Export Director, Nicolas Bureau and Head Winemaker, Luke O’Cuinneagain were both in Cape Town for the triennial SA Wine Show called CapeWine.
Between 12 – 14 September local and international visitors gathered under one roof in Cape Town where 352 producers showcased their wine at CapeWine 2018. Visitors had the opportunity to attend various seminars, taste world class wines, join events hosted by producers and experience the Cape Wine Region at its best!
A well-thought theme for CapeWine 2018 was /hannuwa/. It refers to an old Khoi-San word which tells the story between man and the land which is harvested; and how we as wine producers should work together to ensure a sustainable future for our land and its people.
It was amazing to experience the passion from the producers, the increasing enthusiasm of foreign visitors, the quality and variety of the wines and the unity and determination to grow and develop the industry to the approximately 300 000 people it employs.
“This was my third CapeWine Show, and by far the best one. There was a real buzz in the air and one could sense a lot of excitement and renewed interest for South African wines. We took part in some fantastic events that would surely open new horizons for us in the future” – Nicolas Bureau
During the week several events were hosted at various venues. Glenelly Estate was fortunate be part of the Cabernet Collective and PIWOSA events.
The Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective’s objective is to raise the perceived value of wine produced in Stellenbosch using Cabernet as the benchmark on an international stage for the world to experience.
“It was fantastic to be part of this initiative and be considered with premium brands such as Hamilton Russel, Anthoni Rupert and Rust en Vrede to name a few.” – Luke O’Cuinneagain
We look forward to the upcoming events on 19 & 20 October 2018. Tickets are available at Computicket.
PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) inspired visitors during CapeWine 2018 with their #LiquidArt programs. A spectacular event took place at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a masterpiece of architectural brilliance and a grand repository for thousands of African artworks. View images of this event in the gallery.
“A well-suited location for the PIWOSA members to showcase their expression and creative side in their wines.” – Luke O’Cuinneagain.
Formed in 2013 with full support from Wines of South Africa (WOSA), PIWOSA is a collective of eleven like-minded, dynamic, independent wine producers. Operating as a united force, the members travel extensively, hosting ingenious presentations in targeted export markets to capture attention, re-set opinions and build a positive reputation to increase a demand for all premium South African wines.
Glenelly Estate produces wine with Power, Elegance and Balance. Our wines show great depth and complexity, with finesse and attention to detail. It is with this in mind that we stand proud creating South African wines with a French flair.