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SOUTH AFRICA MW TRIP

11 – 20 November 2023

Over the course of the past decade or so, South Africa has become one of the most exciting wine-producing countries in the world. Discover the reasons for the country’s growing success on a trip that will take in some of the country’s premium wine-growing regions, from the cooler zones of Elgin and coastal Hemel-en-Aarde to the warmer inland vineyards of the Breede River Valley. During the visit to Stellenbosch, participants will be able to dig deep into the region’s terroir, taste the diversity of its hallmark grape varieties and explore its viticultural diversity. Seminars and tastings will focus on a broad range of topics, including South Africa’s Old Vine Project, black-owned brands and technical innovations.

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ARRIVAL

Participants should arrive in Cape Town during the day if possible on 11 November.

On the first night, the group is staying at the President Hotel in Cape Town: 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Tel +26 (0)21 434 8111. Check-in is from 2pm on 11th November.

The evening programme, which includes a welcome and overview of the South African industry and wine-growing regions, is scheduled to begin at 4.30pm and end at 8.30pm. It includes, at this stage, a walk-around tasting and canapes.

DEPARTURE

The trip will end by early afternoon on 20 November.

MW CHECKLIST

Are you ready for your trip? First read through the MW trip terms and conditions, then ensure you:

  • Pay your trip fee
  • Share your flight details with the executive team
  • Notify if you have any dietary requirements
  • Check what you are scribing for the report (reports are due within two weeks after the end of the trip)

LINKS

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Belinda Eaton (IMW Marketing and Communications Manager) beaton@mastersofwine.org

DURING YOUR STAY

Your MW leads for this trip are Cathy van Zyl MW and Richard Kershaw MW. Also joining you is Belinda Eaton (IMW Marketing Manager). Emergency contact details will be shared with you prior to departure. 

Trip itinerary

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Scribing & thanking allocation

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SOCIAL MEDIA

@mastersofwine #mastersofwine #mwsouthafricatrip

ATTENDING

Cathy van Zyl MW

(Organising committee)