ISSUED BY DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS) ON BEHALF OF WOSA
"Rule-breaking", "trailblazing", "daring", "superb" and "exciting" are the adjectives increasingly linked to South African wines. Influential critics and sommeliers are currently singling out the country as the source of what they consider the world's most original and captivating wines, many of which will come under the spotlight at next year's industry showcase, Cape Wine 2015.
Hosted by Wines of South Africa, the three-day event is being sponsored for the first time by the world’s leading express logistics company, DHL Express. It will take place at the start of the Southern Hemisphere's 2015 spring season, running from September 15 to 17 in Cape Town at the city's International Convention Centre.
Wines of South Africa’s chief operating officer Siobhan Thompson said DHL's backing of Cape Wine would take the event to an exciting new level, reflecting the dynamism of the industry. "Delegates will have the opportunity to experience the range and depth of South Africa's vinous dexterity, strengthened by new approaches to wine-growing and winemaking that have resulted in bold, unique and unmistakably local wines. As Tim Atkin MW remarked in his South Africa 2014 Special Report: 'There’s never been a better time to write about, taste or buy South African wine.' "
She said Cape Wine 2015, now staged as a triennial exhibition for international wine buyers and industry observers, would give visitors a taste of the broad stylistic and price spectrum of wines currently being produced. "They will also have a chance to engage with winemakers and attend a series of seminars highlighting key current trends in South African wine."
Hennie Heymans, managing director, for DHL Express South Africa said, “Our role is to 'deliver' Cape Wine to the international wine community through this sponsorship. We see our support as part of a long-term partnership with South Africa's thriving wine industry, increasingly acknowledged for excellence around the world. Ours is a close and symbiotic relationship that continues to strengthen as the country's wine producers expand their global footprint."
Many of the exhibitors will also be arranging satellite tastings, dinners, wine experiences and other events of their own for trade and media delegates attending.
Programme details will be announced early next year but for preliminary information you can visit www.capewine2015.com.
Oldenburg Vineyards, Banhoek, Stellenbosch