaba Montessori Institute based at the Sustainability Institute outside Stellenbosch.
Indaba Education Fund (IEF)

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Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

Mahalia Kotjane: A Cape Winemakers' Guild Protégé Perfecting Excellence

There is a beautiful phrase in isiZulu that resonates with me deeply. The phrase “izandla ziyagezana” means ‘one hand washes the other’. It is as proverbial as it is profound.
Tshepang Molisana

Friday, 12 May, 2017

Every great success starts with a big vision

Looking back at 1987, South Africa was in a precarious position of isolation, PW Botha was the ruler of the day and a state of emergency was called after the May elections. Anglican Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Desmond Tutu, noted “We have entered the dark ages of the history of our country”.
Wine Training South Africa

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Bot River flaunts fine wines and bold beards

'Best of Bot’ auction rakes in R100 000 for school-level educational projects
Bot River Wine Route

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Friday, 21 April, 2017

Raising the wine bar

Education is always beneficial - and sommelier education is of course very good for the wine industry!
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Thursday, 20 April, 2017

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés put their first wines in barrel

Harnessing their diverse personalities and unique interests, three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés are putting heart and soul into crafting their very first wines – now safely in barrel after the 2017 harvest.
Cape Winemakers Guild

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Monday, 17 April, 2017

Dave Hughes Tribute Dinner

It would not be immodest to say that the South African wine industry would not be the same were it not for the role played by Dave Hughes – particularly during the isolationist period before international barriers came down post-apartheid. He’s a man who is accorded respect and honour, locally and abroad, not because he demands it but because people give it freely due to his modesty and humility.
Celia Gilloway

Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

The Test Kitchen takes to the streets of Langa with pop-up charity events

On 27th and 28th May this year, the township of Langa, in Cape Town, will play host to the top restaurant in South Africa, The Test Kitchen. #wineforgood
The Test Kitchen

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Can you make a difference in someone's life?

The 21st of March is not only the Autumn & Spring Equinox, but also the day that South Africans commemorate Human Rights Day. Read on to find out how wineries are making a difference in people's lives and how you, too, can make a difference. #wineforgood
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Thursday, 16 March, 2017

Are you ready for Agri’s got Talent 2017?

Agri’s got Talent a collaboration between HORTGRO the Vinpro Foundation and Western Cape Department of Agriculture is a well-known skills development project attracting the attention of workers on fruit and wine farms.
Jamey Adriaanse

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Circle of Excellence makes a difference

Empowerment, mentorship and encouragement go hand in hand in the Circle of Excellence project.
Santi Basson

Monday, 13 March, 2017

The benefits of ongoing training

Over 30 years WTSA built a ladder of training to fulfill the need for ongoing training and development of the Cellar Assistant in the South African Wine Industry.
WTSA Team

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

Nuy Winery gives back to the community

Nestled in the picturesque Nuy Valley on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson, Nuy Winery has established them as a force to be reckoned with.
Yolandi de Wet

Thursday, 2 March, 2017

Esona's hands-on approach

At Esona, we take a hands-on approach when it comes to the fair and ethical treatment of our close-knit team of farm workers.
Robertson Wine Valley

Wednesday, 1 March, 2017

These boots are made for walking!

In partnership with Neptun Boots, Pebbles Project has ensured that this year’s winter has a warm solution in place for our Winelands communities especially for those rainy and muddy days.
Charmaine Gola

Monday, 27 February, 2017

Graham & Rhona Beck Development Trust

Through the Graham & Rhona Beck Development Trust (GRBDT) Graham Beck Enterprises has contributed significantly to the development of the local communities within the Langeberg Municipal region (situated in the Robertson Wine Valley) in the areas of Education, Skills Development, Arts, Sports as well as in the Healthcare/Wellbeing and Housing requirements of our own employees.
Robertson Wine Valley

Monday, 27 February, 2017

Amorim Cork boosts upskilling of CWG Protégés

Skills development of talented young winemakers and viticulturists through the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme has been stepped up with substantial support by Amorim Cork for the second consecutive year.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Thursday, 23 February, 2017

Klein Handjies Preschool at Boschendal sets new standards for farm education

“Change the first five years and you can change anything.” History, says Lynette Carolissen, principal of the Klein Handjies Preschool at Boschendal estate near Franschhoek, may well show that the decision by Boschendal’s new owners to support this preschool was the most beneficial of all the changes and improvements that they have brought about since taking over the estate in 2012.
Boschendal Estate

