363 years of South African wines
the wine industry celebrates another year.
On 2 February 2022, South Africa’s wine industry turned a proud 363 years old. It is the only country in the world where the date of origin of this wine industry can be precisely determined.
South African Wines Western Cape, South Africa (02 February 2022) – Raise a glass and celebrate 363 years of South African wine heritage!
This momentous day marks the beginning of our wine industry and calls for all with a passion for South African wine to come together anywhere in the world and join in the celebrations. Today, South African wines are highly regarded throughout the world.
South Africa is the only country in the world that can pinpoint the date of origin of our wine industry, thanks to Jan van Riebeeck’s diary entry of 2 February 1659, which read: «Today, thank God, wine was first made from Cape grapes».
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«This occasion has become a significant and truly memorable day for wine connoisseurs and winemakers alike. It honours the birth of the wine industry in South Africa, asks for the blessings of the new harvest and pays tribute to the pioneers of the industry»
Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia
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