11 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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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 11: Black-Owned Brands #2

    Episode 11: Black-Owned Brands #2

    Aside from the entrepreneurs behind the Black-owned brands we looked at in episode 10, there are some other ownership models as well. In this episode we look at three companies where the workers have become owners of their own wine brands, vineyards, and other land, giving dozens of families their own piece of the wine industry.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 10: Black-Owned Brands #1

    Episode 10: Black-Owned Brands #1

    In this episode we talk to the founder-owners of three leading Black-owned brands: Aslina, Tesselaarsdal, and Kumusha. As the South African wine industry struggles to redress imbalances stemming from the legacy of apartheid, producers like these are landmarks on the road forward.
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    • 59 min
    Episode Nine: Chardonnay

    Episode Nine: Chardonnay

    While Chardonnay doesn't have a long history in South Africa, it's become a leading variety, and one strongly associated with the estate wineries that emerged around the end of apartheid. Today plantings match those of Pinotage, and several important regions have emerged, each with their own character.
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    • 59 min
    Episode 8: Constantia

    Episode 8: Constantia

    In this episode, we look at a region that rose to fame centuries ago, a favorite of Napoleon, Louis XVI, and the Duke of Wellington: Constantia. Those famous sweet wines disappeared for almost a century, but today this small suburb of Cape Town is home to some of South Africa's leading Sauvignon Blancs, Bordeaux-style blends, and other wines...and yes, the sweet wines of the past have returned as well.
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    Episode 7: Old Vines

    Episode 7: Old Vines

    In this episode we take a look not at a specific region or grape variety, but at grapevines - old vines, specifically. Some of South Africa's best wines come from vines aged 35, 50, or many decades older than that. Economic pressures were pushing many of these vineyards to be uprooted, but an exciting program, the Old Vine Project has been working to change that.
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    • 1 hr
    Episode 6: The Hemel-en-Aarde

    Episode 6: The Hemel-en-Aarde

    The Hemel-en-Aarde is home to just 400 hectares - 1,000 acres - of vines, but it has a world-class reputation for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
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    • 48 min

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