Thursday, 30 November, 2023

Winners of 2023 Inter Hotel Challenge announced

The winners of the 2023 Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by HEINEKEN Beverages, have been announced this week.
HEINEKEN Beverages

Thursday, 30 November, 2023

Stichting Garcia Foundation gives back to help support children of Bosman Adama

A generous donation from the Stichting Garcia Foundation has brought about the extension of the Bovlei Community Learning Centre on Bosman Adama.
Bosman Family Vineyards

Wednesday, 22 November, 2023

Nkonzo Wildlife conservation wine label: Raising glasses to save rhinos

Nkonzo Wildlife, in collaboration with Seven Springs Vineyard and WineCompany, launches a ground-breaking fundraising rhino conservation wine label.
Seven Springs Vineyards

Monday, 13 November, 2023

Pebbles Enable a Child Campaign: Give back and win a 45-bottle wine collection

Enable a child. Uplift a community. Stand a chance to win an award-winning wine collection by giving back with the Pebbles Project.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 3 November, 2023

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp and De Grendel partner to uplift aspiring sommeliers

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, in collaboration with De Grendel, has launched Annabelle Shiraz to raise funds for sommelier training.
De Grendel

Friday, 27 October, 2023

Are you ready to uncork your potential?

Apply to join the Pinotage Youth Development Academy’s Wine Practitioner Programme for 2024. Only 50 spots are available!

Tuesday, 24 October, 2023

Dis MOS Wyn: Koop wyn en wen 'n toer na Turkye

Koop Die MOS-Inisiatief se nuwe wynreeks en kom in aanmerking om ʼn toer na Turkye te wen!
Die MOS-Inisiatief

Tuesday, 24 October, 2023

News from Pebbles Project - October 2023

As we start the final quarter of what has been a busy 2023, Pebbles Project reflects on the efforts made by their dedicated staff.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 20 October, 2023

Perdeberg pours pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Not only does October bring with it warmer weather, but it's also the month in which we at Perdeberg do our bit to create awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

Wednesday, 11 October, 2023

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction: Buyers spend R14.788 on top South African wines

Wine enthusiasts from far and wide raised a sum of R14 788 000 at this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Thursday, 28 September, 2023

Marking 6 years of PYDA internships at wine.co.za

It takes a village. wine.co.za is proud to be a part of the transformation village for the South African wine industry, supporting PYDA by taking in graduates as interns.
wine.co.za, Judy Brower

Monday, 4 September, 2023

Ten wine cellar workers fly to France: three from Nederburg

Three Nederburg cellar workers will be exchanging breakfast cereal for baguettes when they leave for France on a skills-building programme.

Tuesday, 29 August, 2023

Big boost for Cape biodiversity: 6 new WWF Conservation Champions

The WWF Conservation Champions have recently welcomed 6 more wine farms: Boland Cellar, De Grendel, GlenWood, Hartenberg, Lomond, and PaardenKloof.
WWF South Africa

Monday, 21 August, 2023

#VinoPeople: Roxan Waldeck, founder of Apeirogon Youth Development Academy

Founder of Apeirogon Youth Development Academy, Roxan Waldeck, chats to wine.co.za about her journey.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Monday, 21 August, 2023

From soil to soul: The story of Francis Wines | #wineforgood

At the heart of Francis Wines, a new brand offering wines made in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, lies the story of a young sportsman who’s had to face much adversity.
Francis Wines

Monday, 7 August, 2023

Cape Winemakers Guild inspires female learners to pursue a career in winemaking

The Cape Winemakers Guild recently hosted 22 black female Grade 11 learners for a week-long educational visit to the Winelands.
Cape Winemakers Guild

Tuesday, 18 July, 2023

A homecoming celebration: Reyneke Wines’ Cornerstone project delivers on housing promise for workers

On the slopes of the Polkadraai Hills in Stellenbosch lies Reyneke Wines, the region's only certified biodynamic wine farm.
Reyneke Wines

Saturday, 15 July, 2023

#WINEFORGOOD: Hope blooms at Vergelegen Wine Estate

The unexpected sighting of an exquisite protea known as the Empress has led to a fundraising initiative at Vergelegen Wine Estate.

