Thursday, 13 June, 2024

Imvini Wethu: A Covid success story

Read the story of Imvini Wethu, a wine created specifically for the German market in support of the South African industry.
WineLand Magazine

Thursday, 30 May, 2024

The Overberg is under threat

The beautiful Overberg Highlands is facing the continued threat from a mining application. Bruce Jack Wines needs your help.
Bruce Jack Wines

Tuesday, 28 May, 2024

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp's wine brand donates to SASA

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp's wine brand donates R40 000 for student tuition at the South African Sommeliers Association.

Thursday, 23 May, 2024

A new generation of sommeliers is rewriting the language of wine

A new wave of forward-thinking sommeliers recognizes that changing the language around wine tasting is an essential part of making the industry more inclusive.
Wine Enthusiast, Kate Dingwall

Tuesday, 30 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Nowhen's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Nowhen's story.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 29 April, 2024

Spier Food Garden: Growing food and nurturing people | #wineforgood

The Spier Food Garden, first planted in 2013, has significantly expanded since then under the guidance of Megan McCarthy, an expert in using regenerative techniques to grow food.

Monday, 29 April, 2024

Boplaas wine, spirits and conservation return to the spotlight

With Calitzdorp Expressed happening in June, the town shines a light on its reputation as a leading wine and spirits producer. For Boplaas, it also means showcasing an exceptional natural environment.

Sunday, 28 April, 2024

Stellenbosch Wine Routes launches campaign to plant 1000 trees after storm damage wreaks havoc

#WINEFORGOOD: The wineries of South Africa’s City of Oaks have embarked on a tree planting campaign in the wake of a devastating storm earlier this month.
Stellenbosch Wine Routes

Saturday, 27 April, 2024

Delaire Graff's ethos of sustainability: Create responsibly, give whole-heartedly and leave no trace | #wineforgood

At Delaire Graff Estate, everything is carefully considered to positively impact the earth, guests, and employees.
Delaire Graff

Friday, 26 April, 2024

Five wine producers driving sustainable environmental change | #wineforgood

With Earth Day and Arbor Day in the same week this year, we raise a toast to a sustainable future and the wine producers driving positive change to benefit the environment.

Thursday, 25 April, 2024

#WINEFORGOOD: School uniforms for a brighter future

The DTK Fairtrade Initiative assisted school-going learners from the Breedekloof community with their school uniforms at the start of 2024.
Du Toitskloof Fairtrade Initiative

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Johnlin's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Johnlin's story.
Pebbles Project

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024

Painted Wolf Wines April news: Celebrating wildlife conservation

With the 2024 harvest now behind us, Painted Wolf Wines is back on the hunt to grow their pack and increase their contributions to African wild dog conservation.
Painted Wolf Wines

Tuesday, 23 April, 2024

Growing a better future: Sustainable practices at Rijk's Wine Estate and Hotel

This #wineforgood month, Rijk's Wine Estate and Hotel shares the sustainable practices they implement to ensure a better future for our planet.
Rijk's Wine Estate and Hotel

Monday, 22 April, 2024

Earth Day: Delheim leads conservation efforts with invasive alien plant volunteer group

Delheim, along with the Delheim Hackers, have taken a proactive stance in combatting the harm caused by invasive alien plant species.
Delheim Wine Estate

Sunday, 21 April, 2024

News from Pebbles Project - April 2024 | #wineforgood

Pebbles Project celebrates their 20th birthday this year. This April, they share a glimpse into the life-changing work achieved this year so far.
Pebbles Project

Saturday, 20 April, 2024

Women making waves in the South African wine industry

As part of #wineforgood, we share the stories of female winemakers and entrepreneurs who bring fresh perspectives and innovation to the wine industry.
Wines of South Africa, Letishia Charles

Friday, 19 April, 2024

Denise Stubbs of Thokozani Wines named FEDHASA's 2024 Leader of the Year

Big #wineforgood news: In recognition of her pioneering spirit, the FEDHASA has named Denise Stubbs of Thokozani Wines as its 2024 Leader of the Year.

Thursday, 18 April, 2024

From seedlings to statements: Spier’s Tree-preneurs branch out at Upcycle | #wineforgood

Spier’s Tree-preneurs programme, aimed at empowering individuals to care for indigenous plants, will be showcased at the Upcycle exhibition this weekend.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Jamie-Lee's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Jamie-Lee's story.
Pebbles Project

Tuesday, 16 April, 2024

HeadStart Trust: A pleasant note | #wineforgood

The HeadStart Trust shares a short review of their activities in 2023 and what lies ahead in 2024.
HeadStart Trust

Monday, 15 April, 2024

#VinoPeople: Creating a greener world with farmer Jason of Boschendal

This #wineforgood month, meet the man behind Boschendal's regenerative farming initiatives, Jason Carroll.

