Streaming issues? Report here
Just the Hits generic 2 CapeTalk Just the Hits generic 2 CapeTalk
Just the Hits with Abongile Nzelenzele
11:00 - 15:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Just the Hits
See full line-up
Just the Hits with Abongile Nzelenzele
11:00 - 15:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

More people buying cases of wine to stock up home cellars, says Ken Forrester

9 February 2021 7:12 PM
Tags:
Wine farm
wine estate
wine industry
Ken Forrester
Ken Forrester Wines
wineries

Winemaker Ken Forrester says he's seen an increase in the number of people ordering multiple cases of wine in response to the various alcohol bans.

The winemaker spoke to Mike Wills about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the wine industry as well as the latest harvest season.

It's estimated that the industry is still stuck with a surplus stock of 280 million to 300 million litres of wine.

Forrester says many wine producers are offering great deals to try and get the unsold wine off their hands as they harvest a new wine grape crop.

There's bulk in the marketplace, there are bottles in the marketplace. It's really a great time to go out and get some wine. People are offering some really keen deals... everybody needs to move some wine.

Ken Forrester, Owner - Ken Forrester Wines

People are very keen to get back into it, we've seen people specifically buying wine by the cases... They used to come in and get a couple of bottles, now their taking a couple of cases.

Ken Forrester, Owner - Ken Forrester Wines

People are generally starting to stock up that home cellar which has become a reality. That space under the stairs or grannies cupboard

Ken Forrester, Owner - Ken Forrester Wines

We've got a beautiful crop sitting on the vines... It's a great-looking vintage out there just with a slight hangover - no pun intended - of last year's stock which we've still not cleared.

Ken Forrester, Owner - Ken Forrester Wines

So generally people still have a lot of wine from last year that has still not been sold due to lockdown. It's difficult to truly appreciate the beauty of this wonderful crop when we really need a little more time to get rid of what we've got.

Ken Forrester, Owner - Ken Forrester Wines

We're led to believe from industry sources that we're sitting on about 300 million litres surplus.

Ken Forrester, Owner - Ken Forrester Wines

Listen to Ken Forrester chat to Mike Wills:




9 February 2021 7:12 PM
Tags:
Wine farm
wine estate
wine industry
Ken Forrester
Ken Forrester Wines
wineries

More from Local

Masks for Medics relaunches campaign to supply frontline workers with PPE

9 May 2021 10:07 AM

With the third wave looming. Masks for Medics wants to supply non-hospital-based frontline workers with medical-grade PPE.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Raising a child is challenging, but even more so for a single mother

9 May 2021 8:39 AM

South Africa has one of the highest figures of absent fathers, resulting in many households being headed up by single mothers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

3 cool and fun things to do this Mother's Day weekend in Cape Town

8 May 2021 7:46 AM

Get to Beau Constantia on Saturday afternoon for a 'Silent Boogie' and dance yourself silly without disturbing the neighbours.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

VACCINE WRAP | NCCC mulls tighter border rules amid fears of 'imported' variants

7 May 2021 3:12 PM

CapeTalk gives you a round-up of the latest vaccine news every week.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

South African student in China falls to her death under mysterious circumstances

7 May 2021 3:06 PM

Kgothatso Mdunana (24) was studying civil engineering at Shandong University.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Alleged mastermind behind Tshegofatso Pule's murder denied bail

7 May 2021 2:01 PM

Ntuthuko Shoba is alleged to be behind the murder of pregnant Tshegofatso Pule found hanging from a tree last June in Durban Deep.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More rain in Little Karoo's Ladismith area over past 2 days than in last 7 years

7 May 2021 1:48 PM

W Cape Local Govt and Environmental Affairs' James-Brent Styan says the storm aftermath will see rivers flooding low-lying areas.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'Some feel Ace Magashule should force his way into NEC meeting if not allowed'

7 May 2021 1:08 PM

"In Ace Magashule’s camp, there are people who feel he should force his way in if he’s not allowed," says Tshidi Madia.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Golden Arrow tests viability of fully electric fleet

7 May 2021 10:34 AM

Lester Kiewit interviews Golden Arrow Bus Services spokesperson Bronwen Dyke Beyer.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

[REWARD, NO QUESTIONS] Can you help a listener find her stolen instruments?

7 May 2021 9:25 AM

"It’s going to be difficult to sell these instruments without getting noticed," says Louisa Theart. "I won’t ask questions!"

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward