Few will dispute the uncertainty of investing in the wine industry. Patience, deep pockets, and a passion for wine are the minimum entry qualifications whilst business knowledge is welcome, although optional. Whilst cost pressures challenge wine producers to be innovative and “think out of the box”, the importance of procurement strategies has been greatly underestimated. […]

The vineyards of Lammershoek and Welgelegen lie on the back slope of the Paardeberg Mountain some 50km northeast of Cape Town on the border of the Paarl and Swartland wine regions. The Paardeberg is known as Shiraz and Chenin Blanc country.
Legend has it that the name Lammershoek, meaning “lamb’s corner”, originated from the fact […]

Wine related tourism is becoming increasingly important for wineries. For example there are around 4.5 million visits to wineries in Australia annually. Domestic visitors make up the majority (4 million) and international visitors, the remainder. The overall value of wine tourism has been estimated at nearly A$1 billion annually, of which over A$400 million is […]

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