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Among the long rolling south-facing slopes of the Stellenbosch winelands, caressed by cool coastal breezes, lies our boutique winery and vineyard. Here we produce premium, award-winning wines for the enlightened drinker.
HUNTING SEASON

Summer is over in the UK. As the cooler winds arrive from the east wine lists tend to change from white to red. Keep an eye out for some of our delicious wines in some of the UK’s leading restaurants. Should the Beast from the East rear its head again we’d suggest buying a case or two of our full-bodied and luscious ‘The Huntsman’ to get you through. 

GRAPE CAPE WINE

In South Africa the arrival of September brought with it Cape Wine 2018, the leading international trade show for South African wines. It was an opportunity for buyers and wine aficionados to try the best wines from the rainbow nation, all under one roof! Some astounding press reviews and chunky orders mean the South African category is in very good shape.

TEAM SPIRIT

For us at Journey’s End it was a momentous show. It was the first time in 3 years we had our whole team out in South Africa. We also gained some great traction with some key influencers from across the globe and have opened some markets we previously weren’t operating in! Job well done. 

PIWOSA "LIQUID ART" PARTY

The highlight of the show for many was the sensational PIWOSA tasting and dinner at the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town. This was followed by an after party that will be spoken about for many years to come! PIWOSA’s dynamism and approach to the general market makes them pioneers when it comes to showcasing South Africa’s premium offering. Our Destination Chardonnay and Single Vineyard Merlot picking up a huge amount of praise from those who were lucky enough to taste it. 

EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

In a league table of education systems drawn up in 2015 by the OECD countries, South Africa ranked at the bottom, 75th out of 76, while spending more as a % of GDP than most. Corruption, lack of resources and bad quality of teaching have been named as the principal causes.

The Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School was in dire need of a school hall. All assemblies and school events were held out in the open, in all weathers. This is a common thing for the vast majority of the poorer regions in South Africa. The village is home to a number of our workers and their families and they’re integral to us achieving our Journey from grape to glass, so we decided to help in the building of a school hall. A government proposed project, they were required as a community to raise RS 0.5m of which they fell far short of despite active fund raising, Journey’s End agreed to fund half of the cost. The building work was successfully completed in March 2018.

The school hall not only holds the daily assembly but allows the children to put on plays and concerts, and can also be hired for private events, driving much needed revenue. 

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