Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 edition introduces Certified Heritage Vineyard icon

In recognition of the vital importance our heritage vineyards and their unique wines play in the South African viticultural landscape, the Platter’s Wine Guide has added the CHV icon in the recently launched 2019 edition. This will clearly highlight to local and international wine lovers which wines are certified by the OVP, by adding the…

Old vine-Chenin blanc research at Stellenbosch University

Two research groups at Stellenbosch University have combined forces to obtain an overview of the sensory and chemical profiles of old-vine Chenin blanc wines.  At the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Department of Viticulture and Oenology, the focus is on the sensory characterisation of the genre, with specific emphasis on aroma and mouth-feel attributes. The research…

#Hashtag Radio interview with Piekenierskloof Wine Company and André Morgenthal

Chatting now with Jaco from Piekenierskloof Wines now all about #Piekeniers Grenache etc, and then with André from Old Vine Projectabout #OldVines. Audaciously Sels joining in the fun! #SAwineshowcase 🍷 Chatting now with Jaco from Piekenierskloof Wines now all about #Piekeniers Grenache etc, and then with André from Old Vine Project about #OldVines. Audaciously Sels joining in the fun! #SAwineshowcase 🍷 Posted by The…

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…