Wine sales went through the roof with some producers recording sales of over R40 000. Once again, premium wines were in high demand," explained Woodward.
Yvette Engelbrecht from Orange River Cellars resorted to visiting her PE-based suppliers and literally buying her own stock off the shelves to be able have her whole range available on Sunday. Gerhard Dreyer from Raka actually delved into his own stock to replenish his stand.
"It was also very encouraging to see that the younger generation of consumers between the ages of 25 – 35 years was very strongly represented and enthusiastically buying wines. This means that there is a huge growth potential as this is a market segment that can be developed significantly. The various tutored tastings, which were conducted by various winemakers, were all filled to capacity and this is a strong indication that visitors were keen to experiment with different wine varietals and learn more about wine in general," concluded Woodward.