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The South Africa wine industry generally seems to be fighting a battle to persuade the UK that it produces not only premium quality wines but that they deserve a higher price for these wines. Having seen one notable exchange between a formidable UK Importer and equal South African producer regarding prices it would seem that not all is rosy in the Cape garden.
First visit of the day was not the usual looking winery, but a bungalow in the middle of a housing estate; Thorne and Daughters, and sadly the daughters were too busy to meet me as they were both attending primary school!
Over the last 18 months many ‘British Agents’ have been trawling through Stellenbosch looking for gold, whether it be in the ‘golden triangle’ off the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain or further up the Devon Valley. Investment has certainly been key to many of the new star farms (wineries), not only in money but time with some of these ‘new’ farms now some 10 years old. Botanica Sadly the name ...
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Country reports: South Africa Subscription
To purchase the full report, priced £99 (ex-VAT), go to the Harpers Shop. This could well be South Africa’s year, so say its proponents and supporters in the UK trade. As do high-profile writers ranging from Tim Atkin MW to Neal Martin, both of whom have singled the country out as being the most exciting New World producer today - and they are not alone. There is a groundswell ...