Wednesday, 15 January, 2020

Boschendal to host 2020 Cape Wine Auction

South Africa’s second oldest wine farm, Boschendal, will play host to the 2020 Cape Wine Auction, regarded as the most significant wine charity auction ever conceived in this country, uniting the industry around a single goal of raising money for education.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 12 December, 2019

Karoo Calling: Fundraiser to raise funds in support of communities of the drought ravaged region

To help support communities that are continuing to experience some of the worst and prolonged drought conditions on record, a group effort between members of both the wine and rugby industry have joined hands to launch the Karoo Calling fundraiser.
Perdeberg Group

Friday, 6 December, 2019

Miracles through music

In the quiet little village of Napier in the Overberg Valley of the Southern Cape, some young people are making a big and joyful noise.
WOSA Blog, Julia Moore

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

Climate crisis our pledge, your invitation

Please join us in the fight for climate health. Take the step with us and plant a spekboom. Boplaas has always been conservation-minded. Now we've stepped up our drive and pledged to establish one million plants of the Portulacaria afra succulent variety – commonly known as the spekboom - before 2025.
Boplaas Family Vineyards

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Kayamandi student lands rare opportunity to fast-track her career in wine

Aphelele Mvamva from Kayamandi in Stellenbosch, has been chosen as the first Drostdy Hof Graduate in a novel skills accelerator programme that will see her spending 2020 learning from some of the best minds in South Africa’s wine industry.
Drostdy Hof

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Pebbles Project cheers to a year of celebration and social innovation

Celebrating 15 years for any organisation in the non-profit sector in South Africa is no easy feat as recent Department of Social Development statistics put the number of NPOs in the country at 201,644 (Feb 2019).
Charmaine Gola

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Want to be inspired by our talented South African youth?

South Africans are brimming with pride at the fantastic win by our Springboks at the Rugby World Cup. If you are keen to continue feeling this pride, then please take the afternoon of Friday 15th Nov off and attend the 2019 PYDA Wine Tourism Graduation.
Judy Brower -

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

Building bicycles to change lives in Soweto

Nederburg Wines and Qhubeka Charity recently held a bicycle-building event at Eyethu Lifestyle Centre in Soweto, to spread a message of hope and highlight their ongoing commitment to help change lives in South Africa.
Nederburg Wines

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019

Stellenbosch is first Southern Hemisphere wine region to sign the Porto Protocol to combat climate change

Reaffirming the importance of sustainable environmental practices, Stellenbosch Wine Routes today signed the Porto Protocol, committing the leading wine route in South Africa to an accelerated contribution towards climate change mitigation.
Visit Stellenbosch

Wednesday, 2 October, 2019

Night of Wonders at Hazendal

Hazendal Wine Estate is celebrating 320 years since its establishment and 25 years of the Voloshin family ownership with the launch of an initiative to introduce the concept of education through play to children in disadvantaged communities.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019

Nederburg & Qhubeka - giving us hope in difficult times

South Africa reached a tipping point recently, with gender-based violence taking centre-stage. Our beautiful country is in mourning. We live in this crazy juxtaposition of stunning beauty, diverse cultures and languages, abject poverty, unemployment and hopelessness, and so my heart was warmed by my recent positive experience in Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town's biggest townships.
Judy Brower -

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Linton Park & Hugo Rust support Rhino Conservation with R 180 079 in 2019

Linton Park Wine Estate near Wellington in co-operation with local Hugo Rust Primary School with their own fundraising initiatives - this year increased their joint annual donation for rhino conservation from a modest beginning of R55 000 in 2016 to the substantial amount of R180 000.
Linton Park Wines

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

Vriesenhof Vineyards raises a glass in the fight against rhino poaching

Vriesenhof Vineyards has joined forces with The Black Rhino Reserve Wildlife Trust to raise funds to fight rhino poaching and aid conservation efforts in and around the Pilanesberg National Park, which is under constant threat by poachers.
Vriesenhof Vineyards