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

Weltevrede Estate Restoring Faith

The Edge of Life fund pays out once a year to charities who specifically focusses on the restoration of self worth in individuals.
Robertson Wine Valley

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017

Lourensford Lot at Cape Wine Auction raises R600 000 for education in the winelands

The Lourensford Estate lot, featuring an all-inclusive two-nights stay for three couples at Christo Wiese’s private Kalahari game lodge, was extremely popular among bidders and raised R600 000 at the Cape Wine Auction in Franschhoek on the weekend of 10-11 February 2017.
Lourensford Estate

Monday, 20 February, 2017

American Express® From the Winelands to the World winner announced

American Express® and Cape Wine Auction are delighted to unveil the winner to their From the Winelands to the World campaign aimed at inspiring school children from the local wine farm region.
American Express® and Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Ashton Winery giving back to the less fortunate

Did you know that for every litre of grape juice that Ashton Winery sells, a rand is donated to Meals on Wheels Community Services.
Robertson Wine Valley

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

The Thunderchild Project making a difference

None of the children in Herberg Children’s Home in Robertson originate from homes and communities where the sun proverbially always shines and where there is always lovely weather.
Robertson Wine Valley

Monday, 13 February, 2017

Cape Wine Auction breaks record with R22.3 million raised

In a spectacular show of generosity and opulence the Cape Wine Auction broke their own record by raising a staggering R22.3 million on 11 February at the Anthonij Rupert Wyne, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth.
Cape Wine Auction

Friday, 10 February, 2017

Institute for Grape and Wine Sciences celebrates successes of its first five years

An overview of the work that has been done in the first five years since the founding of the Institute for Grape and Wine Sciences (www.igws.co.za) at Stellenbosch University in 2013. It is funded by the Reinet Foundation, Vinpro and Sanlam.
Institute for Grape and Wine Sciences

Thursday, 9 February, 2017

Cape Winemakers Guild pays it forward with 4 new Protégés

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme is ploughing knowledge and experience back into the wine industry with the intake of three new aspirant winemakers and a viticulturist for 2017.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Thursday, 9 February, 2017

Idiom & Smit Family Lot at the Cape Wine Auction

Internationally celebrated father and son artists, Anton and Lionel Smit, have joined forces to create a larger-than-life portraiture sculpture to be auctioned off at the Cape Wine Auction
Idiom Wines

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017

Bouchard Finlayson to present its revered Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir at the 2017 Cape Wine Auction

Bouchard Finlayson has selected six bottles of its revered Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir as auction lot for this year’s fundraising Cape Wine Auction (CWA), sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth. The lot will also include a three-night stay at The Red Carnation Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.
Bouchard Finlayson

Monday, 6 February, 2017

SA Cellar worker: from Winetech study groups to Circle of Excellence

Discussions were recently held with 3 winemakers and 4 cellar workers to determine the value of the Winetech study groups and whether they make a difference.
Santi Basson

Monday, 6 February, 2017

School children dream big with the Cape Wine Auction and American Express®

South Africa’s most talked about charity auction, the Cape Wine Auction, is gearing up to take the winelands by storm and one of its sponsors has added to the cause with a worthwhile initiative of their own.
Cape Wine Auction

Friday, 3 February, 2017

PEBBLES. CHANGING LIVES in the Hemel-en-Aarde

Friday, 20 January 2017 saw the official launch of the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project. Pebbles was established in 2004 and focuses on the children and families of the Winelands communities in the Western Cape.
Creation Wines

Thursday, 2 February, 2017

Cape Wine Auction lot shows the power of creative collaboration

Internationally celebrated father and son artists, Anton and Lionel Smit, have joined forces to create a larger-than-life portraiture sculpture to be auctioned off at the Cape Wine Auction on 11 February.
Cape Wine Auction

Friday, 27 January, 2017

Cape Classics and Indaba Wines bring transformative education to vulnerable children in the winelands

New York based wine importer Cape Classics is making great strides to transform the South African wine industry through the establishment of the Indaba Education Fund (IEF), a fully accredited 501(c)(3) organization which provides early childhood teacher training, learning materials, and educational infrastructure to young, at-risk children living in the South African Winelands.
Cape Classics

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

Tesselaarsdal Wines - proudly South African

Tesselaarsdal was founded in 2015 by long-standing Hamilton Russell Vineyards employee, Berene Sauls. This wine is named after the historic Overberg farming hamlet of Tesselaarsdal, not far from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge wine appellation, in which Berene was born – a descendant of the freed slaves who were bequeathed the land by former East India Company settler, Johannes Tesselaar in 1810.
Tesselaarsdal Wines Pty Ltd.

