WINE HARVEST COMMEMORATIVE EVENT
for a birthday
Welcome To The Wine Harvest Commemorative Event
Recipient of the 1659 Visionary Leadership Award
Recognized for Growing
Recognized for Wine Advancement
Dr Erna Blancquaert
Recognized for Viti-
Raise your glass and join the SA wine harvest celebrations in February
On 2 February 1659, Jan van Riebeeck entered into his diary that, “Today, praise be to God, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes.”And with that, it marked the birthday of what would become an internationally renowned industry that placed South Africa on the world’s grape-based winemaking map and continues to do so today.
The South African wine industry honours this momentous occasion each February with the Wine Harvest Commemorative Event.
Everyone is called upon to join in during February every year – anyone with a passion for and commitment to wine, whether a wine producer, social sipper, connoisseur, collector, restaurateur, or retail outlet (large or small) – wherever they may be.