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Pinotage planted in England for the first time

History was made when the first 0.5ha of commercial Pinotage vineyard was planted at Horsham in Sussex in England last week. These vines were...

KWV’s Johann Fourie moves to Benguela Cove

Confirmation just in that Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate near Hermanus has appointed former KWV cellarmaster Johann Fourie as its head winemaker. Fourie will...

SA wine corporates in the spotlight

“It’s one thing to make 4 000 litres of high quality wine and another altogether to make 40 000 litres,’ observed Spier cellarmaster Frans...

Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2015

Announced last night: Young Winemaker of the Year: Philip Viljoen - Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest 2015 (category: any white wine) Winemaker of the Year: Johann...

KWV Perold Insignis 2012

Yesterday I joined Richard Rowe, former chief winemaker and now brand ambassador for KWV, current chief winemaker Johann Fourie plus two other members of...

KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2010

Yesterday a visit to The Mentors cellar at KWV in Paarl, a facility fulfilling the dual purposes of top-end quality as well as research...

KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008

As featured in the last issue of Business Day WANTED: In the mid-1990s, KWV went from South Africa’s super co-operative to just another big...

Topical pic: WINE magazine white varieties tasting completed

Judging of the Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Semillon and Viognier categories  to be reported on in the November issue of WINE magazine was completed earlier today. The panel...