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Wine Training SA

WTSA is a Non-Profit organisation driven by passionate staff and consultants, committed to change the lives of individuals in the South African Wine Industry.
WTSA Team

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Fairtrade Fortnight is a fun-filled highlight of the year, when campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries.
Fairtrade Foundation

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

Pebbles Project and MAD Leadership Foundation partner to give back to the children of the Winelands

The main emphasis of the Pebbles Project is education. We work with children and families in the Winelands farming communities in the Western Cape. We focus on the entire life of the child and the challenging circumstances in which they live in order to make a significant and lasting difference.
Rachel Ward

Monday, 2 January, 2017

Wine Training SA - Empowerment through Knowledge

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, we look back on a very exciting and fruitful Training year at Wine Training SA (WTSA).
WTSA

Saturday, 31 December, 2016

Good news from the winelands #wineforgood

wine.co.za taking a stand to showcase the good in the South African Winelands
Judy Brower - wine.co.za

Thursday, 29 December, 2016

Bottled Education

Excellent education for kids of wine-farm workers
Izak de Vries

Monday, 12 December, 2016

Iconic wine estate on biological farming & sustainable community upliftment

350 new jobs | R30-million in annual wages directly benefiting local communities | 950 grass fed cattle, 4000 pasture raised chickens and 300 000 new fruit trees | A new preschool for surrounding communities |Support for multiple entrepreneurial ventures...
Boschendal Estate

Monday, 12 December, 2016

Graham Beck - Health and Welfare

Graham Beck Wines continues to invest in health promotion, job creation, the elimination or eradication of poverty and community safety through programmes that address substance abuse (LSAAG), Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), teenage pregnancies and parenting skills.
Graham Beck

Monday, 12 December, 2016

A World Class African Vineyard

A recent New York Times article headline declared: “eating something really good has a humbling effect.”
Tshepang Molisana

Thursday, 8 December, 2016

Lanzerac supports the Pebbles Project

The festive season represents a time where we all should be looking externally into our communities to see how we can bring a little Christmas magic to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Lanzerac Wines

Monday, 5 December, 2016

The Graham & Rhona Beck Development Trust

Through the Graham &Rhona Beck Development Trust (GRBDT) Graham Beck Enterprises has contributed significantly to the development of the local communities within the Langeberg Municipal region (situated in the Robertson Wine Valley) in the areas of Education, Skills Development, Arts, Sports as well as in the Healthcare/Wellbeing and Housing requirements of our own employees.
Graham Beck

Thursday, 1 December, 2016

The Beck Family Legacy

Chris du Toit Graham Beck Enterprises CEO fondly remembers his discussions with the late Rhona Beck – wife of founder Graham Beck and inspirational matriarch of this pioneering South African wine industry family.
Graham Beck

Wednesday, 30 November, 2016

Qhubeka and Nederburg launch first bicycle assembly facility in the Western Cape

Nederburg, the exclusive premium wine partner of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, is working closely together with the non-profit organisation Qhubeka to establish their first bicycle assembly facility in the Western Cape, endorsed by the Western Cape Government.
Nederburg Wines

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016

Powered by our People – The Graham Beck Social & Ethical Ethos

Our aim to achieve ‘Nothing Less Than the Best’ in our wines applies equally to our commitment to the farming communities on whose support we rely. Our investment in long term strategies to educate and empower not only those within the Graham Beck team and their families, but in our wider communities, is an investment in our future growth and sustainability.
Graham Beck

Tuesday, 29 November, 2016

Cape Wine Auction 2017

Get ready for one of SA’s most talked about, and prestigious wine industry charity auctions; guaranteed to get the airwaves talking in more ways than one.
The Cape Wine Auction

Friday, 25 November, 2016

Settlement reached between Robertson Winery and CSAAWU Trade Union

Robertson Winery wishes to confirm that following a protracted strike of thirteen weeks, the Company and the representative trade union, CSAAWU, have concluded a three year substantive agreement. This agreement was reached on the 23rd November 2016.
Robertson Winery

Thursday, 24 November, 2016

Facet Foundation expands the fleet of mobile Graff Learning Centres

Graff Diamonds’ charitable initiative, For Africa’s Children Every Time (FACET), is delighted to announce the expansion of the Graff Mobile Learning Centre fleet in the heart of South Africa’s Cape winelands.
Delaire Graff