Monday, 10 July, 2023

How social conscience is key to Spier’s business model in SA

Heidi Newton-King, who heads up sustainability and HR at Spier, talks about the social impact that Spier continuously strives to make.
The Buyer, Lisse Garnett

Friday, 7 July, 2023

Inspiring greater purpose: Shop Rupert & Rothschild wines and give back

This July, every bottle of Rupert & Rothschild wine sold online will contribute 10% towards Feeding in Action in Stellenbosch.
Rupert & Rothschild

Tuesday, 4 July, 2023

ëlgr Restaurant officially has one of the world's most sustainable wine lists

Cape Town's ëlgr restaurant shared the award for the most sustainable wine list at this year’s Star Wine List of the Year awards.
TimesLIVE, Sanet Oberholzer

Monday, 3 July, 2023

Klaas is in session

Get to know Sharrol Mukendi-Klaas, the winner of the inaugural ASI Gérard Basset Foundation Sommelier Scholarship.
Wines of South Africa, Tshepang Molisana

Friday, 30 June, 2023

Cape Winelands youth drum against youth unemployment

Over 80 young people gathered to drum against youth unemployment at the Pinotage Youth Development Academy's Youth Day event.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Wednesday, 21 June, 2023

Valcare's Proteas of the Valley: Honouring exceptional women in the Cape Winelands

Valcare is commemorating National Women's Month by honouring the remarkable women transforming the Cape Winelands.

Monday, 19 June, 2023

Moud Kgomo tastes glory as national winner at the Mzansi Tavern Chef cook-off grand final

Vosloorus tavern chef Moud Kgomo was named as the champion of the 2023 Mzansi Tavern Chef competition at the grand final at Nederburg last week.
Mzansi Tavern Chef

Wednesday, 14 June, 2023

80 Youth gather to drum against youth unemployment: A facilitated dialogue hosted by PYDA

In honour of Youth Day, local youth will gather at in Stellenbosch to drum together and engage in critical dialogue around youth unemployment.

Tuesday, 13 June, 2023

Akkedisberg Boerdery launches its first wine: Southern Treasures Pinotage 2021

Akkedisberg Boerdery, a vineyard workers' trust based at Raka Wines in Overberg, has officially launched its first wine.
Raka Wines

Monday, 5 June, 2023

The Pebbles Project – a life-changing journey

For a UK-based teacher, what was supposed to be a holiday to South Africa resulted in the founding of an organisation that changes lives.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 2 June, 2023

Bee friendly farming at Boland Cellar

Boland Cellar shares insights into the best crops to plant between vines to support our precious honey bees.
Boland Cellar

Thursday, 1 June, 2023

Inland Tavern Chef cook-off gives food for thought in fight against binge-drinking

Moud Kgomo and Pebetse Molefi smoked the competition to each claim first place in, respectively, the Central and Northern region Mzansi Tavern Chef Cook-off.
Mzansi Tavern Chef

Wednesday, 31 May, 2023

SASA and AYDA partner up to bring introductory sommelier training nationwide

The South African Sommeliers Association and Apeirogon Youth Development Academy will provide interprovincial sommelier training across South Africa.

Wednesday, 24 May, 2023

Spier Hotel guests warm up local little hearts | #wineforgood

At Spier, we're not just about wine. We're passionate about making a positive impact on our local communities.

Thursday, 18 May, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Pebbles supports Perchwin, an aspiring artist

Pebbles Project is in the business of making dreams come true. Today we tell aspiring artist Perchwin's story.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 18 May, 2023

Haute Cabrière’s education centre gains new purpose

The Haute Cabrière Education Centre has now been given a fresh purpose as the new home of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy.
Haute Cabrière

Wednesday, 17 May, 2023

Pebbles Project launches a skills development centre in Hemel-en-Aarde

Pebbles Project has launched a skills development centre at their Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project to expand opportunities for young adults.
Pebbles Project

Friday, 12 May, 2023

Tasting wine and talking conservation at the Reforest Fest 2023

During Greenpop’s Reforest Fest, a wine tasting in collaboration with WWF South Africa raised awareness around sustainable wine farming practices.

