25 episodes

Welcome to the new podcast from Wines of South Africa (WOSA). Each episode we talk to a selection of winemakers, winery owners, and other members of South Africa's wine industry to learn more about South African wine. We also get a sommelier's perspective on the wines. Each episode has a theme, be it a region, grape variety, wine style, or some other aspect of the country's vibrant wine scene. South Africa has been making wine for over 360 years; with over 500 wine cellars and myriad different regions, there's plenty to explore.
WOSA is a not-for-profit, levy-funded organization which promotes the export of all South African wine in key international markets. The podcast is hosted by WOSA USA Marketing Manager Jim Clarke.
You can find out more information about WOSA and South African wine at our websites, wosa.co.za and wosa.us.

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Wines of South Africa Jim Clarke

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Welcome to the new podcast from Wines of South Africa (WOSA). Each episode we talk to a selection of winemakers, winery owners, and other members of South Africa's wine industry to learn more about South African wine. We also get a sommelier's perspective on the wines. Each episode has a theme, be it a region, grape variety, wine style, or some other aspect of the country's vibrant wine scene. South Africa has been making wine for over 360 years; with over 500 wine cellars and myriad different regions, there's plenty to explore.
WOSA is a not-for-profit, levy-funded organization which promotes the export of all South African wine in key international markets. The podcast is hosted by WOSA USA Marketing Manager Jim Clarke.
You can find out more information about WOSA and South African wine at our websites, wosa.co.za and wosa.us.

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    Episode 25: Cape Winemakers Guild

    Episode 25: Cape Winemakers Guild

    The Cape Winemakers Guild has become a leading force in raising the bar of South African wine, bringing together top winemakers from across the Western Cape to discuss and share ideas. It has also created a set of programs that engender new opportunities for wine industry members from Black and other previously-disadvantaged communities, most notably their Protege Programme. Their annual auction, which helps fund these activities, has become a highlight of the calendar in the South African winelands.
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    • 51 min
    Franschhoek

    Franschhoek

    In this episode we’ll be looking at one of the historic districts of the Winelands, Franschhoek. Its long history is reflected in its name, which means” French corner” and reflects the large number of French Huguenots who settled there in the 17th century. Today Franschhoek is one of the most visited spots in the Western Cape, home to a diverse array of wines including many great Chardonnays, Syrahs, Cap Classiques, and more.
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    • 52 min
    November 2021: Robertson

    November 2021: Robertson

    Robertson came to wine a bit later than some of the areas closer to Cape Town, but that's only because the mountains separating it from those more coastal spots made it hard for the valley's products to get to market. Vineyard planting got serious in the second half of the 1800s, and Robertson has definitely made up for lost time. With mountains on either side, the Breede River running through the middle, and some of South Africa's only limestone soils, it's a great place to make wine.
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    • 48 min
    October 2021: Shiraz

    October 2021: Shiraz

    South Africa's first varietal Shiraz only appeared in 1957, but the grape's popularity grew tremendously in the 1990s and today it's the second most planted red grape in South Africa, beaten only by Cabernet Sauvignon. and while Cabernet is largely focused on Stellenbosch and a few other areas, Shiraz - or Syrah - can be found the length and breadth of the Cape, producing a wide range of premium wines.
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    • 57 min
    Episode 21: Cinsault

    Episode 21: Cinsault

    For much of the twentieth century Cinsault was the most planted wine grape in South Africa. Starting in the 1960s its plantings began to decline, but today's new generation of winemakers are taking another look and discovering it's well-suited for the fresher, lighter-bodied styles of red wine so popular today.
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    • 56 min
    August 2021: Pinot Noir

    August 2021: Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir only occupies about 1200 hectares of South Africa’s vineyards, but has produced a great many notable wines in the past several decades. In this episode we talk to winemakers who have embraced this fickle grape variety since the 1980s and built it into one of the most consistent, high-quality categories in South Africa.
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    • 45 min

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Really enjoyable and full of useful information about South African wine.

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