SA Wine Harvest Commemorative Event 2023
By Christian Eedes, 3 February 2023
The SA Wine Harvest Commemorative Event is held annually on 2 February in commemoration of the first vintage on South African soil in 1659. At this year’s event, hosted at Groot Constantia, the 2023 harvest was blessed, the wine industry’s 364th anniversary was celebrated and trailblazers in the industry were honoured.
Those to receive awards were:
Ken Forrester of Ken Forrester Wines – 1659 Visionary Leadership
Dr Erna Blancquaert, PhD in Viticulture, lecturer at University of Stellenbosch – Wine and Viticulture
Rydal Jeftha, managing director at Koopmanskloof Vineyards – Growing Inclusivity
Wendy Jonker, administering officer of the Liquor Products Act – Wine Advancement
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