Win an #Ovation #Celebration this month!

It’s #competition time! Get your bottle of #Ovation wine from WOOLWORTHS Ultra Liquors or online at Take a pic of you having an #Ovation #Celebration and post on your favourite social media platform using #Celebration and tagging Thokozani in your post, easy as that

2 Nights accommodation and breakfast for 2 people at Diemersfontein Wine Estate. Transport excluded.
1 case of 6 of each of the #Ovation wines, that’s 24 bottles of wine, just for you.
1 of 3 two-bottle gift packs containing #Ovation #Spumante

Winners will be announced on 01 June 2018, so get shopping, celebrating and posting now. Have fun!

5 Gold Medals In The French Wine Guide, Gilbert & Gaillard

5 Gold Medals In The French Wine Guide, Gilbert & Gaillard

The Gilbert & Gaillard group is dedicated to promoting and recommending quality wines mirroring the expertise of passionate men and women and encapsulating sense of place. This guide is an essential reference for professionals and wine lovers from all over the world. Therefore it was a very easy decision to enter our wines to get rated for this well-respected French wine guide this year.

We entered a total of six wines and were elated when we received the results of the tasting this past week. Five of the wines we entered received gold medals which means that they scored a minimum of 85 points out of a possible 100. The Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage – and Malbec 2016, firm favourites in most competitions we enter, scored 89 and 87 points respectively. ‘A dynamic, compelling wine’ was the description that ended off the tasting notes received for the Malbec, and we cannot agree more.

The niche Rhône-style blend, Diemersfontein Summer’s Lease 2016, described as a ‘wine with character’ by the judges received 86 points, the same score that the Diemersfontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 were stamped with. Our empowerment brand, Thokozani, owned by the staff of Diemersfontein produce a beautiful Shiraz, Mouvedré and Viognier blend and the 2016 vintage was the last wine to be awarded a gold medal when the wine scored 85 points.

To be recognised in this manner by such a prestigious group like Gilbert & Gaillard, that’s been around since 1989, is a very big honour and proves that our wines can compete with wine from all over the globe. If you would like to purchase any of these wines, you can visit our online shop at or or contact Alternatively visit our tasting room in Wellington for Winelands hospitality at its best.

5 Gold Medals In The French Wine Guide, Gilbert & Gaillard

Thokozani at VinPro / Nedbank Unlocking Wine Value

Denise Stubbs discusses sustainable growth, trends and a strategic forecast for the South African wine industry at the CTICC in Cape Town at the Nedbank / VinPro’s “Unlocking Wine Value” event with Michael Fridjhon, wine critic and columnist, Rico Basson, VinPro, Johann Krige, Kanonkop Wine Estate, Neville Carew, Origin Wines, Richard Rushton, Distell and Gavin Dittmar, Meridian Wines

Thokozani at VinPro / Nedbank

Prowein China Shanghai

Meeting up with Same But Different, Prowein’s International Team and the CEO of WOSA, Thokozani’s Denise Stubbs proudly represents the Thokozani and Ovation wine ranges at Prowein China Shanghai.


Thokozani featured in Wynland Magazine

Thokozani Wines tell a story of hope and upliftment in the South African wine industry. Lee-Anne Davidson talks to Denise Stubbs about Thokozani’s success story …

Thokozani in Wynland Magazine

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, visits Thokozani

Great excitement at Thokozani and Diemersfontein Wine Estate today. WC Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde honoured us with a friendly, behind-the-scenes visit to experience our harvest process first-hand, and to discuss measures to mitigate the risks of fires and droughts with Denise Stubbs (Thokozani Director), Dian Joubert (Sales & Marketing), Waldo Kellerman (Viticulturist) and Francois Roode (Winemaker) ‪#‎SAharvest2016‬ ‪#‎heartWellington‬ ‪#‎discoverctwc‬


Alan Winde, WC Minister of Economic Opportunities

Thokozani visits Shanghai, China

Thokozani was part of a Western Cape Trade, Tourism & Investment delegation to Shanghai, China, led by Premier Helen Zille and Minister of Economic opportunities Alan Winde.