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016

VinPro supports collaboration on labour issues

Yesterday VinPro gave its full support to a plan of the Western Cape Government to rectify shortcomings with regard to farm worker housing, health and safety. The National Department of Labour, VinPro, Wieta and Fairtrade, together with Agri Western Cape resolved to collectively address challenges on wine farms.
VinPro

Monday, 14 November, 2016

Pearl Oliver, head Sommelier at Taj Cape Town, has reason to be proud

Taj Cape Town celebrates Lilizela Flagship Tourism Award for Service Excellence
Taj Cape Town

Monday, 7 November, 2016

BLACC launches to reach emerging black African wine enthusiasts

South Africa, Cape Town, October 2016; Initiated by South African based bespoke representation company Vula Afrika; Black Cellar Club (BLACC) launched in September of this year.
BLACC

Friday, 4 November, 2016

SA Cellar Worker of the Year dreams of becoming a winemaker

Ivan Xelelo, a senior cellar assistant at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, has been named SA Cellar Worker of the Year 2016, taking a big step closer to realising his dream of becoming a winemaker.
Lourensford Wines

Thursday, 3 November, 2016

Emerging Leaders - Villiera Wines

As a result of an M&S Plan A conference in 2015, Simon Grier of Villiera met with Mr Joseph Jacobs, operations leader SA of Emerging Leaders and a plan was set in motion.
Villiera Wines

Wednesday, 2 November, 2016

#Words4Wine - The Next Chapter

After the success of the #Words4Wine initiative at the annual Open Book Festival in September, sponsor of the festival, Leopard’s Leap Wines, decided to add another chapter to this project by which pre-loved books are collected for those in need of reading material.
Leopard's Leap

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016

In our Vineyards - new viticulture practices

Villiera Wines started working with Livio Tognon of Simonit&Sirch (Italian vineyard specialists) in 2014. Livio visitsus from Italy in mid-June until November in order to train our vineyard pruning team.
Villiera Wines

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016

In our Vineyards - new viticulture practices

Villiera Wines started working with Livio Tognon of Simonit&Sirch (Italian vineyard specialists) in 2014. Livio visitsus from Italy in mid-June until November in order to train our vineyard pruning team.
Villiera Wines

Saturday, 29 October, 2016

Ivan Xelelo - excels as top SA Cellar Worker

Driven and committed to succeed, Ivan Xelelo had one goal this year – to be South Africa’s top cellar worker.
VinPro Foundation

Friday, 28 October, 2016

Sustainability of the South African wine industry - Black-owned brands

Black-owned brands within the South African wine industry.
WOSA

Friday, 28 October, 2016

Sustainability of the South African wine industry - Education initiatives

An important part of the process of redressing social ills and past imbalances is an ongoing focus on education, spearheaded by various trusts and initiatives, from pre-school through to tertiary education and skills transfer for adults.
WOSA

Friday, 28 October, 2016

Sustainability of the South African wine industry - Empowerment projects

Take a look at all the empowerment projects within the South African wine industry.
WOSA

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

KZN vineyard harvests fruits of Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

Paying it forward at Highgate Wine Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, Thornton Pillay is determined to make his experience garnered as a Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé count in his home province.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Thursday, 15 September, 2016

Cellar workers excel

The top participants in the Winetech Study Groups for cellar workers were just announced, and stand the chance to be honoured as the 2016 SA Cellar Worker of the Year.
VinPro

Thursday, 15 September, 2016

Cellar workers excel

The top participants in the Winetech Study Groups for cellar workers were just announced, and stand the chance to be honoured as the 2016 SA Cellar Worker of the Year.
VinPro

Monday, 22 August, 2016

Transforming the wine industry

I can’t think of a more irritating phrase than “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s complacent, it’s lazy and it and its partner phrase “but we’ve always done it like this” are words which have no place in today’s rapidly-changing society.
Cape Times, 19 August 2016

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

Solms-Delta and government in historic deal

One of the more remarkable moments thus far in the extremely sluggish transformation (in racial terms) of the Cape wine industry has just taken place.
Grape, Tim James

Thursday, 11 August, 2016

Anna Foundation Invitation for New Farm Projects

Local non-profit, the Anna Foundation which runs after-school programmes for farm children, has an opening to take on two new projects in the Stellenbosch or Paarl region.
Carolyn Clark

