South African wines are proving themselves as a hot investment, both locally and abroad.
For example, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, recently started selling South African wines in the US, says The BusinessDay’s BD Live
Key among these is the ‘House of Mandela’ wine label, currently only available in supermarkets like Walmart in America and at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, says FSPInvest.
That could be why the South African wine industry has already beat its export record for last year – and it’s only May.
International interest leads to record wine exports for South Africa!
This is largely a results of high yields and demand for premium vintages from North America and Asia, confirms The BusinessDay’s BD Live
The Wines of South Africa (Wosa) trade body shows wine exports were up 25% from the previous 12 months – that’s put them up to 469-million litres in the year-ending 30 April!
Key among these were bulk shipments of rose wine, up 53%.
Little wonder then thatSouth African are wines finally starting to get the international recognition they deserve.
Case in point, Platter guide gave House of Mandela’s Cabernet Sauvignon an "outstanding" 4.5 out of five , reports The HindustanTimes
The more interest there is in South African wines, the more awards they win!
And our wines are winning international awards, too.
Take Nederburg, for example. It garnered a handful of top scores at the 2013 World Wine Championships held in Chicago on 7 May.
Its Winemaster's Reserve range came out tops overall, earning high scores as well as three gold medals and six best buy titles, says FSPInvest
Now, Nederburg's 2011 Ingenuity White, an eight-way blend led by Sauvignon blanc, has been identified as one of South Africa's top white blends by Decanter
, scoring 93 points.
This is sure to spark further international interest.
So get your hands on a few bottles of local tipple before foreign wine connoisseurs snatch them all up!