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Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2015 sales figures

Sales at the 31th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held yesterday amounted to R11 815 800 for 2 589 cases compared to R11 929 600 for 2 853 cases in 2013, average price per case amounting to R4 599, an increase of almost 10% year on year (average price per bottle being R767). Tsogo Sun was the biggest buyer […]

October 4, 2015
by Christian
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Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2014: results

Results of the sixth annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards were announced earlier today. There were 49 entries of wines from organically grown grapes and 104 entries of wines from BWI members. This year’s results (full coverage available with the November issue of Getaway): Best wines made from Organically Grown Grapes Best White, Best Wine Overall: […]

October 16, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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2014 CWG Auction wines rated

The 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 4 October 2014. There are a record 62 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday. Stand-out wines as follows: 93 Boplaas 1880 Ox Wagon Reserve 8 Year Potstill Brandy Deep amber […]

August 14, 2014
by Christian
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Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2013

Do punters give a damn about “green” issues? They should… Year five of the Nedbank Green Wine Awards, which I  helped conceptualise back in 2009 as editor of Wine magazine along with  my wife Jane, then marketing manager of the publication and Greg Garden, currently group brand executive of Nedbank. This year’s results (full coverage […]

October 17, 2013
by Christian
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Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2012

BEST WINES FROM ORGANICALLY GROWN GRAPES Best Red, Best Wine Overall Reyneke Reserve Red 2009 Best White Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2011 BEST BIODIVERSITY & WINE INITIATIVE WINES Best Overall Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2011 Best White Gabriëlskloof Magdalena 201 Best Red Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2011 BEST CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOOD […]

November 15, 2012
by Christian
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Getaway to run Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2011

The Nedbank Green Wine Awards to be held for the third time this year sees RamsayMedia’s Getaway magazine take over as media partner after the recent closure of Wine magazine. There are two categories of entry, namely: 1) Best Environmental Practice Award and 2) Best Wine from Organically Grown Grapes. Entries for the former have […]

August 18, 2011
by Christian
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Topical pic: Stellar wins “Best Sweet” at Green Wine Awards

Stellar Winery situated near Trawal in Namaqualand is South Africa’s largest producer of wines from organically grown grapes, processing over 3 000 tons a year. The cellar has a capacity of 6 000 tons (part of production is non-organic) and is purported to be the largest privately owned facility of its kind in the southern […]

November 19, 2010
by Christian
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Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke Wines. It’s  been a good week for Reyneke, first the Reserve Red 2008 earning Five Stars in Platter’s 2011, and then the 2007 vintage winning the title of best red at […]

November 19, 2010
by Christian
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