• 24 August 2020
South Africa is one of the world’s top producing wine regions, but the lockdown has had a devastating impact on our wineries. South Africa is one of the only countries to have completely banned alcohol sales during lockdown, and for the first five weeks of lockdown even exports of alcohol were banned.

The lockdown started during the harvest season, which means some winemakers could not finish their harvest.

The wine industry employs thousands of people, and many wineries have suffered major income losses due to the lockdown. This means that a lot of jobs have been lost already, and more may be lost in the coming months.

And the wine industry doesn’t just rely on winemaking and wine sales - wine tourism is a major tourist attraction for local and international tourists. From wine pairings, hotel stays, weddings and more, these aspects of their businesses have also been severely impacted by the lockdown and tourism has slowed down.

But it’s not all bad news - a #DrinkSouthAfrican movement has started which encourages everyone to support the South African wine industry by purchasing and drinking South African wines. This movement started during the alcohol ban by encouraging those abroad to support our wine industry.

Now that alcohol sales are allowed again, we’re making it easy and safe to support local wineries through ourWine Club.

Every month we will feature two different local wine farms. You have a chance to order a number of their wines at exclusive cellar door prices. They will get delivered for free directly and safely to your door with your dinner kit on Monday.

We’ll change the featured winery every 2 weeks, so you have a chance to support a number of different wineries and stock up on a variety of wines. Plus, when you order wine from our wine club you will stand a chance to win our monthly prize of 48 bottles of wine and 2 weeks of Daily Dish dinner kits!