Monday, 12 April, 2021

Celebrating 50 years of Wine Tourism in Stellenbosch

Wine Tourism would look very different if 3 pioneers from Delheim, Simonsig and Spier did not put all their efforts into starting up the Stellenbosch Wine Routes back in1971.
Judy Brower |

Monday, 25 January, 2021

Urgent request to President Cyril Ramaphosa to consider Liquor Traders requests

Various Liquor Trading organisations are appealing to government to hear its plea to meet to discuss getting out of the economic abyss liquor traders find themselves in as a result of the continuing alcohol ban, with decisions taken without consulting the industry.
Lucky Ntimane - NLTC & Sean Robinson LTASA

Friday, 20 November, 2020

Making money in the wine industry is really tough

There are significant costs to producing, storing and marketing wine. It is important that everyone in the value chain understands these costs. Winetech's study groups and workshops certainly make a difference in empowering cellar staff with their educational workshops, the most recent of which covered the difficult topic of profitability
Judy Brower |

Monday, 9 November, 2020

Meet the Winemaker - Jeremy Borg from Painted Wolf on Radio Helderberg

Meet Jeremy Borg, as he chats with Johann Myburgh from Radio Helderberg. This is the 11th in's monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.
Judy Brower |

Friday, 9 October, 2020

Meet the Winemaker - Rijk Melck from Muratie on Radio Helderberg

Meet Rijk Melck, as he chats with Johann Myburgh from Radio Helderberg. This is the 10th in's monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.
Judy Brower |

Thursday, 25 June, 2020

Very sad news of Cobie van Oort passing

We were very shocked and saddened to hear that Cobie van Oort had passed away on Wed 24th June
Judy Brower |

Monday, 25 May, 2020

Direct to Consumer wine orders well over R1m for May has being bringing up new DTC online stores at an unbelievable pace in the last two months - and those stores have been taking orders at an unprecedented rate. has been working hard for 24 years, building a solid systems foundation and are delighted to be able to cope with the massive influx of online orders.

Monday, 11 May, 2020

Meet the Winemaker - Richard Duckitt from Bellingham on Radio Helderberg

We introduce you to Richard Duckitt from Bellingham, as he chats with Johann Myburgh from Radio Helderberg. This is the 5th in's monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.
Judy Brower |

Sunday, 26 April, 2020

Level 4 Lockdown restrictions - industry comment needed urgently

The DTI has asked for comments on the Level 4 restrictions and we urge wineries and related business to submit their comments by midday Monday 27th April. will make an application for online sales to be permitted.
Judy Brower |

Monday, 20 April, 2020

Exports ban is heart-breaking

It is really dreadful to hear the stories of wines not making to the export market. It is extremely disappointing and difficult to understand the motivation of reversing the decision to allow wine exports.
Judy Brower |

Thursday, 9 April, 2020

How can you help the Pebbles Kitchen feeding scheme?

So much change and so much good being done too. Hats off to the Pebbles team for using their kitchen to feed not only the children in need but also those families struggling during these trying times. But they need your help!
Judy Brower |

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020

Exports opened for South African Wineries

On Tuesday afternoon, 7 April 2020, the Minister of Transport gazetted new Directions under the lockdown Regulations to expressly permit the export of wines and other fresh produce products.

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020

Who are these thousands of people still visiting the winelands every day?

The lockdown and COVID-19 have changed our world forever. Wineries and restaurants are closed and hotels are empty. But we are delighted to report that still has over 5000 wine lovers visiting our beautiful winelands daily, from the comfort of their homes.
Judy Brower |

Monday, 6 April, 2020

Meet the Winemaker - Takuan von Arnim from Haute Cabriere on Radio Helderberg

We would like to introduce you to Takuan von Arnim as he chats with Vanessa Bourne from Radio Helderberg. This is the 4th in's Radio Helderberg monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series.
Judy Brower |

Friday, 27 March, 2020 COVID status as from 27 March 2020

In light of the 21 day lockdown in South Africa, the team are now all working from home. Our online services will continue, but we are unable to ship any wine during this time.
Judy Brower |

Friday, 20 March, 2020 COVID-19 response

Nobody is immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. has taken steps to ensure business can continue as usual, and that our staff are protected against any possible infection. We must all work together to #flattenthecurve to minimise the impact, with a particular view to protect the vulnerable in our society.
Judy Brower |

Thursday, 19 March, 2020

Buying and selling wine doesn't get any easier!

In response to the impact of COVID-19, it is ever more necessary to have systems in place to facilitate online sales. We at are pleased to report that our Direct to Consumer solution for wineries has been running successfully for 5 months, and currently launching a new wine shop every day!
Judy Brower |

Friday, 6 March, 2020

Meet the Winemaker: Marinda Kruger-Claassen from Elgin Vintners on Radio Helderberg

Take a few moments to listen to Marinda Kruger-Claassen from Elgin Vintners, talking to Johann Myburgh about her journey from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, to being a winemaker in the cool climate of Elgin. This is part of's Radio Helderberg monthly ''Meet the Winemaker'' interview series., Trudie Webb (Editor)

Wednesday, 4 March, 2020

Winetech Transition into the new decade

Winetech (Wine Industry Network of Expertise and Technology) has been the South African Wine industry’s research partner since 1999. Our main objective is to identify, prioritise, coordinate and fund relevant solution-driven research, development and innovation projects or initiatives that will directly contribute to strengthening the profitability and competitiveness of the industry.

Friday, 28 February, 2020

Judy Brower introduces - sponsor of Meet the Winemaker series on Radio Helderberg is proud to be the sponsor of the monthly Meet the Winemaker series of interviews on Radio Helderberg. Before our first exciting winemaker goes on air next week Wednesday, co-owner Judy Brower looks back at our 24 year journey in the industry and what we're all about with presenter Johann Myburgh.
Judy Brower |