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5 October 2022

Afternoon Seminar:

Time  14:00 – 15:00


Theme: Black Excellence - Transforming the face of South African Wines

What is it like to live your dream? What does it take to build a successful, sustainable, business from scratch? And how do you take control, make the most of opportunities and mentor those who are nurturing their own dreams and ambitions in the industry? We take a look at what real transformation and empowerment offers, understand the intricacies of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) score card and how it is reinvigorating the South African wine industry. The experiences of our panel will highlight that the key to success in our industry is our people – those who inspire, work hard, share knowledge and nurture future talent. Hear from leaders who are making waves and taste their latest wines.

Panel

Chair: Matome Mbatha – Africa Market Manager, Wines of South Africa
Wade Sander, Brunia Wines
Paul Siguqa, Klein Goederust
Ntsiki Biyela, Aslina Wines
Rudger van Wyk, Kara-Tara Wines


6 October 2022

Morning Seminar:

Time  10:30 – 11:30


Theme: Tackling Climate Change Through Regenerative Farming and Research

The clamour for sustainably produced wines is getting ever louder from consumers around the world. Is it do-able and is it worth it? Aren’t we compromising on wine quality?

Hear from 3 pioneers in the industry about developments in sustainability in their respective areas. From plant pathology to regenerative agricultural practices to monitoring carbon emissions, there is much that can be done right now, and exciting developments to look out for. This will be an interactive forum for learning and debate, starting with a presentation by each speaker, with time for questions and discussion afterwards over a glass of sustainably produced wine.

Panel

Chair: Julia Moore, Independent communications consultant
Johann Reyneke, Reyneke Wines
Gerard Martin, MD, Winetech
Corlea Fourie, Bosman Family Vineyards

Afternoon Seminar:

Time  14:00 – 15:00


Theme: Collaborating to Conserve

The Agulhas Wine Triangle is characterised by extreme vineyards planted in the southern most ancient soils in the world. The wines are influenced by their proximity to the wild, cold oceans and tempering, cooling winds. The pioneering winemakers of the Agulhas Wine Triangle are the custodians of this special place and with this comes a responsibility to protect the environment and ecosystem in which they operate. This sustainable environment can only be achieved by collaboration. Taste a selection of elegant, site-driven wines from the Agulhas Wine Triangle and find out how these winemakers are working in partnership to form a powerful conservation narrative in their brand messaging. Winemakers in this area are collaborating to protect the ecosystem for winemaking to flourish and using their expertise to communicate about important social impact initiatives.

Panel

Chair: André Morgenthal, Agulhas Wine Triangle
Bruce Jack, The Drift Estate
Dirk Human, Black Oystercatcher Wines
Hannes Meyer, Lomond Wines
Trizanne Barnard, Trizanne Signature Wines

7 October 2022

Morning Seminar:

Time  10:30 – 11:30


Theme: Buying Biodiversity

Savvy consumers are choosing to support wine farms that are taking the lead in environmental stewardship and social upliftment. With IPW, WIETA, Fairtrade and WWF Conservation Champions all increasingly important ethical credentials for South African wineries, what do they each mean and how do they work together to provide a dynamic and relevant conversation around conservation with consumers? Find out why producers are choosing to obtain conservation credentials that incorporate long term strategies and commitments to ecotourism. Discover how our producers are creating memorable experiences for consumers using strong and certified conservation messaging.

Panel

Chair: Shelly Fuller, WWF Conservation Champions
Pierre de Klerk, Graham Beck
Kobie Lochner, Bartinney
De Wet Viljoen, Neethlingshof
Carolyn Martin, Creation Wines

Afternoon Seminar:

Time  14:00 – 15:00


Theme: Fairtrade Into the Future

What is the market relevance of Fairtrade? How is the community impacted? And what is the future of Fairtrade? As the world increasingly pursues sustainable practices across all aspects of business, we hear from leading commercial managers, importers, grape producers, community leaders and farm worker committee representatives who will come together to discuss how Fairtrade can play a leading role in changing lives, developing communities and increase the impact of South Africa's value proposition. The seminar will focus on future opportunities and the next frontier for Fairtrade wines.

Panel

Chair: Edo Heyns, AdVini
Rydal Jephta, Koopmanskloof
Elizabeth Julies, Bosman Adama
Paul Colditz, Fairtrade Africa
Carina Gous, Kleine Zalze