Learn why South Africa is often considered to be both the oldest of the new world wine producing countries, and the newest of the old.

South-Africa-Wine-regionsSouth Africa's storied vitivultural history began in the 16th century with the creation of Constantia, a Muscat based dessert wine considered to some of the world's finest/ The cool maritime climate allows a number of grapes to thrive here:

  • Chenin Blanc: A more tropical take on it's cousin from France's Loire Valley
  • Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot: These wines tend to be more structurally reminiscent of their cousines from Bordeaux, but there is still plenty of fruit in these bad boys.
  • Pinotage: A cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir, created in South Africa, but whose popularity has been on the wane for the last few years.