Sunday, 14 April, 2024

Lubanzi Wines: Pioneering sustainability and social responsibility in wine

In today's #wineforgood feature, learn about Lubanzi Wines' commitment to ethical practices, environmental stewardship, and more.
BNN, Mazhar Abbas

Saturday, 13 April, 2024

#WINEFORGOOD: Mothercity Liquor celebrates sustainability efforts of exceptional wine brands

In an era marked by growing environmental awareness, local wine brands are stepping up their game.
Mothercity Liquor

Friday, 12 April, 2024

Sustainable wine farming with friends | #wineforgood

Vineyard Friends shares how the four animals on their labels bring your favourite wines to life.
Vineyard Friends

Thursday, 11 April, 2024

Amandla: Female empowerment in the South African winelands

#wineforgood: Three decades on from the first-ever democratic elections in 1994, female empowerment is one of the most visible achievements in the local wine industry.
Wines of South Africa, Fiona McDonald

Wednesday, 10 April, 2024

Wine of the Week: Nederburg The Motorcycle Marvel Rhône Blend 2018

This week, we honour an icon in South African wine with a wine that is dedicated to him: Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel Rhône Blend 2018.

Wednesday, 10 April, 2024

Perdeberg Group is officially a carbon hero | #wineforgood

After years of hard work and dedication in the fight to curb carbon emissions, Perdeberg is now officially recognised as a Carbon Hero.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2024

Pebbles Project celebrating 20 years of changing lives: Divinia's story

As part of our #wineforgood month, we're joining Pebbles Project in their 20th birthday celebrations by sharing their stories. Today we tell Divinia's story.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 8 April, 2024

People, planet, and prosperity: ‘Back to basics’ towards a sustainable future

In this #wineforgood feature, Isabeau Botha looks at how earth-friendly trends can be harnessed as potent tools in the pursuit of sustainability in the South African Winelands.
Isabeau Botha

Monday, 8 April, 2024

WSET grants life-changing bursaries to South Africa-based members of the Black Cellar Club

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust has granted the Black Cellar Club fifteen fully sponsored places for their Level 2 Award in Wines course.

Sunday, 7 April, 2024

Anna Foundation's first term newsletter

From bold expansions to fundraising at the Cape Epic, Anna Foundation shares what has been happening in the first term of 2024.
Anna Foundation

Saturday, 6 April, 2024

Harvesting happiness: Vergelegen vineyard contractors treated to Fairtrade groceries

In today's #wineforgood story, find out how Vergelegen provides for vineyard contract workers as part of its Fairtrade initiative.

Friday, 5 April, 2024

Delving into the world of conservation wine at Reforest Fest 2024

At the Reforest Fest 2024, people of all ages came together for an enriching experience in tree planting and an opportunity to learn about conservation wine.

Thursday, 4 April, 2024

#wineforgood: Boschendal's impactful initiatives at Excelsior School

Boschendal shares a glimpse into how they're making a positive impact through their Excelsior School.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2024

Wine of the Week: Bosman Adama White 2023

It's #wineforgood month, so our first Wine of the Week for the month is a wine with a cause: Bosman Adama White 2023.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2024

Pebbles Project launches Soap For Hope program to change lives in local communities | #wineforgood

Pebbles Project has joined forces with Diversey and Dow to launch the Soap For Hope project in South Africa to empower unemployed young adults.
Pebbles Project

Monday, 1 April, 2024

#WINEFORGOOD: Spreading good news from around the South African Winelands this April

At wine.co.za, April is #wineforgood month. Stay tuned as we share daily good news stories about those making a difference in the South African Winelands.
wine.co.za, Jeanine Malan

Monday, 25 March, 2024

CEEV reports ‘impressive and positive’ impact of wine sector in EU

Comité Vins has presented the positive impact of the wine sector, following an exclusive study carried out by PwC.
The Drinks Business, James Evison

Friday, 22 March, 2024

World Water Day: Cultivating sustainability from vine to glass at Villiera

Villiera's commitment to sustainable practices shines brighter than ever on World Water Day, 22 April 2024.
Villiera Wines

Tuesday, 19 March, 2024

Earth Hour 2024: Give an hour for Earth

Join the movement, Mzansi! This year, instead of "switching off", give an hour for Earth by pledging 60 minutes of activity.
WWF South Africa

Wednesday, 13 March, 2024

Bottle of KWV Reserve Port sold for R25 000 at inaugural auction at the KWV Cathedral Cellar

An exceptionally rare bottle of KWV Reserve Port 1929 was auctioned for a remarkable R25,000 at KWV's first-ever auction held in the Cathedral Cellar on 7 March.

