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Stellenbosch Vineyards, owned by French wine leader Advini, inaugurated their brand-new Logistics Hub

On 5 March 2020, Stellenbosch Vineyards, owned by French wine leader Advini, inaugurated their brand-new Logistics Hub. The facilities were officially opened by Doug Smollan, Stellenbosch Vineyards shareholder, Antoine Leccia, Advini President, and Aurélien Lechevallier, French Ambassador to South Africa.

Leading Stellenbosch wine producer, Stellenbosch Vineyards, suffered a major tragedy on 23 October 2018 when a fire broke out in the warehouse. This warehouse was built in 1992 and was consistently expanded until 1997 as the company showed significant growth.

During the deconstruction and recovery process, a decision was made to recycle and donate all possible debris. The steel, a total of 68 300 kilograms, was donated to and partially purchased by Cape Town Film Studios and a company in the steel industry.

The new Logistics Hub was designed with the newest technology and a remarkable feature is the 470 000L water tank connected to high-tech smoke detectors and water distributors. A special touch is the sprinkler system and steelworks that are red and blue in the form of the French flag as a representation of majority shareholder, Advini.

According to the French Ambassador to South Africa, Aurélien Lechevallier, the Stellenbosch Vineyards Logistics Hub represents the determination of South Africans to succeed and the value that French investment holds for Stellenbosch and it’s wine industry. “Advini South Africa has illustrated the value of collaboration and how the ties between France and South Africa can support a company and its people to bounce back, after what was indeed a tragedy,” explained Lechevallier.

About Stellenbosch Vineyards
Stellenbosch Vineyards is a French owned, leading wine producer and exporter located on one of the most popular wine routes in Stellenbosch. More than 80% of the wines are exported to over 40 countries worldwide.

About Advini South Africa
Advini South Africa owns 200 hectares of prime properties in Stellenbosch. The portfolio comprises a complete offering of specialised, quality wines.

About Advini
With more than 2 300 hectares of vineyards, in the heart of the most famous French wine regions, AdVini has become the leading actor in France for terroir wines.

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