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019

Taking a leap and blazing a trail to make a difference

The decade-old story of Bosman Adama is well-known: a historic wine farm in Wellington where the workers own a 26% share in the farming operation, still the biggest transformation deal in the wine industry today.
WOSA Blog, Julia Moore

Monday, 9 September, 2019

SA's first black-owned winery wins Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Carmen Stevens is petite-sized. But this wine-making barrel-wielding dynamo does not let obstacles stop her. This past week she walked away with Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
IOL, Business Report

Monday, 26 August, 2019

Leopard's Leap announces #Words4Wine for 2019

Leopard's Leap Wines is delighted to announce the 2019 edition of its #Words4Wine campaign as part of its sponsorship of the annual Cape Town-based Open Book Festival.
Leopards Leap

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

15 is the new...crystal!

On the back of a very successful masquerade ball held in October last year, we knew we had to come up with an event that's even more amazing this year.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

Vinpro trains record number of vineyard workers

The wine industry organisation Vinpro helped more than a thousand people to sharpen their viticultural skills, and will continue to do so in the next few months. - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Thursday, 18 July, 2019

The Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award and The Living Tapestry Project - An art and history project in Hermanus

The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, have long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and sponsor the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Competition every year as part of the Hermanus Fynarts Festival, with a first prize of R20 000, second prize of R10 000, and 2 merit prizes of R5 000 each
Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard

Tuesday, 9 July, 2019

Melanie Burke - Interview with - Camino de Santiago

We caught up with Melanie Burke, Chairman of StreetsmartSA, who recently completed the 120km pilgrimage on the Camino Francés to raise awareness and R50 000 for homeless children in South Africa. This is what she had to say on the spectacular experience... - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

In Loving Memory of Jolandi - Die Herberg Robertson

Jolandi Le Roux (de Villiers) tragically passed away 2 Dec 2018 on her 31st Birthday at Chapmans Peak View Point, falling to her death whilst jumping in the air for a photo to celebrate her 31st birthday. 

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

Nomonde Kubheka shortlisted for ‘Future 50’ award

PYDA facilitator, Nomonde Kubheka was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Future 50’ award from more than 600 international nominations. The award, launched by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and the International Wine and Spirit Competition, was created to offer a unique platform for showcasing global change makers in the wine industry.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2019

Pilgrim with a purpose making a difference one step at a time

Melanie Burke, the Chairman of StreetSmart SA, is undertaking a 120 km pilgrimage on the Camino Francés in Northern Spain this month, in an effort to raise awareness and R50 000 for the upliftment of homeless children in South Africa.
StreetSmart SA

Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

The New Generation of Wine Ambassador

Wine education in South Africa is on the rise. Three hundred aspiring young adults across the country are embarking on a unique journey to become the next generation of wine ambassadors and sommeliers.
Sommeliers Academy, Roxan Waldeck

Friday, 10 May, 2019

Franschhoek Academy is bringing hope to our communities

As many people know, living or spending time in the Cape Winelands comes with many wonderful perks that are available to us on our doorsteps, like sipping on some of South Africa’s finest wines and dining at award winning restaurants,all while gazing over the most eye-catching views of the mountains, vineyards and the beautiful sunsets that surround us.
Cape Wine Academy

Friday, 3 May, 2019

What good is #wineforgood? A wrap of good news stories for April 2019

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world' - a well-known quote by Nelson Mandela is exactly right and education is of course a big focus of the #wineforgood campaign in the South African Winelands
Judy Brower

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

SA Wine Industry Invests in its People #wineforgood

Training and development have long been a priority of the South African wine industry, because of its ability to improve labour efficiencies, transform lives and boost industry competitiveness.
Vinpro, Glenneis Kriel

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

#wineforgood: True friendships - Mzokona Mvemve & Bruwer Raats and Black Elephant Vintners

