A guide to South African wine in Hong Kong

A guide to South African wine in Hong Kong

With the newest ban on domestic alcohol sales in South Africa, the industry once again needs all the support it can get from abroad. While the industry is still trying to recover from the previous ban, this newest ban just adds to the already devastating socio-economic implications for the country’s wine producers and the 290 000 jobs they support.

“According to Vinpro and Wines of South Africa, two industry bodies that represent wineries domestically and internationally, the impact of a total of 14 weeks of bans on domestic sales so far, 5 weeks of restricted domestic sales, plus 5 weeks of bans on exports has been devastating to the wine industry. The groups estimate that the industry has already lost more than US$400 million since the first shutdown began. They also estimate that about 80 wineries and 350 grape growing operations will shut down and 21,000 people won’t have a job in the coming months, as a direct result of the alcohol bans.”, says Aleks Zecevic in his article on Winespectator.com.

So what are you waiting for? Start shopping now and do your bit to support the South African wine industry from abroad.

Our ten favourite South African wine shops in Hong Kong:

Africa to Asia

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé, fortified, sparkling, spirits and liqueur): 
  • Backsberg (Paarl)
  • Cafe Culture KWV (Paarl)
  • Du Toitskloof (Breede River Valley)
  • Roodeberg (Western Cape)
  • Simonsig (Stellenbosch)
  • Wild Africa

Shop now at Africa to Asia. (Special launch promotion – 10% off purchases. Valid until 15 February 2021 and excludes gift hampers.)

Babington Wines

Wines stocked (red, white and rosé):
  • Holden Manz (Franschhoek)
  • Lynx Wine Estate (Franschhoek)

Shop now at Babington Wines.*

Cellar to Door

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé and sparkling):
  • Cederberg Private Cellar (Cederberg)
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards (Franschhoek)
  • Eikehof Wine Estate (Franschhoek)
  • Rijk’s Wine Estate (Tulbagh)

Shop now at Cellar to Door.*

Kork Wines

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé and sparkling):
  • Constantia Uitsig (Cape Town)
  • Diemersfontein (Wellington)
  • Haute Cabrière (Franschhoek)
  • Lanzerac (Stellenbosch)

Shop now at Kork Wines.*

Lekker Laa

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé and sparkling):
  • Avontuur (Stellenbosch)
  • Baleia Wines (Eden)
  • Graceland Vineyards (Stellenbosch)
  • Louisvale Wines (Stellenbosch)
  • Lutzville Vineyards (West Coast)
  • Pierre Jourdan / Haute Cabrière (Franschhoek)
  • Saronsberg (Tulbagh)
  • Vrede en Lust (Franschhoek)

Shop now at Lekker Laa.

Springbok Wines

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé, sparkling and cider):
  • De Grendel (Cape Town)
  • Erasmus Family Wines (Swartland)
  • Juno Wine Company (Paarl)
  • Kanonkop (Stellenbosch)
  • Lammershoek (Swartland)
  • La Motte Wine Estate (Franschhoek)
  • Leopard’s Leap (Franschhoek)
  • Meerlust (Stellenbosch)
  • Mullineux Kloof Street (Swartland)
  • Villiera Wines (Stellenbosch)

Shop now at Springbok Wines.*

Value Vigilantes

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé, fortified and sparkling):
  • Backsberg (Paarl)
  • Black Pearl Wines (Paarl)
  • Boplaas (Klein Karoo)
  • Colmant (Franschhoek)
  • Gabb Family Vineyards (Somerset West)
  • Keermont (Stellenbosch)
  • Mount Rozier (Western Cape)
  • Peter Bayly (Klein Karoo)
  • Roodekrantz (Western Cape)
  • Springfield (Robertson)
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards (Stellenbsoch)
  • Stony Brook (Franschhoek)
  • Tierhoek (Cape Town)
  • The Fledge (Klein Karoo)
  • Windmeul Cellar (Paarl)

Shop online at Value Vigilantes or in-store at Leeder Quay.

Wine Impala

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé and sparkling):
  • Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool (Walker Bay)
  • Constantia Glen (Cape Town)
  • Fable Mountain Vineyards (Tulbagh)
  • Hogan Wines (Stellenbosch)
  • L’Avenir (Stellenbosch)
  • Môreson & Miss Molly (Franschhoek)
  • Raats Family Wines (Stellenbosch)
  • Rall Wines (Swartland and Stellenbosch)
  • Savage Wines (Cape Town)
  • Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards (Stellenbosch)

Shop now at Wine Impala.*

Wine’n’Things

Wines stocked (red, white, rosé, fortified and sparkling):
  • Anwilka (Stellenbosch)
  • Beeslaar (Cape Winelands)
  • Bellingham (Franschhoek)
  • Beyerskloof (Stellenbosch)
  • David & Naida (Swartland)
  • Hartenberg (Stellenbosch)
  • Kanonkop (Stellenbosch)
  • Klein Constantia (Cape Town)
  • Meerlust (Stellenbosch)
  • Stand Alone (Stellenbosch)
  • Thorne and Daughters (Western Cape)
  • Villiera Wines (Stellenbosch)

Shop now at Wine’n’Things.*

Wine Rhetorica

Wines stocked (red and white):
  • Gabriëlskloof Wines (Walker Bay)
  • Storm Wines (Walker Bay)

Shop now at Wine Rhetorica.  

For more South African wine suppliers (online and in-store), check out the Wines of South Africa (Wosa) website here. Happy shopping!

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