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The South African wine industry is known for its dynamic and innovative approach as well as its top notch wines and young, creative winemakers.

The industry is progressing and changing at speed, as South Africa is increasingly recognised for premium wines and world-class wine tourism. Read all the latest news from Wines of South Africa...

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#DrinkChenin

Join us on 17th June for #DrinkChenin Day

By Admin | 10 May 2017

Drink Chenin Day is taking place on Saturday 17th June and this year we are going to run a Taste & Tweet celebrating this versitile grape variety. If you would like to get involved, please email your full name, delivery address, Twitter handle and date of birth to info at winesofsa dot com. We will send the first 25 entrants a bottle of Chenin Blanc to taste with us on 17th June. All we ask is that you are over 18, live in the UK and please use #DrinkChenin when posting. If you are not on Twitter, we will be posting on Instagram and Facebook too. 

Of course, as it's a Saturday, why not invite some pals around for a Braai (BBQ) and share the fun with good friends and great food.

In addition, we will be showcasing Chenin Blanc on our stand at The Wine Gang tasting - click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate

Benguela Cove recreate South African style wine tourism experience in the UK

By Admin | 8 May 2017

When you visit the South African winelands, it's not hard to find activities to enjoy before you set about tasting wine and taking in spectacular views over a delicious lunch.  Now, you don't need to travel all the way to South Africa to experience the hospitality and experience offered on vineyards in the Cape. Entrepreneur, Penny Streeter OBE, is bringing the experience to you. As the owner of Benguela Cove, a vineyard in Hermanus, the Walker Bay region of South Africa, Penny decided to buy Mannings Heath Golf Club to develop it into the UK's first golf and wine estate, with wine tastings and pairings.

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Cabernet Franc Challenge 2017 Winners announced

By Admin | 27 March 2017

Cabernet Franc is a fashionable grape variety that is suited to the South African climate. Increasingly producers are focusing on single variety wines rather than using Cabernet Franc as part of a blend. With quality improving year on year and some outstanding wines being produced, it is inevitable that a competition would be launched. Now in its second year, the South African Cabernet Franc Challenge has announced the winners.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

One of the compelling things about wine is that fine wines have the ability to age, which means that you can, if you are lucky, taste a bottle that even pre-dates you, or which was produced from the harvest of a significant year. Some of these wines are remarkable merely because they have survived and are still drinkable; for others, this age has imparted extra dimensions and complexity. This is why we cellar wine: in the hope that it will be transformed during its gently slumber into something special. But there are three South African bottles that I've been lucky enough to drink, which really have involved tasting a bit of history.  

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In Susan's glass

I fell in love with South Africa and the wines a few years ago. The recent MasterChef UK final took me right back to a holiday I had there. They went to the same Game Reserve that we stayed at and we also went to Reuben Riffel's restaurant in Franschhoek the night before my friends wedding - it was great to see Reuben as a guest judge too! Watching that episode seemed like the perfect excuse to open this beautiful bottle of Semillon from Boekenhoutskloof. What a delicious wine! 

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