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The year of 2018 has been filled with many highlights. Before providing feedback, we would like to focus your attention on the following points:
Information on the renewal of memberships will be sent mid-January 2019.
We are updating our current website and have a producer portal lined up.

Grape trading 

We are looking to connect old vineyards with winemakers. We are soon launching a platform where we will be facilitating these interactions. In the meantime, please contact us if you have any interest for the 2019 harvest.
Sumit your grape trading interest here

Old Vine Project Platter Guides

We are going to order Old Vine Project (OVP) branded Platter’s Wine Guides, as per the example above. These cost R270 per guide (incl VAT).
For orders above five guides or more, 5% discount on total order.
For orders above 10 guides or more, 10% discount on total order.
Order your OVP Platter Guide here

Watch this space

Here are some of the highlights of the main upcoming events in 2019:
  • We are kicking the year off with a special old vine wine tasting with Somm and ASI in Stellenbosch. Thank you to everyone who has confirmed their participation already. If you would still like to participate, please contact us at
  • The OVP is presenting an exclusive auction lot at the Cape Wine Auction in March.
  • The OVP will be at US Woordfees again in 2019.
  • The OVP will be at ProWein 2019.
  • André Morgenthal has been invited by the International Wine Tourism Conference to participate in a wine and culinary tourism press trip to Basque Country, Spain, in March 2019. He will be presenting on the OVP and the success of South African wine tourism.
  • Rosa Kruger will travel to Japan to present a tasting with Cathy van Zyl MW.
  • The planning for the OVP AGM is underway and we are aiming for May 2019.
Further details on each event will be sent via email during the course of next year.

CapeWine 2018

The eyes of the wine world were focused on South Africa during the triennial CapeWine, hosted at the CTICC from 12–14 September 2018. A total of 2 414 international and local guests registered their attendance to experience wines from 352 producers. Several OVP events were hosted before, during and after CapeWine. 
Thank you to each of our members who participated in the OVP’s initiatives at CapeWine 2018.
We would specifically like to thank the Wines of South Africa (WOSA) team for their support. 

Thank you for being an essential part of our story


Felco is fiercely investing in the care of vineyard management in South Africa. Felco provided OVP members with secateur servicing pre-and post-pruning season. The special touch of personalising the secateurs per brand was added!
WOSA provides many platforms to showcase our members and always has an open door to assist the OVP.

Thank you to our partners Winetech, UCT Graduate School of Business, SAWIS, Vinpro and Anthony Lane Designs. 

We wish you farewell 

It is bittersweet to announce the resignation of Christina Harvett, who left the OVP in November 2018. Since Christina joined the project, she has raised it to new levels. We thank Christina for her diligent work, contribution to the project and a fantastic year! We wish her all the best for her future endeavours.
We are pleased to welcome Nadia Hefer to the OVP team. Nadia studied a BSc Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University, whereafter she explored the wine tourism, marketing and branding field. She completed her MBA at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France, after which she returned to South Africa. Nadia consults on various projects in the wine industry. Please feel free to reach out to her for any assistance related to the OVP.
Nadia Hefer contact details
Cell: 082 889 2230

A big thank you to Lee-Zanne Flaatten from Agricruitement for facilitating the recruitment process. Email or follow Agricruitement on Facebook.
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