Monday, 8 May, 2023

Aspiring young sommeliers receive Court of Master Sommeliers bursaries

Ten young South African wine industry professionals have been awarded bursaries to study with the Court of Master Sommeliers, thanks to PYDA and Chenin Noir SA.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Thursday, 27 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Nydene's childhood dreams come true

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Nydene's story.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 24 April, 2023

#VinoPeople: Koni Maliehe, owner of Koni Wines

Koni Maliehe is a feminine tour de force. In this #wineforgood interview, learn more about what drives her.

Sunday, 23 April, 2023

Spier Arts Trust artist Tafadzwa Tega shines in London

The zumbani flower – the bloom of the ‘wonder herb’ fevertea tree – is an important totem in the works of Zimbabwean artist Tafadzwa Tega.
Just Trimmings

Saturday, 22 April, 2023

Black woman taps into the South African wine industry | #wineforgood

In the South African wine industry, where diversity has traditionally been lacking, women are cultivating success and living the "grape life".
IOL, Asande Dhlamini

Friday, 21 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Lezaan walks a journey of growth with Pebbles

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project changing lives. Today we tell Lezaan's story.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 20 April, 2023

KZN Mzansi Tavern Chef cook-off lights the way in fight against binge drinking

We've got #wineforgood news! Bongiwe Zama Shange from Leon’s Tavern won the KZN provincial Mzansi Tavern Chef competition.
Mzansi Tavern Chef

Thursday, 20 April, 2023

Koelenhof blood drive: Your blood can save a life | #wineforgood

Make a difference and join Koelenhof for their blood donation drive on 5 May. You could save lives.
Koelenhof Wine Cellar

Wednesday, 19 April, 2023

Bosman Family Vineyards - Caring for the community and the environment

The 200-year history of Bosman Family Vineyards is a story of sustainability. For today's #wineforgood feature, we share their good work.
Bosman Family Vineyards

Tuesday, 18 April, 2023

Internships for life: Living Soils empowering a new generation of farmers | #wineforgood

In 2023, the Living Soils Community Learning Farm welcomed 16 new interns to train and develop them as young farmers.

Monday, 17 April, 2023

South African wine trailblazers: Denzel Swarts | #wineforgood

Get to know the inspiring Denzel Swarts, who's recently been appointed sales and brand executive of Zoetendal Vineyards.
Wines of South Africa, Malu Lambert

Sunday, 16 April, 2023

The latest news from the Anna Foundation

Anna Foundation has had a very full year so far. For today's #wineforgood feature, we share their first term highlights.
Anna Foundation

Friday, 14 April, 2023

#wineforgood: Introducing Boschendal’s new learning hub

The new Boschendal Learning Hub is an inclusive space for learning that embodies the collaborative vision of our working farm.

Thursday, 13 April, 2023

Opportunity for young South Africans to embark on journey of becoming Master Sommeliers

Chenin Noir South Africa and PYDA have partnered to provide ten bursaries for wine industry professionals to study with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Chenin Noir

Thursday, 13 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Jesmin shares her passions with the community

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Jesmin's story.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 12 April, 2023

Black-owned beverage company launches innovative new product in disruptive canned wine market

Today we feature a #wineforgood brand: The UNFLTRD canned wine range, a black-owned, sustainability-focused enterprise.
Nice Beverage Company

Tuesday, 11 April, 2023

Let’s enjoy #wineforgood: Five wineries and organisations that are transforming the South African wine industry

Here are five feel-good stories of wineries and organisations that are transforming the South African wine industry.
Wines of South Africa, Letishia Charles

