09-01-2023

South Africa wine Keg tap expert WineKeg joins KeyKeg reseller network

Wine-on-tap experts WineKeg join our reseller network in South Africa

WineKeg will support the burgeoning South African wine industry with KeyKeg’s innovative, sustainable way to distribute fresh, high-quality served-by-the-glass wine.

WineKeg launched in 2015 to offer a superior solution for hospitality businesses that were disappointed with the quality of wine dispensed from wine-in-box packaging or traditional wine Kegs on tap. From their Cape Town location, WineKeg now taps into the growing local and international demand for high-quality South African wines, served fresh by the glass.

WineKeg will distribute KeyKeg to wine producers nationwide who need wine Kegs that lock in consistent freshness, maintain high-quality flavour and maximise shelf life for consumers all over the world. The team have a solid understanding of KeyKeg and extensive technical experience. They educate customers about the benefits of using KeyKeg for their wines, such as KeyKeg’s laminated, airtight, light-resistant inner bag that keeps wine and dispense gas separate, reducing oxidation and CO2 saturation.

As well as providing advice and hands-on support, WineKeg also offer a full range of supplementary services, such as KeyKeg filling, logistics, warehousing, distribution and shipping — they already successfully export South African wine in KeyKeg to neighbouring African countries, China and the Republic of Korea.

Game lodges, resorts, hotels, restaurants, high-end tour operators and an increasing number of home consumers in the region also favour a sustainable wine-on-tap concept. Each 20 litre KeyKeg of wine replaces almost 27 bottles, meaning 16 kg less glass waste. KeyKeg is also designed for circularity, meaning that, once empty, the actual raw materials used to produce new KeyKegs can be recovered. As more empty KeyKegs are returned to us through our growing international network of Return Partners, the amount of circular content in each new KeyKeg will steadily increase.

Mark Caldwell, Marketing Manager, WineKeg: “WineKeg is pleased to consolidate its relationship with OneCircle, the manufacturer of KeyKeg. Our mission is to provide end-to-end KeyKeg solutions that link South African wine makers to consumers across the supply chain. As early adopters of KeyKeg in South Africa, WineKeg established a solid track record in importing, supplying and filling KeyKegs with fine South African wines for both the local and international markets.”