Tag: South Africa

View over Holden Manz Wine Estate and the Franschhoek Mountains

Exceptional quality in South Africa 2024

The Southern Hemisphere is in full swing with the 2024 harvest—or they have already finished. We visited South Africa in mid-February, and some producers had already almost finished. Andrew Wightman at Wightman & Sons in

View over Holden Manz Wine Estate and the Franschhoek Mountains

South Africa is recovering, but many challenges remain

The South African wine industry is recovering from the pandemic, but challenges remain. This is according to the latest Outlook report 2023-2032 from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP). In 2022, the surface

Nic van Aarde, winemaker at Oldenburg Wines in Banghoek, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2023 looks like a promising vintage in South Africa

South Africa is in the middle of the harvest (now towards the end), a harvest that this year is unusually early for many producers. Oldenburg in the beautiful Banghoek Valley in Stellenbosch started harvesting three

Vineyards and mountains at Glenwood Vineyards, Franschhoek

Exceptional quality for 2022 harvest in South Africa

This year’s harvest in South Africa is of exceptionally good quality. The volume of 1.3 million tonnes of grapes is slightly smaller than in 2021 but still larger than the five-year average. “An overall cool

Sauvignon blanc grapes protected by bird nets in Marlborough, New Zealand

The 2021 harvest in the southern hemisphere

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has presented preliminary figures for the 2021 harvest for the southern hemisphere. In the April Brief, we wrote about Argentina, estimated to produce 10.1 million hectolitres, decreasing

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