Craft beer and spirit makers in South Africa are winning hearts and minds and ‘share of throat’ with authenticity and realism. More than one wine label is too, as Fiona McDonald writes.
Fiona McDonald

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

New CWA Trust chairperson Raymond Ndlovu on the state of the SA wine industry and the way forward for the CWA Auction

The Cape Wine Auction this year raised more than R15 million and its Trust has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014. It 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 in the Cape winelands.
Cape Wine Auction

Monday, 29 April, 2019

#wineforgood: South African Wine Industry Invests in Black-owned Wine Businesses

The SA Wine Industry Transformation Unit has invested R1,5 million sending thirteen black-owned wine enterprises to ProWein, the world’s largest wine and spirits trade fair. The fair hosted more than 61 500 industry visitors and exhibitors across the supply chain from 142 countries from 17 to 19 March 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Wines of South Africa, Glenneis Kriel

Friday, 26 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Distell backs the arts

"I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century."  - Gerald Gordon, economist and author. The creative and performing arts are often overlooked, deemed as a hobby with little support to young and upcoming individuals with a passion to make a career out of it. Distell is supporting this important category with sponsorships celebrating rising storytellers and theatre stars.

Thursday, 25 April, 2019

#wineforgood: StreetSmart, normalising the lives of vulnerable children, R5 at a time

What can you do with R5? Not much. It can't buy you a bread, a litre of petrol or even a cup of coffee. But R5 can change the life of a vulnerable child. Through donations of R5 at a time R1,695 million was raised in 2018 to support vulnerable children within the community where the donations were collected.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Thokozani, a story of sustainable economic empowerment

All too often, young BBBEE wine companies are left to sink or swim and as a result can quickly become isolated, with little capital or experience. Despite the view (however incorrect it is) that nothing is being done or achieved, an increasing number of wine farms are in fact engaging in transformation – and some very successfully so.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019

An Investment in the Future #wineforgood

At Waterford Estate, we believe in nurturing and developing the children who grow up on the farm – a task that’s made possible with the help of social worker Nina Kleynhans.
Waterford Estate

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Kickstarting a quality education at the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School

In 1996 Anthony Hamilton Russell built a daycare for the farm employees' children. This building has since become a safe haven for 47 children from the nearby communities, providing them with a solid foundation to their education.
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School

Monday, 22 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Stellar Winery empowering a workforce

Since its founding in 1998, Stellar has won acclaim for its organic, fair trade, and vegan-friendly wine. Our wine has made footprints all over the globe, from Canada to Madagascar to Japan, but our heart remains back at home.
Stellar Winery

Friday, 19 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary. Many wine farms are making changes in their communities with small annual events organised to raise funds to support the causes they believe in.

Friday, 19 April, 2019

All about the Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

“When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance.” These words by Belgian fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, who rose to fame and became Princess Diane of Fürstenberg when she married Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, are often used to describe the unique allure of hotels.

Thursday, 18 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Saving African Wild Dogs, one bottle of wine at a time

The Painted Wolf Wine Company was founded in mid 2007 by Jeremy and Emma Borg. Jeremy, who was the driving force behind the creation of Fairview's Goats Do Roam, has broad experience with wine companies and brands in the USA, UK and South Africa.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Sips for Sight - The Blind Tasting wine in support of Innovation for the Blind

Imagine having a glass of wine with no idea what wine it is because you’re visually impaired? A whole new meaning to a blind wine tasting. Innovation for the Blind’s 'The Blind Tasting' wine encourages wine lovers to close their eyes and open their minds to experience it as the blind would.
Innovation for the Blind

Tuesday, 16 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Spier, Woolworths and Sustainability Institute Launch Community Learning Farm

Spier has partnered with the Woolworths Trust, Sustainability Institute and AgroEcology Academy to launch the Living Soils Community Learning Farm at Lynedoch. The partners have agreed to a three-year pilot project that aims to establish a learning farm that demonstrates ecologically-restorative methods to grow nutrient-rich foods to improve community food security.