Sunday, 9 April, 2023

Empowerment through winemaking: Farmworkers make top-quality wines | #wineforgood

As part of an empowerment project, farmworkers at Kleine Zalze wine estate have released the first wines produced from grapes grown in their own vineyards.
Farmer's Weekly, Glenneis Kriel

Saturday, 8 April, 2023

How 4 wine businesses delivered on their equity goals

Jane Lopes reports on how the WINE Pledge helps businesses – including her own – cultivate a more diverse, equitable, and environmentally sustainable wine industry.
SevenFifty Daily, Jane Lopes

Friday, 7 April, 2023

Pebbles Project good news stories: Shaping confident, future-ready young women

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're sharing good news stories of Pebbles Project making dreams come true. Today we tell Robin's story.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 6 April, 2023

Unlocking new horizons: Training staff for the right job at Benguela Cove

In this #wineforgood feature, Penny Streeter shares her journey of taking on unskilled youth and training them to be hospitality staff at Benguela Cove.
Penny Streeter OBE

Wednesday, 5 April, 2023

Four of the best wildlife warriors in the Cape Winelands

From conserving African wild dogs to protecting chameleons, Tamlyn Ryan looks at some of the best wildlife warriors in the Cape Winelands this #wineforgood month.
Tamlyn Ryan

Tuesday, 4 April, 2023

Anna Foundation launches new educational project at Merwida | #wineforgood

The new after-school project at Merwida in Rawsonville is aimed at supporting the holistic development of 90 children between the ages of 5-18 years.
Anna Foundation

Tuesday, 4 April, 2023

Mandisi Dlokolo cooks his way to victory in Eastern Cape Tavern Chef Competition

Mandisi Dlokolo from M&N Place in Motherwell has been crowned the Eastern Cape provincial Mzansi Tavern Chef champion.
Mzansi Tavern Chef

Monday, 3 April, 2023

#WINEFORGOOD: Sharing the good news stories from the South African wine industry

Our #wineforgood month is here and it's time to share good news stories about the South African wine industry. Find out what this initiative is all about.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Monday, 3 April, 2023

California’s ban on pesticides by 2050 sees the state’s wineries embracing ‘slow wine’

California has unveiled its ‘sustainable pest management roadmap’, a long-range plan towards an environmentally sustainable culture.
Decanter, Marisa Finetti

Friday, 31 March, 2023

Support local charities at the harvest charity long table lunch at Boschendal

Join a special long table lunch for a good cause on the lawns outside Boschendal’s Olive Press on Sunday 16 April.

Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Former young farm worker takes the leap to executive management at South African wine estate

Denzel Swarts has been appointed sales and brand executive of Zoetendal Vineyards in Elim.
Zoetendal Vineyards

Friday, 24 March, 2023

StreetSmart SA launches Circle of Diamonds online fundraiser

Support StreetSmart SA’s Circle of Diamonds raffle to raise funds to help vulnerable children, especially those living on the streets.
StreetSmart SA

Wednesday, 22 March, 2023

Beyond the bottle: Back to balance

Forward-thinking winemakers in the WWF Conservation Champions program are following a global trend in sustainable viticulture, with a slow yet steady move towards regenerative agricultural practices.
Richard Holmes

Monday, 20 March, 2023

Reforest Fest: Restoration celebration over Easter Weekend 2023

Pioneering "fun environmentalism", Greenpop will once again be hosting its innovative fusion of tree planting and play at the Reforest Fest 2023.

Monday, 20 March, 2023

Out and About with wine.co.za: Celebrating the SA wine harvest and more

The months of February and early March 2023 were a time of celebration in the Winelands – celebrating the harvest, new restaurant launches, and more.

