Latest research findings: Genetic influences in old Pinotage vines

Old Pinotage vines’ berries ripen later compared to younger vines. So, what does this mean? Research to investigate possible genetic influences to improved wine quality in old Pinotage vines has been conducted by Professor Johan Burger at Stellenbosch University. His team compared both gene expression levels and total microbiomes in old (53 years) and young…

Research: Old Vine category proves its worth

Pioneering, old-vine category pricing research in the retail sector, undertaken in collaboration between Winetech, The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) and Stellenbosch University (US) has revealed some exciting results. Co-authors Jonathan Steyn and Associate Professor David Priilaid constructed a hedonic pricing model to answer the question of: whether, to what…