History of wine
How the history of wine progressed through the years.
The tradition of wine-making is as old as civilisation itself. European wine history dates back to the times of Ancient Greece around 8-6th century BC when people learned to cultivate the olive and the vine. Wine was considered a drink of the elite in ancient Greece, than during the Roman era wine became popular and available for every classes of society.
5 events that shaped the South African Wine industry, design by Dimitra Tzanos - 1652 : In the 1600’s the spice trade flourished and Europeans sailed across Africa to the East to find the most exotic of spices. The journey was long and hard so the Dutch decided to create something like a halfway stop that would allow sailors to stock up on food and wine. Today this stop is known as Cape Town. www.creativeroots.org