Are you unable to visit South Africa due to the pandemic but would like to help our hospitality industry to recover from one of the world’s harshest lockdowns? Then read on.
We’ve partnered with CAPREO, an online wine merchant stocking South African wines, on their #CAPREOcares campaign. You can order superb South African wines from 50 estates across the country, from well-known brands like Anthonij Rupert to family-run estates like Waterford and Beyerskloof, the home of Pinotage. They even have some sales running too.
For every order made through this link, 5% will be donated to Eat Out’s Restaurant Relief Fund, which cooks meals for the needy, and Samara will receive 5% too. Every purchaser will be entered into a competition to win a 10-day trip to the Cape Winelands.
This initiative by CAPREO is a great way to support the wine and tourism industries during this difficult time, and taste some delicious new wines that will have you dreaming of the Rainbow Nation once more…
Wine under lockdown
Wine producers have suffered hugely since March, when initially both domestic and export sales were banned and wine estates were told they could not continue with their harvest. Exports were eventually permitted, and since 18 August alcohol sales are allowed once more, but the damage has been done, with huge losses in revenue and jobs, and the industry on the brink of disaster.
Tourism under lockdown
Tourism has also had a torrid time, with travel banned for many months and only reopening on 18 August for South Africans. Uncertainty still plagues the industry as international borders remain closed.