Cape Wine 2018
12 – 14 September 2018
Leading International Trade Show for South African Wines.

Please note that the online registration system for CapeWine 2018 is now CLOSED. Members of the wine trade and media will still be able to register at the door on the 12th, 13th and 14th of September.

The Western Cape has been in the grip of a severe drought but the people of Cape Town have pulled together to cut water consumption and ensure that the taps don’t run dry. Read more here.


At CapeWine 2018, we invite you to discover how the spirit of hannuwa is shaping South Africa’s wine narrative today. The San people understood the importance of living in balance 200 000 years ago and called it ‘hannuwa’. These indigenous people of southern Africa regulated their behaviour in harmony with plant and animal cycles, the movements of the stars and climatic phenomena. They saw land as a source of life – a gift to mankind that nourishes, supports and teaches.

More than 95% of our wine is produced in the area known as the Cape Floral Kingdom (CFK). One of six such plant kingdoms in the world, it is the smallest, yet richest, home to over 9 500 plant species, more than in the en tire northern hemisphere. The CFK is one of 36 recognised biodiversity hotspots, with 70% of the plants found here not found anywhere else on earth. South Africa is a leader in production integrity, embracing strict guidelines for sustainable farming, and the responsibility of protecting our environment and conserving our unique biodiversity for future generations.

The South African industry has also risen to the challenge of ensuring that production is ethical, a culture of respect is nurtured, and an environment of dignity, equality and upliftment for all is promoted. Remarkable achievements and encouraging results have set the pace.

Come and meet our producers, share their stories and taste their wines at CapeWine 2018, where some 300 wineries will showcase over 5 000 diverse and exciting wines, from iconic garagiste and boutique bottlings to distinctive estate offerings, black-owned brands, Fairtrade labels, and value and volume ranges.