NATIONAL WINE WEEK 2017

South Africa

Winemaking in South Africa goes back more than three hundred years and is mainly centred on the Western Cape, which has a Mediterranean style climate.

The most widely planted varietal is Chenin Blanc and indeed it is this white wine has helped build South Africa into the World’s 7th biggest producer.

Other key white varietals are Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc.

Although historically more of a white wine producer South Africa also produces red wines, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinotage, a native crossing of Cinsaut and Pinot Noir.

Wamkelekile is a Xhosa word meaning 'we welcome you'. South Africans are renowned for their warm hospitality and happy disposition, so enjoy the welcome and the wines.

South African wines add joy to life! South African wines are grown in one of the world's most special places – with ancient soils, two oceans, soaring mountains and unparalleled natural beauty.

The South African winelands are renowned for their breathtaking scenery and the wines are as full of variety as the myriad of cultures that form this Rainbow Nation.

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