Latest News

What’s on the menu for Leopard’s in the Cape


Creating awareness about the interaction and delicate balance between predator and prey, the 2019 theme for the annual Cape Leopard […]

Natura Norina


Ingredients 60 ml peach nectar 30 ml simple syrup 30 ml sparkling water 90 ml Leopard’s Leap Natura De-Alcoholised Classic […]

PAM (Pomegranate and Apple Mocktail)


Ingredients 15 ml lemon-juice 15 ml apple-juice 15 ml grenadine 30 ml cranberry-juice 90 ml Leopard’s Leap Natura De-Alcoholised Classic […]

Watermelon Cooler 


Serves 8 Ingredients 1,4 kg seedless watermelon cubes 1 cup Leopard’s Leap Natura De-Alcoholised Classic Red juice of 1 lime […]

Plum Blossom High Ball Wine Cocktail


Plum Blossom High Ball Wine Cocktail Ingredients 60 ml Leopard’s Leap Classic Chardonnay Pinot Noir 30 ml sake 15 ml […]

Chicken Thigh and Spring Onion Yakitori


Chicken Thigh and Spring Onion Yakitori Ingredients For the chicken skewers 500 g boned chicken thighs 125 ml soy sauce […]

Gemsbok Loin Tataki


This weekend you should definitely try our Gemsbok Loin Tataki recipe combining a very South African ingredient with a very […]

M & M Cooler Recipe


All things Asian are very trendy and matcha is one of those ingredients that we have all seen on menus […]

#FUNcorked!


Does wine need a partner? It is pretty spectacular on its own! But combine it with your favourite friends, tunes […]

Roosterkoek with Nori Butter and Apricot Puree


Makes 20 roosterkoeke  Ingredients For the roosterkoek 1 kg bread flour 20 g salt 10 g instant yeast 875 ml […]

South African winemakers targeting Chinese market



China-south_africa-wine-2012-6-11
Chinese visitors to the recent Vinexpo Asia Pacific in Hong Kong sample wine.

Our CEO, Hein Koegelenberg, was quoted in a recent article in the Global Post about South African wine producers targeting the burgeoning Chinese market. The article states:

Chinese drinkers consume 300 million bottles of wine a year. Nearly all of it is red wine, but the Chinese are starting to become interested in more exotic products, and white wine sales are slowly increasing.

Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of La Motte and Leopard’s Leap Wines in South Africa, thinks he has a winning idea: varietals produced specifically for the Chinese market, to match Chinese food and culture.

First, there’s the carefully considered brand name: L’Hugenot, a nod to South Africa’s wine history and the French Protestants who landed at the Cape in the mid-17th century, bringing with them France’s winemaking experience.

“We have to get the message through that South Africa has the same history of winemaking,” Koegelenberg said, admitting that having a French-sounding name is an advantage in China.

Then there are the wines themselves: a mid-range red and a white selected to match Chinese foods, and a pricier Shiraz dressed to impress in elaborate packaging, in order to tap into the Chinese gift-giving tradition.

The white is a Chenin Blanc, catering to a growing number of white wine drinkers in the coastal cities of southern and eastern China, such as Guangzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai, where seafood is popular.

The “drinking” red is a Shiraz-Pinotage, “blended for spiciness” and intended to match the richer dishes of inland northern China.

Furthermore, Koegelenberg has teamed up with a Chinese partner, admitting that he needs help in understanding the culture.

“If you want to do business in China, you have to build relationships,” he said.
“The first thing I did was to find Chinese people that can work my brand. We don’t understand the culture, we don’t understand the language.

Read the rest of the article here: http://bit.ly/NutC3X

Upcoming Events

19 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
23 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
24 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
25 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
26 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
30 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
31 October 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00
1 November 2019
  • South African Table
South African Table
13:00

Buy Our Wines

Take a look at our wine collection. CLICK HERE

Ask Us

Feel free to contact us.
CLICK HERE



    Newsletter Sign-up


    © Copyright 2019 Leopard's Leap | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Delivery Policy | Refund Policy

    Ask Us

    [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]