10 July 2020.

The wine innovation that deserves more attention

9 July 2020. Screwcaps and wine cans have offered consumers new and easier ways to get acquainted with wine. It’s time the Bag-in-Box got just as much respect, says Robert Joseph. Read more…

Productivity at all South Africa’s port terminals currently well below norm

8 July 2020. A number of logistics companies in South Africa have been keeping their trucks off the roads since yesterday to ensure the safety of their drivers during an unofficial strike protesting the employment of foreign nationals while at Port Elizabeth and Durban harbours the number of Covid-19 cases rises.Read more…

PMA Fresh Connections News

7 July 2020.

The 10th Fresh Connections: Southern Africa will continue to take place on 18-20 August 2020 as a virtual conference with free registration.

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa News


Entries for the 2020 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 are now open. Sauvignon Blanc South Africa invites producers of this popular cultivar to enter their best wines by Tuesday 18 August 2020 for the annual competition. Late entries will be accepted until Friday 21 August 2020.

Sauvignon Blanc vineyards currently occupy 9 533 hectares in South Africa and is the best-selling variety in the country. Sauvignon Blanc SA chairman RJ Botha said that despite the challenges of Covid-19, even more than last year’s 183 entries can be expected for this year’s competition.

The Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 is presented in partnership with FNB. “During times of great uncertainty and economic shocks, people fall back on brands they know and trust. The Covid-19 pandemic is no exception. FNB and Sauvignon Blanc are two brands that people trust and with a cooperation agreement that has been running since 2007, FNB is extremely proud to be associated with the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition. Continued support of agriculture and specifically the wine industry throughout the value chain is crucial at this time,” said Arno Cloete, FNB provincial head of agriculture in the Western and Eastern Cape.

A panel of leading wine experts will judge the contenders from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 September 2020 at Uitkyk Estate in Stellenbosch, after which 20 finalists will be announced. The Top 10 winners will be announced on Wednesday 14 October 2020 during a virtual awards ceremony. The entry form for the competition is available online at www.sauvignonblanc.com. For more information, contact Sauvignon Blanc SA on tel 021 976 4440 or send an email to admin@sauvignonblanc.com.


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