Monday, 13 March, 2023

The World of Work Centre gives unemployed youth access to opportunities

With Human Rights Day around the corner, PYDA launches the World of Work centre to help unemployed Black youth secure employment opportunities.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Thursday, 9 March, 2023

Attend Forward Foundation's fundraising event and help move South Africa forward, faster

The Forward Foundation is excited to announce their fundraiser – the Music, Wine & Dine Fundraising Event – taking place on 29 March.
Forward Foundation

Thursday, 2 March, 2023

Black-owned wine brands boost South Africa in New York

The Big Apple will soon welcome the biggest group of black-owned South African wine brands to ever participate at Vinexpo America.

Thursday, 23 February, 2023

The Cape Wine Auction raises almost R8 million in one evening | #wineforgood

The Cape Wine Auction raised close to R8 million for charity at this year’s event, and has now accumulated over R125 million since the first auction took place in 2014.
Cape Wine Auction

Wednesday, 22 February, 2023

Sharrol Mukendi-Klaas wins ASI Gérard Basset Foundation Sommelier Scholarship

As recipient of this prestigious scholarship, Sharrol will be trained up to the level of international sommellerie.

Friday, 17 February, 2023

Bosman Family Vineyards - Dedicated to better

When choosing Bosman wines, you are making a sustainable choice.
Bosman Family Vineyards

Monday, 13 February, 2023

The Cape Wine Auction – an exportable concept worldwide

Regarded as one of the most significant international wine charity auctions, the Cape Wine Auction is a much sought-after ticket on the SA social events calendar.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 9 February, 2023

Lots to bid for at this year’s Cape Wine Auction

One of the world’s most renowned charity wine auctions, The Cape Wine Auction, is taking place on 18 February at Hazendal Wine Estate.
Cape Wine Auction

Wednesday, 8 February, 2023

Grace Telana crowned Western Cape champion tavern chef after sizzling competition

Grace Telana from Tshawe’s Tavern in Khayelitsha won the Western Cape provincial Mzansi Tavern Chef Cook-off competition.
Mzansi Tavern Chef

Wednesday, 25 January, 2023

Celebrating a decade of the Cape Wine Auction | #wineforgood

One of the world’s most renowned charity wine auctions, the Cape Wine Auction, returns in 2023, marking the 10th anniversary since its launch in 2014.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 19 January, 2023

Michel Reybier Hospitality Golden Vines EHL MSc Hospitality Management Scholarship

Michel Reybier Hospitality announces a new Golden Vines Scholarship in partnership with EHL Hospitality Business School, the Gérard Basset Foundation, and Liquid Icons.
Liquid Icons

Wednesday, 18 January, 2023

An exciting 2023 with StreetSmart SA

A new year means a new chapter. Our wish to you is that 2023 will be an incredible part of your story and we hope StreetSmart will be part of it too.
StreetSmart SA

Wednesday, 11 January, 2023

Two Oceans Half Marathon 2023: Would you like to run for change?

Pebbles Project has charity entries available for the sold-out Two Oceans Half Marathon taking place on 16 April 2023.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 10 January, 2023

Golden Vines scholarship for a BIPOC entrepreneur wishing to break into the wine trade

Wine Owners, together with Lay & Wheeler, IG Wines and the Gérard Basset Foundation, to create a Golden Vines Scholarship for 1 BIPOC entrepreneur wishing to break into the wine trade.
Liquid Icons

Sunday, 8 January, 2023

Distell is closing the loop on waste

GreenUp is Distell’s waste removal initiative that's closing the loop on waste while generating jobs.

Thursday, 5 January, 2023

Stepping stones | #wineforgood

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King jnr
Wines of South Africa, Fiona McDonald

Monday, 26 December, 2022

#VinoPeople: Jill Onkruid, brand ambassador at Compagniesdrift

Jill Onkruid, brand ambassador at Compagniesdrift and recent graduate of UCT Graduate School of Business's The Business of Wine course, shares her journey.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Monday, 19 December, 2022

#VinoPeople: Christine Fortuin, tasting room manager at Darling Cellars

From cleaner to tasting room manager, Christine Fortuin from Darling Cellars is taking the Darling wine route by storm.

