South Africa

Regions

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town. Access to international markets led to new investment in the South African wine market. Production is concentrated around Cape Town, with major vineyard and production centres at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester.

There are about 60 appellations within the Wine of Origin (WO) system, which was implemented in 1973 with a hierarchy of designated production regions, districts and wards. WO wines must only contain grapes from the specific area of origin. “Single vineyard” wines must come from a defined area of less than 5 hectares.

An “Estate Wine” can come from adjacent farms if they are farmed together and wine is produced on site. A ward is an area with a distinctive soil type or climate and is roughly equivalent to a European appellation.

Coastal Region

The Coastal Region is a significant wine-producing area in the Western Cape that forms the heart of the South African wine industry. Based around Cape…

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Franschhoek

Franschhoek Valley was settled over 300 years ago by the French Huguenots and is set against the backdrop of the Franschhoek and Drakenstein mountains It…

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Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, 30 miles east of Cape Town, is regarded by many as the red wine capital of South Africa. The Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek valleys…

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Wellington & Roberston

Wellington, 45-minutes from Cape Town, stretches over alluvial terraces towards the Swartland’s rolling hills and wheat fields and towards the foothills of the towering Hawequa…

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Western Cape

Western Cape is a large ‘geographic unit’ of classification, home to the vast majority of the South African wine industry. A wide variety of wines…

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Products from this country

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    South Africa

    A bright and vibrant unoaked Chenin with fresh tropical fruit flavours. Grapes for Butterfly…

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  • Planet Bee Chenin Blanc

    South Africa

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  • Butterfly Tree Pinotage

    South Africa

    An easy drinking and approachable Pinotage; rich dark berry fruits and oak with a…

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  • Jasmine Fragrant White

    South Africa

    Fragrant White is what is says on the label. Created to satisfy market demand…

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  • Solms Astor Langarm Cape Blend

    South Africa

    A Cape blend of Pinotage, Touriga Naçional, Shiraz, Grenache Noir and Mourvèdre grapes sourced…

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  • Painted Wolf ‘The Den’ Pinotage

    South Africa

    This bridges the styles of the old dense Pinotage and the fruit driven, modern…

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  • Painted Wolf ‘The Den’ Chenin Blanc

    South Africa

    A medium weight and rounded style of Chenin with a little oak - flavour-packed,…

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  • Painted Wolf ‘The Den’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    South Africa

    A medium to full bodied wine with typical Cabernet flavours of black current and…

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