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Encounter South Africa Tasting returns to London

We were thrilled to attend Wines of South African major trade wine testing in London, a great opportunity to further explore the familiar labels and discover exciting new brands. The event showcased wines from more than 100 South African producers and was the first major trade tasting held by the organisation since 2017.

The last five years have not been easy as having just about recovered from a three-year drought, the South African wine industry was hit by COVID restrictions including a ban on alcohol production in 2020 and then again in 2021. However, the strength and resilience of South African producers prevails, and the quality of wines on show was better than ever.

Producers and wine houses were on hand to present their wines and included: Glenelly Estate, Waterford Estate, Bouchard Finlayson, Ernie Els Winery, Aaldering Vineyards & Wines, Ridgeback Wines, Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Alto Wine Estate, Muratie, Stellenbosch Vineyards , Frans K Smit, Oldenburg Vineyards, Spier Wine Farm.