Wamkelekile – welcome to Wines of South Africa

Wamkelekile is a Xhosa word meaning 'we welcome you'. South Africans are renowned for their warm hospitality and happy disposition, so enjoy the welcome and The Wines. South African wines add joy to life!

South African wines are grown in one of the world's most special places – with ancient soils, two oceans, soaring mountains and unparalleled natural beauty. The South African winelands are renowned for their breathtaking scenery and the wines are as full of variety as the myriad of cultures that form this Rainbow Nation.

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Win tickets to the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

By Admin | 8 September 2015

Boutique South African winery Oldenburg Vineyards is giving away five pairs of tickets to the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House in London this autumn.


Five lucky winners who enter the competition via the link below on the Wines of South Africa UK newsletter will receive a pair of tickets to the fair plus a bottle of Oldenburg Vineyards IWSC* Trophy-winning Chenin Blanc 2013 (*International Wine & Spirit Competition). The 1:54 fair runs at Somerset House from 15th to 18th October 2015.

Fairtrade Fish Hoek

By Admin | 1 July 2015

We are delighted to let you know that South Africa's Fish Hoek wines will be sourced from South African Fairtrade suppliers from 2015 following 12 months of preparation. 

South Africa is the largest producer of Fairtrade wines and this commitment from the Fish Hoek brand further cements our position as world leaders in Fairtrade wine production. 

Fairtrade certified wines ensure that both grape growers and their workers receive a fair price for their produce, as well as a premium so their community can invest in their community and facilities such as education, sanitation and health care.

Wozani wine tasting, London

Wozani returns!

By Admin | 1 July 2015

WOZANI, is back! Following a fantastic event last year we are bringing our South African wine tasting back to London. Interest in South African wines is at an all time high and what better way to find out why than to raise a glass of delicious South African wine in the iconic South African High Commission, overlooking Trafalgar Square.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

It was a beautiful early Autumn day when I visited Basil Landau's La Brie farm in the Franschhoek Valley. Basil is an interesting person. He was a prominent businessman and friend of presidents in a previous era in South Africa. In 1986, at the age of 56, he decided on a change of pace, and bought a beautifully situated farm in scenic Franschhoek where he moved with his considerably younger wife, Jane. The farm was originally given to a Hugenot (Jacques de Villiers) in 1689, and was built up from nothing. Basil's home was built in 1787, so it is properly old.

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In Claudia's glass

In our glass this week is the delicious, refreshing Metis Sauvignon Blanc from Klein Constantia. Inspired by Pascal Jolivet and his holistic approach to winemaking in Sancerre, using a unique and minimalistic approach to winemaking, this wine shows the true expression of the Constantia terroir. The name Metis refers to the collaboration between the two countries to produce this great wine and is reflected in the flower on the label that is a hybrid of the South African Protea and French Iris.

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