South Africa: From Cheap Bulk Wine to Excellent Top Wines

South Africa's wine industry has long oscillated between cheap bulk wine and excellent top wines. Crises and successes seem to constantly accompany the South Africans. Clemens Gerke reports.

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South Africa: Green, But Not Organic

Despite all the fashion and greenwashing accusations, the basic idea of sustainability implies that companies cannot afford not to be there in the long run. In its approach to sustainability, South Africa is very different from Europe. 

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South African Wineries Focus on Sustainability at CapeWine

Following the cancellation of the last CapeWine because of the pandemic, it has been four years since the last event. The South African wine industry's leading trade show reveals the dynamism of the sector. In 2022, sustainability was the main theme of the show as well as its seminars and tasting zones. Clemens Gerke reports.

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Third Small Harvest in California

According to the US Department of Agriculture's crop forecast, California is facing its third small crop in three years.

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State of the Cape: Interview with Rico Basson and Maryna Calow

The South African wine industry had an especially tough time during the pandemic, with challenges including restrictions on exports as well as domestic sales. Rico Basson, managing director of Vinpro, a non-profit company that represents close to 2,600 South African wine producers, and Maryna Calow head of communications at Wines of South Africa, speak frankly about the industry today.

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South Africa Harvests - Less and More

The 2022 harvest in South Africa yielded a total of 1.38 mill. tons of grapes. Wine production is expected to reach 10.7 mill. hl. South African wine producers largely satisfied with harvest results.

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ProWein Special: New World

Wine production and export data.

USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa at Pro Wein (Hall 12).

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Who's Who in South Africa

The wine industry of the Cape has had an even more turbulent time during the pandemic than most of its counterparts elsewhere. James Lawrence reports on how it is fighting back, and key players in its industry.