Friday, 8 March, 2024

Moedi Wines to champion beekeeping in rural South Africa at ProWein 2024

Moedi Wines, a new female-owned African wine brand, is set to make waves at ProWein 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Moedi Wines

Friday, 8 March, 2024

Ingrid Best is redefining wine culture with a blend of art, entrepreneurship, and equity

Ingrid Best, founder and wine negociant of IBest Wines, is positioning South Africa firmly within the conversation of stellar wine regions.
Forbes, Pauleanna Reid

Wednesday, 6 March, 2024

Embracing diversity at Diemersfontein this March

As we step into the month of March, we are thrilled to join the nation in celebrating Human Rights Month in South Africa.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

Wines in the Wild: A series of conservation wine experiences at Reforest Fest 2024

At the annual Reforest Fest, taking place this upcoming Easter weekend, Greenpop's commitment to sustainability and forest restoration takes centre stage.

Monday, 4 March, 2024

Celebrating World Wildlife Day with Painted Wolf Wines

Yesterday was World Wildlife Day. Celebrate this special day by choosing Painted Wolf Wines – conservation in every glass.
Painted Wolf Wines

Thursday, 29 February, 2024

Harvesting the future: South African wine continues to transform

As the country celebrates 365 years of winemaking, Malu Lambert asks what forces are shaping the future of South Africa’s wine industry.
Malu Lambert

Wednesday, 28 February, 2024

Winners of the Gérard Basset Foundation WSET Diploma in Wines Bursary

Nomonde Kubheka and Tinashe Musora are the first winners of the Gérard Basset Foundation WSET Diploma in Wines Bursary.

Tuesday, 20 February, 2024

Catena Institute of Wine awards inaugural scholarship to MW students

Two Masters of Wine students have been awarded the Catena Institute of Wine scholarship.
Institute of Masters of Wine

Thursday, 15 February, 2024

Harnessing the power of the sun

In our quest for sustainability, we at Waterford Estate have recently unveiled an exciting addition to our estate, a solar farm.
Waterford Estate, Jeremy Maarschalk

Tuesday, 13 February, 2024

Jancis Robinson MW OBE receives 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award

Jancis Robinson MW OBE has been named the recipient of the 2024 Institute of Masters of Wine Lifetime Achievement Award.
Institute of Masters of Wine

Monday, 12 February, 2024

#WINEFORGOOD: DGB ensures Doringbaai Soccer Club is kitted out to win

DGB, the premium wine distributor, importer and producer, has donated new kits and equipment for Doringbaai’s U11 and U13 soccer players.

Wednesday, 31 January, 2024

Elsenburg marks 125 years of shaping SA wine leadership

Elsenburg’s rich legacy unfolds as industry experts laud its impact on the wine sector. The institute’s 125-year journey signifies a promising future.
Food for Mzansi, Ivor Price

Tuesday, 23 January, 2024

StreetSmart SA to close after raising R14 million for children’s charities

StreetSmart South Africa is to close its doors at the end of January, but not before disbursing a final R500 000 to children’s charities.
StreetSmart SA

Monday, 15 January, 2024

Opportunity for bursary: WSET Level 4 Diploma 2024

The South African Sommeliers Association announces the Gérard Basset Foundation Bursary for WSET Level 4.

Tuesday, 9 January, 2024

Cape Wine Auction 2024 plans to re-write record books in raising funds for vital educational needs of youth

This year’s Cape Wine Auction will be held on 3 February 2024 at Muratie Estate, Stellenbosch.
Cape Wine Auction

Wednesday, 3 January, 2024

The fine wines of Hemel-en-Aarde

The Hemel-en-Aarde wine region is elevating South Africa's reputation for sustainably produced fine wines.
Hemel-en-Aarde Wines

Wednesday, 27 December, 2023

US launch of Amandla Wines celebrates the strength of women everywhere

Amandla Wines' launch in the US brings to the forefront a wine brand that is black, female, and ready to change the game.

Monday, 25 December, 2023

A foundation of friendship

MR de Compostella, officially founded in 2004, celebrates the journey of the two winemakers who founded the company.
Wines of South Africa, Tshepang Molisana

Friday, 15 December, 2023

Spier honoured with commendation for sustainability at 2023 Drinks Business Green Awards

This joins our growing trophy cabinet from The Drinks Business, including the 2022 Ethical Awards and the 2019 Amorim Biodiversity Award.

Friday, 8 December, 2023

The Gérard Basset Foundation announces 18 new grants for 2023

The Gérard Basset Foundation is delighted to announce funding for 18 new grants, awarded to grantees based in 11 different countries, including South Africa.
Gérard Basset Foundation

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