Friday, 5 August, 2016

Singer from Villiersdorp wins Agri’s got Talent

The search for the golden voice in the fruit and wine industry ended on a high note when Neville Fortuin from Little Oaks, Villiersdorp, was crowned the Agri’s got Talent 2016 winner on Friday night.
VinPro Foundation

Monday, 1 August, 2016

Nederburg Salutes Team Dimension for Qhubeka

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Africa’s first-ever UCI*-registered World Tour cycling squad, triumphantly concluded the iconic Tour de France on Sunday, 24 July 2016, with riders Edvald Boasson Hagen, from Norway, and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, from South Africa, finishing in the top 10 in the final stage. Boasson Hagen crossed the line in fourth place, and Janse van Rensburg placed 10th.
Nederburg Wines

Friday, 29 July, 2016

Cape Winemakers Guild celebrates a decade of empowering young talent

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a trail blazer for transformation in the wine industry by mentoring and empowering aspirant winemakers and viticulturists, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Thursday, 21 July, 2016

South African Wine Tasting Championship 2016 (SAWTC)

The SAWTC is the only competition aimed at the wine lovers, amateur and professional, dedicated to put your taste to the test. The provincial winners will have a chance to join the Team South Africa going to the World Championship in France on the 8th of October 2016.
SAWTC

Thursday, 7 July, 2016

VinPro Foundation investing in the leaders of tomorrow

The VinPro Foundation awarded five bursaries in 2016 to previously disadvantaged graduates to study towards a Wine Business Management Course at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).
VinPro Foundation, Unathi Mantshongo

Thursday, 7 July, 2016

VinPro Foundation investing in the leaders of tomorrow

The VinPro Foundation awarded five bursaries in 2016 to previously disadvantaged graduates to study towards a Wine Business Management Course at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).
VinPro Foundation, Unathi Mantshongo

Friday, 24 June, 2016

Pebbles gets a GOLD

The Pebbles Project After-School Club programme walked away with a gold award in the Department of Social Development Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards 2016.
Sophia Warner

Friday, 3 June, 2016

Winetech Study Groups & SA Cellar Worker Programme : Turning opportunity into profit

Winetech Study Groups & SA Cellar Worker Programme turn opportunity, exposure and experience into rands and cents for South African wine cellars and their workers.
Unathi Mantshongo

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

SA cellar workers eager for knowledge

Cellar workers in the South African wine industry have a greater thirst for knowledge than ever before and continuously empower themselves with information about the latest technology and best practices.
VinPro

Friday, 27 May, 2016

Winetech Study Group sessions schedule for 2016

Education is a constant in the South African Winelands and the 2016 Winetech Study Groups have kicked off for the year already.
Santi Basson

Friday, 27 May, 2016

Background to Winetech studygroups and SA Cellar worker Programme

The Winetech study groups and SA Cellar worker Programme make a considerable contribution in the transfer of technology to cellar workers in the South African wine industry.
Santi Basson

Wednesday, 25 May, 2016

Education, education, education and again education

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
Judy Brower

Friday, 20 May, 2016

PYDA Students Gain Internationally-Recognised WSET Qualifications

Twenty-one graduates of the Pinotage Youth Development Academy have crowned their successful year at the Academy with an internationally-recognised certificate from the UK-based Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). They completed the Level 2 course which gives them an excellent grounding in international wines and wine styles and will hopefully increase their employability in the near future.
Cathy Marston

Monday, 16 May, 2016

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés create their own unique wines

Excitement is mounting amongst second year Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés as the dream of making their first wines becomes a reality with their creations safely in barrel after the 2016 harvest.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Friday, 13 May, 2016

Paul Roos Wine: “Building South Africa one child at a time…..”

The birthplace of Paul Roos (Springbok rugby legend and Rector), is a modest farm in the Helderberg region of the Western Cape. For five generations the Roos boys have cultivated this land. The current owners, Tjuks and Johan, opened a crèche on the farm back in 1983, for the benefit of the children of the farm workers.
Augustus Dale

Monday, 18 April, 2016

Grape to Glass for Inter Hotel Challenge

The 2016 Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge is on... and the 23 participating hotels have nominated their candidates & have been matched with some of Distell's top wine and spirit brands. Find out more about the plans...
Showcook.com

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

VinPro Foundation backs raw talent in the Winelands

How are we investing in and helping to realise our people’s talents and dreams? By recognising that the majority of people working on South African wine and fruit farms have other valuable talents that they are able to use to effect change in the lives of the people around them.
VinPro Foundation