Monday, 15 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Stellenbosch Change in Action - Renowned Chefs unite for Social Development

Driven by a mandate to affect real change, Stellenbosch Wine Routes introduced Tasting Stellenbosch, which will be upskilling the community by providing hospitality training. This member organisation is chaired by well-known Stellenbosch chefs, Chef George Jardine and Deputy Chairman Chef Bertus Basson.
Stellenbosch Wine Routes

Friday, 12 April, 2019

#wineforgood: PIWOSA Women In Wine Initiative

In October 2012, Kathy Jordan from Jordan Wine Estate (a member of PIWOSA - Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) launched the empowering Women in Wine Initiative. A wine mentoring programme aimed at women working in the wine industry, this very successful initiative has since become the PIWOSA Women in Wine Initiative to maximise its reach and uplift more women.

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

#wineforgood: The Thunderchild Project - a community pulling together in aid of humanity

It has always been said that one can judge a community by how it pulls together at times of peril. History tells, over and over again, how during natural disasters, threats of war, times of sickness or disease, communities and even nations have either pulled together and helped their fellow man, or turned against one another, and fended only for themselves.

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Recognizing hidden talents : Sanna Hendricks from De Waal Wines and Salomé Maasdorp from Kaapzicht #wineforgood

We enter tasting rooms and rarely think of the faces we find in them, curating the perfect wine tasting experience for us. Some have walked a long road with the wineries, relationships have been cemented and bonds formed and through that new skills are revealed and sometimes appreciated and developed.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2019

#wineforgood: A little mentorship goes a long way - Siwela Wines and Denzel Swarts

Siwela Wines is a South African black female owned brand producing premium quality wine and a symbol of transformation in the South African wine industry. Owner, Siwela Masoga, came to the Western Cape from Limpopo showing courage in pursuing her dreams of being part of the wine world. With some help from within the industry, she is now living her dream. - Trudie Webb (Editor)

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019

#wineforgood: The Cape Wine Auction Trustees, wineland superheroes

What do real life superheroes do? Make wine, of course. The South African wine industry has a shadowed past, but great efforts are being made to right the wrongs and uplift the lives of the individuals working in our winelands. One of the biggest success stories has been the Cape Wine Auction, which has to date raised a massive R90 million, transforming education in the winelands.

Monday, 8 April, 2019

#wineforgood: 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.

Friday, 5 April, 2019

#wineforgood: 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 Jack from The Drift wines, who continues her work through the Headstart Trust.
The Drift Estate

Thursday, 4 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Positive Contribution to Transfer of Knowledge

South African cellars are increasingly motivated and encouraged to develop the skills and knowledge of cellar assistants. Although this might appear not to be problematic, transfer of knowledge and the development of skills are far more challenging than many in the industry believe.
Santi Basson

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Bottled Education at Du Toitskloof Wines

Wifi in every classroom? Yes. Data projector in every classroom? Yes. Massive computer lab with internet access and educational software? Yes. Free, nutritious meals every day? Yes. On-site medical facility? Yes. Library? Yes. Two of them. Low teacher-pupil ratio? Yes. Stunning mountain views in between the rural vineyards? Yes. Keen to send your child? No, you cannot really.
Izak de Vries

Tuesday, 2 April, 2019

#wineforgood: Pebbles Project Changing Lives

Sophia Warner, founder of the Pebbles Project, dropped a pebble into the South African Winelands in 2004, and the ripples are reaching right across the Western Cape from Citrusdal to Wellington, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Hermanus (Hemel en Aarde) and there seems to be no stopping it.

Monday, 1 April, 2019

#wineforgood Compagniesdrift - Empowering women and the next generation in Stellenbosch

As a black empowerment business funded by the Myburgh Family Trust of Meerlust Estate, beneficiary Compagniesdrift Bottling and Storage Facility outside Stellenbosch is a full-circle empowerment story. Changing social dynamics and empowering the next generation is part of their game.

Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Celebrating Human Rights Day: The Story of the "Miracle School"

Disrupting a vicious cycle, Bonnievale builds a "Miracle school'
WOSA Blog, Julia Moore

Thursday, 14 March, 2019

Balance launches exciting new online game in support of elephant conservation

Balance, the quirky range of everyday wines synonymous with life’s lighter moments, has released an exciting new online game that has perfected the fine balancing act of having loads of fun while caring for the environment.
Overhex Wines International

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019

Something's cooking in the Pebbles Project kitchen - #wineforgood

The new Pebbles kitchen has the capacity to cook up to 5000 meals per day!
Pebbles Project

Friday, 8 March, 2019

Out & About with - Robertson Day Tripping ++

We've kicked up a gear and been on the road a lot, visiting the Robertson Wine Valley, Darling and getting out on the wine circuit with the Old Road launch in Franschhoek, the launch of a custom crush facility by Jackson Family Wines and experiencing the great match of Shiraz and venison with Bertus Basson and Edmund Terblanche. Keep up with our time in the winelands through our photos.

Sunday, 3 March, 2019

#wineforgood: The 2019 Cape Wine Auction raises nearly R15-million as Raymond Ndlovu is appointed new Trust chairperson

The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014.
Cape Wine Auction

Saturday, 2 March, 2019

Why is April #wineforgood month?

This year we celebrate 25 years of democracy in South Africa and would like to recognise the significant changes and all the good work that is being done in the Cape winelands
Judy Brower -

Thursday, 28 February, 2019

Quick fire questions for Dan Nicholl ahead of his role as auctioneer at this year's Cape Wine Auction

Ahead of his role as auctioneer at this year's Cape Wine Auction, due to take place at Buitenverwachting on Saturday, March 2, we asked the multi-talented and multi-hyphenate Dan Nicholl some quick-fire questions. Herewith his equally quick-fire answers ...
Cape Wine Auction

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019

Stellenbosch School Benefits from Cape Wine Auction

Thanks to the monies raised at the annual Cape Wine Auction (CWA), 156 learners attending SPARK Lynedoch near Stellenbosch do so on full or partial bursaries.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Once in a lifetime lots at the American Express Cape Wine Barrel Auction

...including a last vintage from Alheit Vineyards; DeToren's highly acclaimed Fusion series; the Finlayson's Crystallum Collection and Creation's Art of Creation Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
Cape Wine Auction

Wednesday, 13 February, 2019

This Sporting Lot! ... a sports fan's wildest dreams at The Cape Wine Auction

Some of the lots at this year's Cape Wine Auction on Saturday, March 2 – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth - will offer bidders the opportunity to be a VIP guest at some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime sporting events being held locally and abroad including the Monaco Grand Prix and the Tour de France.
Cape Wine Auction

Monday, 11 February, 2019

Thunderchild - Drinking wine for a good cause

It is a new year with new resolutions, and we wouldn't be the only ones to say that our goal for 2019 is to do more good - be better, help others, be more selfless.

Friday, 8 February, 2019

Visit Benguela Cove for a cause this Saturday

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about dancing in the rain. This is the motto that the 13 gold medalist Riel dancers from Wupperthal live by.
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate

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?, Caryn Edwards

Thursday, 6 December, 2018

2018: A year in reflection at

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

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

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 -

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

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

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.

Monday, 29 October, 2018

Massive leap in readership of 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 saw the biggest spike in readership in recent history!
Judy Brower -

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.

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

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

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 -

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

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.

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

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 -

Monday, 21 May, 2018


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 -

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 -

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

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 -

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.

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.

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 -

Wednesday, 26 July, 2017

Come and #tastesunshine with 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's 21st celebrations, we invite you all to #tastesunshine with us on Braai Day (aka Heritage Day) on Sunday 24th September.
Judy Brower -

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.

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

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

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 -

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.

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

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 -

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

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 -

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.

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., 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)

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

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 -

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

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 -

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.

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