TUESDAY 15th September 2015

Opening Seminar: A new era for South African Wine
Venue: Auditorium 2, CTICC
Time: 9h30 – 11h00

Siobhan Thompson, Wines of South Africa CEO

Michael Jordaan, Montegray Venture Capitalist
Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities
Analjit Singh, Founder Chairman of Max India Limited
Hennie Heymans, DHL Africa Managing Director

This seminar will focus on a number of key themes running through Cape Wine 2015. These include - the influencing factors which make South African wine a world class offering waiting to be discovered by the world – our innovative spirit, the diversity of our warm and welcoming people, our diverse and scenic winelands and our potential to draw international investment.


CAPE WINE FORUM sponsored by
Bosman Family Vineyards & Lelienfontein Vinegrow


WEDNESDAY 16th September 2015

Seminar: Listening to the Landscape – the typicity of our terroir
Venue: Room 2.41 – 2.43
Time: 9h30 – 10h30     

Rosa Kruger, Viticulturist


Nico Spreeth, CEO of Vititec
Stephan Joubert, DGB Group Viticulturist
Eben Sadie, Winemaker
Braham Oberholzer

An update on the latest research, a review of South Africa’s soil types, and the discovery of old and new vineyard sites. This will be followed by a focus on new viticulture practices and the introduction of new plant materials.

Seminar: vintner surfers – a holistic approach
Venue: Room 2.41 – 2.43
Time: 12h00 – 13h00

Johan Reyneke, Winemaker at Reyneke Winery

Jeremy Walker, Winemaker at Grangehurst
Trizanne Barnard, Winemaker at Trizanne Signature Wines
Duncan Savage, Winemaker at Savage Wines
Bevan Newton-Johnson, Winemaker at Newton Johnson Winery

A look at how the mindset and philosophy of South Africa’s vintner surfers filters through to the way they approach viticulture and winemaking.


Seminar: SOUTH AFRICAN BLENDS – Making their mark
Venue:                Room 2.41 – 2.43
Time:                   9h30 – 10h30

Higgo Jacobs, Sommelier at large

Marelise Jansen van Rensburg, Winemaker at Momento
Adam Mason, Winemaker at Mulderbosch and Yardstick
Bruce Jack, Winemaker at Flagstone
Chris Alheit, Winemaker/Owner at Alheit Family Vineyards
Abrie Beeslaar, Winemaker at Kanonkop

Winemakers are redefining South African blends, both red and white, making them among the country’s most acclaimed, exciting and sought-after wines. 

Seminar: The Apprentice
Venue: Room 2.41 – 2.43
Time: 12h00 – 13h00 

Matome Mbatha, Africa Market Manager of Wines of South Africa

Phelisa Moni, Wine advisor at Spice Route Winery
Pemla Makhanda,  Wine steward at the One & Only Restaurant
Praisy Dlamini, Assistant Winemaker at Zonnebloem
Heinrich Kulsen, Winemaker at Nederburg

Come and listen to the inspiring stories of South Africa’s promising protégés, who are being empowered and mentored to enter the exciting world of wine. This new generation is transforming the South Africa wine industry and ensuring the transfer of knowledge and skills from master craftsmen to their apprentices.