South Africa

"South Africa is one of the most prominent wine-producing countries in the Southern Hemisphere. With more than 300 years of winemaking history, it is often described as bridging the gap between the Old World and New. The majority of wines are made using New World winemaking techniques but often have more in common stylistically with their Old World counterparts... South Africa's wine industry is distributed around the lush, rugged landscape of the Western Cape. Here, the abundance of mountains, valleys and plateaus allow winemakers to produce a diverse range of styles...

The country's signature variety is Pinotage, an indigenous crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsautthat 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).

However white grape varieties account for 55 percent of the country's 96,000 hectares (237,000 acres) of vineyards. Chenin Blanc is the republic's most planted grape with 18.5 percent of all plantings. While it has not retained its earlier dominance within vineyards as a source of brandy and fortified wines, it retains its number one position having largely transitioned into a role providing crisp dry white wines... South African Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc have become popular internationally in recent years." - Wine Searcher

Map courtesy of Wines of South Africa

  • Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2017

    Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2017

    Region: South Africa

    DECANTER MAGAZINE 94 POINTS!  AN UNDERRATED GEM FROM STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA!    "Of the 15 South African wines I have picked out, Radford Dale is the only estate that's run organically. In contrast, all the Loire wines are...

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  • Radford Dale Vinum Pinotage 2019

    Radford Dale Vinum Pinotage 2019

    Region: South Africa

    RADFORD DALE IS PUTTING PINOTAGE, THE QUINTESSENTIAL SOUTH AFRICAN VARIETY, ON THE WORLD STAGE. THIS IS A CHARACTERFUL, REFRESHING AND JUICY WINE. "Pinotage was created in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first professor of viticulture at...

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  • Rossouw Gouws & Clarke Pinotage 2020

    Rossouw Gouws & Clarke Pinotage 2020

    Region: South Africa
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    PINOTAGE FROM A SINGLE VINEYARD, FOCUSED ON USING ORGANIC PRACTICES. IT'S A GORGEOUS, CRUNCHY RED THAT A BIG AROMATIC HIT!   "Made by Jurgen Gouws, with 80% of the fruit fermented whole bunch under semi-carbonic conditions for 10 days. The other...

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  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2015

    Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2015

    Region: South Africa

    A WINE BELOVED BY THE GREATS, AND ACCORDING TO JANE AUSTEN, IT COULD EVEN CURE A BROKEN HEART.  98 POINTS TIM ATKIN MW!  97 POINTS VINOUS!   "The 2016 Vin de Constance is matured in 50% French acacia oak, Hungarian oak and...

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  • Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Region: South Africa

    COMING FROM ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S ICONIC PRODUCERS, THIS ELEGENT, COOL CLIMATE SAUVIGNON BLANC HAS UTMOST RESPECT FOR THE TERRIOR!   "A great deal of attention has been placed on expressing the true Klein Constantia terroir in this wine...

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  • Klein Constantia Cap Classique Brut 2014

    Klein Constantia Cap Classique Brut 2014

    Region: South Africa

    "A fantastic sparkling with solid mineral backbone, tropical nose and toasty finish."   "The grapes are sourced from a single block located on the lower slopes of Klein Constantia. Three different batches were harvested between January and...

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    $59.00
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