The Flavours of South Africa
At the Southern tip of Africa, where two mighty oceans meet, lies Cape Town, the gateway to South Africa’s winelands. For over 350 years the cultures of Africa, Europe, and the East have helped shape a city that is at one time modern and ancient, rich in history and culturally vibrant.
Today South Africa is a peaceful democracy and an exciting country of enormous diversity. This variety is immediately apparent in its range of wines. With a wine-making history dating back more than 300 years, they reflect the classicism and tradition of the Old World but are also influenced by the contemporary styles of the New World. This rare combination makes for wines that are complex but accessible, sophisticated yet intensely powerful. South African wines express the soil, climate, varieties and people of the Cape and tell their story to the whole world.
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White varieties still dominate the Cape winelands. Excellent white wines are currently being released, among which:
Chenin Blanc (Steen)
Other Whites (Riesling, Colombard, Pinot Gris
Over the past few years, South Africa’s red wine plantings have increased dramatically. They include: