French wine company AdVini has acquired a majority share in Stellenbosch Vineyards of South Africa, whose brands include the Stellenbosch Vineyards Collection of Fine Wines, Welmoed, Arniston Bay and Versus.
An influential South African wine industry figure has attacked UK national newspaper The Guardian for publishing an article carrying union claims that wine farm workers were sacked ‘in truckloads’ after ending strikes last week.
South African winemakers are keen to capitalise on growing interest
in their wines from US consumers - and on the predicted growth in
the market there. Their US counterparts, meanwhile, continue to
focus on Europe, where sales have...
Following last week's assurances that the 2003 KWV Reserve
Sauvignon Blanc "has been tested and is clean", South
African winery KWV faces the enormous task of winning back public
trust after tests revealed that it isn't,...
Interest in South Africa's trademark grape, Pinotage, is helping to
drive sales of the country's wines outside traditional export
strongholds such as the UK. For example, Norway's state monopoly
has just bought three...
South African wine sales in the UK have been growing rapidly in the
last few years, and four SA brands are now among the top 20
best-sellers there. But more can be done to promote Cape wines in
the UK, such as focusing on recognisable...
South Africa's Distell group has been pushing its wines into a
number of new markets recently. The latest deal with the Oddbins
wine retailer in the UK comes after other recent agreements in the
US, Canada, Germany and Scandinavia.