Tuesday, 2 February, 2016

VinPro Foundation celebrates graduates

The VinPro Foundation recently commended three of its bursary holders in cellar technology, viticulture and oenology for graduating at the end of 2015.
VinPro Foundation

Thursday, 5 November, 2015

Robertson cellar worker reigns supreme

Riaan Fielies from Windfall wine farm outside Robertson is South Africa's top cellar worker.
SA Cellar Worker Programme

Thursday, 5 November, 2015

Robertson cellar worker reigns supreme

Riaan Fielies from Windfall wine farm outside Robertson is South Africa's top cellar worker.
SA Cellar Worker Programme

Tuesday, 29 September, 2015

Wine industry honours cellar workers

The South African wine industry will honour its top cellar workers at an informative information day at the end of October.
VinPro

Thursday, 23 July, 2015

Meet the 2015 Inter Hotel Cape Legends Finalists: Mpho Masiu

2015 sees the announcement of the annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge now in its third year with 25 hotels from the Cape, Port Elizabeth and KwaZulu-Natal to Gauteng on board. Meet this year's extraordinary Wine Steward Finalists:
Inter Hotel Cape Legends

Tuesday, 9 June, 2015

How do we change South Africa?

Education, education, education...
Judy Brower

Friday, 29 May, 2015

PYDA launches talent in the Cape Winelands

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy recently graduated its 2nd class of 25 students during a ceremony that took place at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. These graduates are entering the wine industry and related sectors as a group of work-ready, well-rounded, confident graduates, who are ready to be the change in the industry and their communities.
PYDA

Tuesday, 31 March, 2015

Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2015

2015 sees the announcement of the annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge now in its third year with 25 hotels from the Cape, Port Elizabeth and KwaZulu-Natal to Gauteng on board.
Cape Legends

Tuesday, 17 February, 2015

First participant in the Pebbles School Leavers programme to be attending University

We are extremely proud of Bradley who has enrolled at Stellenbosch University to study a BA Language and Culture.
Pebbles

Friday, 3 October, 2014

SA Cellar Worker Program finalists announced

The top three finalists for the 2014 SA Cellar Worker of the Year Award, which is jointly funded by VinPro and Winetech, was announced recently. The finalists, all three from Robertson, are Petrus Prins from Robertson Coöp, Marius Stevens from Graham Beck Wines and Gerrie Grootboom from Roodezandt Wines.
VinPro

Friday, 3 October, 2014

SA Cellar Worker Program finalists announced

The top three finalists for the 2014 SA Cellar Worker of the Year Award, which is jointly funded by VinPro and Winetech, was announced recently. The finalists, all three from Robertson, are Petrus Prins from Robertson Coöp, Marius Stevens from Graham Beck Wines and Gerrie Grootboom from Roodezandt Wines.
VinPro

Tuesday, 11 September, 2012

Cellar Worker of the Year the pride of Durbanville Wine Valley

“I competed against the best cellar workers in South Africa, worked hard and studied even harder. All these things make me proud of this award,” says De Grendel Wine Estate’s Joseph Phiri, South Africa’s Cellar Worker of the Year.
Durbanville Wine Valley Association

Friday, 9 September, 2011

Franschhoek cellar worker comes out tops!

Baron Willemse, cellar worker at Vrede en Lust Wines in Franschhoek, has clinched the title of SA Wine Industry Cellar Worker of the Year 2011.
Franschhoek Wine Valley

Tuesday, 19 April, 2011

EKOV: SKOP Training Programme

EKOV (Elsenburg Cellar Technology Alumni Association) and its training arm – Wine Training South Africa (WTSA), a section 21 company – have been actively involved in training in the South African wine industry over the past 24 years.
Wine Training SA

Wednesday, 28 November, 2007

Wine Training South Africa's annual seminar

SKOP courses have been presented in the wine industry for the past 20 years. However, in the past year we became aware of a great need for Safety Training at many wine cellars. We therefore decided to address this issue with the assistance of an expert in the field.
Wine Training South Africa

Tuesday, 13 December, 2005

Wine industry honours farms and workers

A worker from Graham Beck wine estate in Robertson who contributed significantly to the upliftment of his community as well as three wine farms, were honoured last week (8 December) in Stellenbosch during the third Farm Health Awards.
RUDNET

Wednesday, 13 November, 2002

How do we change and build?

The launch of the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association
Lesley Beake