Wednesday, 14 December, 2022

South Africa takes the win in the Ubuntu Trophy 2022

Team SA took the trophy at the 2022 Ubuntu Trophy competition, hosted by SASA in partnership with the Stellenbosch Wine Routes and Sommeliers Academy.

Monday, 12 December, 2022

A big THANK YOU from Bosman Family Vineyards

With all the discounts, deals and special days around at this time of year, Bosman Family Vineyards thought it a better idea to step back and be grateful instead.
Bosman Family Vineyards

Friday, 9 December, 2022

Cape Winelands teen dreams of becoming a qualified social worker | #wineforgood

Support Les-Leeco Koopman's dream of becoming a social worker by helping fund the social work course he hopes to do in 2023.
Pebbles Project

Thursday, 8 December, 2022

News from Pebbles Project - December 2022

As the year draws to a close, join Pebbles Project in reflecting on their successful, crazy busy year.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Out and About with wine.co.za: Spring events in the Winelands

This spring, we celebrated all things new. Robertson Winery showcased their new wine bottles at their birthday celebration while Spier and Morgenster launched new wine ranges.

Monday, 5 December, 2022

Spier wins Ethical Award at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2022

Spier Wine Farm won the Ethical Award at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2022.

Friday, 2 December, 2022

DGB’s continued focus on meaningful empowerment leads to level 4 B-BBEE status

DGB has been duly recognised for leading in the empowerment space, after it was awarded level 4 B-BBEE status, sharing in of the highest ratings of local leading alcohol producers.

Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Champion Cabernet Sauvignon to be proud standard-bearer for Elethu Wines

Elethu Wines has unveiled its inaugural wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon, that's already won a pre-release double gold medal.
Elethu Wines

Friday, 25 November, 2022

Compagniesdrift Albertus pays tribute to mentors

Compagniesdrift is tasting sweet success with their new release natural sweet wine, the Compagniesdrift Albertus.

Monday, 21 November, 2022

Empowerment project sees Nederburg grow its own lunch

Distell has embarked on an eco-friendly aquaponics project to grow vegetables and farm fish at Nederburg, Paarl.

Thursday, 17 November, 2022

A win for the Winelands

For local cyclists who competed in the FNB Wines2Whales MTB race in aid of the Anna Foundation, the most significant win was for the children of Raithby Primary School.
Anna Foundation

Wednesday, 9 November, 2022

StreetSmart SA summer news | #wineforgood

Find out how you can help StreetSmart South Africa support vulnerable children across South Africa this summer.
StreetSmart SA

Friday, 4 November, 2022

How South Africa is strengthening social justice through wine

A list of winelands organizations that are strengthening social justice in South Africa.
Somm TV, Kathleen Willcox

Monday, 31 October, 2022

Simonsvlei: New dawn beckons with R100 m investment

Simonsvlei's new owner aims to once again make the winery a leading lifestyle destination in the Cape Winelands.

Monday, 24 October, 2022

Visio Vintners wines heralds a new dawn for Kleine Zalze workers | #wineforgood

A dream of making wine from own vineyards, marketing it to the wine world, and sharing in the profits accrued from the sweat of one's labour has been realised for Kleine Zalze workers.
Kleine Zalze

Wednesday, 19 October, 2022

Meet Paul Siguqa, farm labourer’s son turned wine baron

Paul Siguqa realised a long-held dream when he bought Klein Goederust in 2019. Now he’s building a boutique wine farm that’s all about ubuntu and sharing fine wines.
Daily Maverick, Kit Heathcock

Monday, 17 October, 2022

Cecilia Foundation: Supporting marginalised individuals through music

Cecilia Wines winemaker Cerina van Niekerk combines her passion for music, wine, and social responsibility by funding a music upliftment project with the proceeds from her wine sales.
Cecilia Foundation

Friday, 7 October, 2022

Team Anna Foundation taking on the Wines2Whales trails for education in the Winelands

At the 2022 FNB Wines2Whales, Six Stellenbosch Superstars are returning to the trails to raise funds for Anna Foundation.
Anna Foundation