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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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.

Travelling to South Africa with children under 18? New rules apply

By Admin | 3 June 2015

Please note that new rules now apply if you’re travelling to South Africa or transiting through a South African airport with a child under the age of 18. 

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

Chardonnay is the great global traveller of white grape varieties. In this sense, it is a bit like its red equivalent, Cabernet Sauvignon. Both grapes seem pretty flexible in their requirements, and tend to do pretty well wherever they are planted. And Chardonnay trumps Cabernet in that it seems to adapt itself to lots of different terroirs without overpowering them, rendering some of the specific local character rather than tasting just of Chardonnay. In contrast, Cabernet has a tendency to taste more of Cabernet than the place, although this is, of course, a bit of a generalization.

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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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