South Africa

Wine Info

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659, with the first bottle produced in Cape Town by its founder Jan van Riebeeck. The wine regions of South Africa are spread out over the Western and Northern Cape regions, covering 500 kilometres west to east and 680 kilometres north-south. The country's signature variety is Pinotage, an indigenous crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut that is rarely found in quantity in any other wine-producing country. Shiraz is widely planted also, as are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (often found together in a Bordeaux Blend).

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