The Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business are delighted to announce Eben Sadie, of South Africa’s Sadie Family Wines, as the winner of the 2017 Winemakers’ Winemaker Award.
By by Lauren Eads | www.thedrinksbusiness.com
‘I’m not a consultant’, insists Rosa Kruger, who has played such an important part in launching a new wave of South African wine, ‘I’m a vineyard manager.’
By Jancis Robinson | www.jancisrobinson.com
This winemaker has been recognised internationally for pushing boundaries in the Western Cape’s harsh Swartland region.
By STAFFORD THOMAS | www.businesslive.co.za
The Old Vine Project in South Africa is an attempt to both discover vines and help make wines from vineyards that go back 35 years or more, but also convince growers and buyers that these vines need to be protected and nurtured. Su Birch talks to Andre Morgenthal and Jaco Engelbrecht who have got behind the initiative to ensure it achieves its ambitious goals.
By Su Birch | www.the-buyer.net
In Stellenbosch you’ll find two men with a mission – a mission to safeguard South Africa’s ’s heritage of old vines.
By Su Birch | www.winemag.co.za
The plight of old vines, or more correctly, of the owners of old vineyards, has been in the media lately. It is becoming increasingly clear that, pretty much at the same time as we have discovered the joy of wines made with fruit harvested from old vines, we’re about to watch our heritage vineyards vanish…