SA Wine Harvest Commemorative Event 2024
By Christian Eedes, 2 February 2024
The SA Wine Harvest Commemorative Event is held annually at the beginning of February in commemoration of the first vintage on South African soil in 1659. At this year’s event, hosted at Groot Constantia, the 2024 harvest was blessed, the wine industry’s 365th anniversary was celebrated and trailblazers in the industry were honoured.
Those to receive awards were:
Tim Hutchinson, chairman of DGB – 1659 Visionary Leadership
Cathy Marston, founder and head lecturer at the prestigious International Wine Education Centre – Wine Advancement
Ilse Ruthford, managing director of Compagniesdrift – Growing Inclusivity
Dawid Saayman, soil scientist – Wine and Viticulture
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