Wine of South Africas Cape Wine exhibition returns next year

Wine of South Africa's Cape Wine exhibition returns next year

The trade association for the South African wine industry has switched its Cape Wine trade exhibition from a biennial to a triennial event.

Earlier today, Wines of South Africa released a statement announcing that the next iteration of the three-day event, which is held in Cape Town, will be sponsored by global logistics company DHL Express. The statement notes that the event will next take place in 2015.

Having started in 2000, Cape Wine has taken place every two years, except for 2010 when the trade organisation rested the exhibition because of the FIFA World Cup, which took place in South Africa that year.

Cape Wine returned in 2012, but has not been held this year.

When contacted by just-drinks, a spokesperson for WoSA said: “The value of Cape Wine is to see the development of our industry. Following discussions with the trade, it was felt that having a triennial event gave the industry greater opportunity to see the new developments and showcase the progress that has been made over the three-year period.”

The exhibition returns to Cape Town's International Convention Centre from 15 to 17 September next year.