Wine from South Africa, elegant and characterful wines

South Africa’s coastal regions produce the majority of the wine from South Africa, spanning between 100-150 hectares of vineyards. A notable and widely recognised region is Constantia which is known for producing Klein-Constantia’s Vin de Constance, a sweet wine with deep, rich tones. Also worthy of a special mention is Stellenbosch, the second-oldest settlement in South Africa, and its neighbouring region Paarl, which are both famed for producing some of the best South African red wines. While almost all South African vineyards benefit from the cool breezes that come their way from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, throughout the region, a group of mountain ranges also delivers highly varying climates, differing altitudes and soil types creating the conditions that allows for such a diverse range of fine wines to be produced in relatively close proximity.

Southern Africa’s long wine making history dates all the way back to the 16th Century, and as such is able to rival some of the best wine regions in the world with its strong reputation and efficient wine industry. There is an abundance of wine styles made in South Africa from bright and elegant Chenin Blancs to bold and complex Cabernet Sauvignons. Whilst many international grape varieties such as Chenin Blanc are widely grown, in fact, Chenin Blanc is the country’s most widely planted grape due to its versatility. It can produce a range of styles, from dry and sweet wines to fresh and barrel-aged wines. This variety is championed by many South African wine producers including Chris Alheit, Eden Sadie, and Klein Constantia. We have a diverse collection of South African wine styles in our range, including Cinsault, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

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