Pinotage Day Celebrations 2018

Over the past five years since the first International Pinotage Day, interest in and excitement around the occasion has grown immensely. Every year, the second Saturday in October is always a highlight on the calendar as wine lovers celebrate South Africa’s national variety. Wine enthusiasts all over the globe have embraced the celebration of South…

Old Vine Project part of Vino Varsity Challenge

A GSB team defeated rivals Stellenbosch in the 2018 Backsberg Vino Varsity Business School Challenge with its professional and meaningful solutions to an unusual challenge. Rivals UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Stellenbosch Business School (USB) squared off once again at the fourth annual Backsberg Vino Varsity Business School Challenge this June. The 2018…

Photo and video competition

The Old Vine Project (“OVP”) is inviting the public to enter footage of old vines, 35 years and older, both photographic and drone. BRIEF: Present the essence of an old vine through the unique texture and structure of the vine Express the individuality of an old vine Capture the timeless atmosphere and personality of an…

Woordfees 2017

The Old Vine Project, begun by viticulturist Rosa Kruger with support from businessman Johann Rupert in 2005, was formalised last year – Jaco Englebrecht consulting on viticulture and André Morgenthal, formerly of WOSA, heading up communications. Last night, the two presented a public tasting as part of the University of Stellenbosch’s annual Woordfees, the line-up…