" Lubanzi Chenin Blanc is a category changer. I love it." - Andrew Chalk 4/22/17
"Vibrant mineral of bright white flower...very pretty stuff with surprising depth & complexity" - Isaac James Baker 4/9/17
5/21, 2017 - FOODIE & THE BEAST on WTOP - // Hear about Lubanzi beginning at Minute 41:00 //
4/29, 2017 - TERROIRIST, A Daily Wine Blog - 'Wine Reviews, An International Grab Bag: “There are so many great winemakers, old vines, and exceptional wines in South Africa, and at such moderate prices. But we don’t get nearly enough of them here, so it’s awesome to see a crew with passion bringing high-quality, value-driven South African vino to the States."
4/13, 2017 - Press Release: Wine Industry Advisor -'Cape Venture Wine Co. launches Lubanzi Wines'
4/9, 2017 -COMMON -Improving the lives of workers in South Africa: “South Africa is one of the world’s largest wine producers, yet most of the consumers in the Western world are completely unaware of its existence."
3/27, 2017 - COMMON - How South Africa Inspired a New Venture : “We got really enamored with the idea of a complete and more equitable supply chain, and so we focused on delivering the resources of our business back to improving the lives of the laborers on South Africa’s wine farms."
ABOUT SA WINE:
5/18, 2017 THE DRINKS BUSINESS - South African Wines Stun Sommeliers in Asia: "1 in 100 sommeliers could successfully tell the difference between the South African and French wines in a flight test"
5/12, 2017 MONTREAL GAZETTE - Bill Zacharkiw: South Africa’s chenin blanc renaissance: "What do 17th-century Dutch trading ships, Protestants fleeing persecution in France and shark-infested waters have to do with wine? All three played a role in making South Africa the oldest wine-producing country outside of Europe."
5/10, 2017 THE DRINKS BUSINESS -2017 SA Harvest one of the best seen in many years: “Having spoken to many of our producers, general sentiment is that the harvest was one of the best seen in many years, specifically in terms of quality."
5/12, 2017 FORBES -We're talking about the other african wine world: "Agriculture is the most important economic driver in africa"
5/2, 2017 - VINEPAIR -The South African wine you've never heard of, but should be drinking: “Even though it's considered new world, south africa's wine tradition is over 300 years old"
4/1, 2017 - VOGUE - This Spring, skip the Chardonnay and Try Chenin Blanc Instead: “Chenin Blanc has risen the ranks of popularity around the world"
3/9, 2017 - 7 x 7 - Where to Drink South African Wine in San Francisco “Among the regional varietals, the white Chenin Blanc seems to be one of the most requested"
11/3, 2016 GRAPE COLLECTIVE - Animal Energy, South Africa's Zoo Biscuits, A New Breed of Winemaker: “Despite their insouciant nonchalance, the ten-member collective represents something quite significant in South Africa’s rapidly shifting wine scene; a youth movement responsible for some of the country’s most exciting wines."
4/5 2016 - WINE SPECTATOR - Is Chenin Blanc the Great Forgotten Grape ? “It may take South Africa, which no one previously could have imagined upstaging the likes of France, to remind us all of what we've been missing."
3/19, 2015 - SOMM CHRISTOPHE TASSAN - on up & coming wine regions: “Wines from the chenin grape for white wines and Syrah or Syrah blend for the red wines. These are wine styles to pay attention to.