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Whispers in the Winter Vines at Rudera

Whispers in the Winter Vines at Rudera

Winter is a time at Rudera Wines when the pace has slowed down, or so it seems if one looks at the vineyards standing in the cold rain. The Vines may be dormant, but pruning is one of the most important operations in this dormant season. Once the leaves fall, the vascular system becomes inactive and plugs up. About a month before spring, it is time to prune our...

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Nederburg 2018 Wine Preview Tasting

Nederburg 2018 Wine Preview Tasting

The 2018 Nederburg Wine Preview tasting was held on 31 July at the new Tsogo Sun hotel in the city, the Sun Square CityBowl on the corner of Buitengracht & Strand Streets – one of the newest hotels on the Cape Town scene. Tsogo Sun must have thousands of beds in the city! They are one of the biggest spenders at the auction, so good to see them...

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Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace

Chenin Showcase at Cape Grace

The Chenin Blanc Association is really making a lot of noise about Chenin this year, and, alongside their #DrinkChenin Day on Sat 17th June, on Monday 19th June, most Chenin producers gathered at the Cape Grace in the V&A Waterfront to showcase their Chenins in their different styles.

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Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert

Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert

“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. Gregory, who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, believes South Africa already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment.

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