South Africa Wine Summit 2024


The South Africa Wine Summit heralds an exciting new chapter for the country’s wine industry. Hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on May 23, the summit serves as a platform for industry leaders, stakeholders, and media to come together, exchange insights, and discuss the direction that will shape the future of South African wine.

Aptly named Blend and Bond, the summit embodies the collaboration that defines the South African wine landscape. It represents a collective commitment to solidarity, innovation, and sustainability as industry players unite to navigate evolving challenges and capitalise on emerging opportunities.

At the heart of the summit lies unveiling a new strategic framework designed to propel the South African wine industry forward. Drawing on the latest trends, insights, and research, this strategy charts a bold course for growth, competitiveness, and resilience in the global marketplace.

“As we gather at the South Africa Wine Summit, we stand at a pivotal moment in our industry’s history,” says South Africa Wine CEO Rico Basson. “With our shared vision, collective expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence, we are poised to usher in a new era of growth, innovation, and sustainability for South African wine.”

The South Africa Wine Summit promises to be an event brimming with opportunity. Participants will engage in thought-provoking discussions on thriving amid chaos and uncertainty and seizing opportunities even in turbulent times. Empowering individuals and teams to succeed will be a central theme as attendees explore strategies for navigating innovation, diversity, and impactful initiatives within the wine sector. Crafting success in a multi-category business will also take centre stage, offering valuable insights into maximising growth and profitability across various segments. Additionally, the summit will explore wine’s bright spots worldwide, encouraging attendees to look past trends and uncover untapped potential in the global market.

“We are proud to sponsor the inaugural South Africa Wine Summit as we support the vision of a brighter, more vibrant future for the South African wine industry through collaboration, innovation, and a shared sense of purpose,” says Daneel Rossouw, Head of Sales for agriculture at Nedbank Commercial Banking. “Key partnerships such as these are vital for growing the agricultural sector, and by bringing together stakeholders from across the value chain, we can harness the collective power of our industry to drive positive change and unlock new growth opportunities.”

Join us at the South Africa Wine Summit, where a stellar lineup of local and international experts will share their insights, expertise, and vision. This event is unmissable for industry professionals seeking to drive innovation, collaboration, and positive change in the world of wine. Tickets are R800 per person (VAT excl). View our exciting programme and buy your tickets here.

The South Africa Wine Summit is proudly presented with Nedbank as the main sponsor. Hillebrand Gori and Kaap-Agri are involved as smaller co-sponsors.