Maree Family Wines – award-winning family legacy

In 2015, Jacques and his father, Jacques Snr, started Maree Family Wines, a business that showcases the best that Stellenbosch has to offer, producing their maiden vintage in 2016. “Our philosophy is that you can’t make good wine with bad grapes. Working closely with my grape supplier, I like to showcase the best that Stellenbosch…

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SA wine industry still a contender on the world stage

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in March 2020, South Africa’s wine industry — the second biggest contributor to agricultural exports after citrus and employer of 290 000 people — has been hard hit with losses so far estimated at around R7 billion. The industry body, Wines of South Africa, says the country’s 2 778 grape…

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