South Africa

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

  1. special

    AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Chenin Blanc 2017

    Region: South Africa

    South Africa's consistently warmer climate produces a zestier expression of Chenin than the Loire.

    RRP $27.50

    NOW $24.50

    Low Stock (5 in store)


  2. $48.60 by the dozen $54.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (8 in store)


  3. Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2015

    Region: South Africa

    South Africa's unique flagship red wine, made in limited quantities from old bushvines.

    $34.20 by the dozen $38.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (20 in store)


  4. $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (21 in store)


  5. $23.40 by the dozen $26.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  6. $23.40 by the dozen $26.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  7. Beaumont Pinotage 2013

    Region: South Africa
    $33.30 by the dozen $37.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  8. Beaumont Pinotage 2012

    Region: South Africa

     

    $33.30 by the dozen $37.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  9. David and Nadia Pinotage 2016

    Region: South Africa

    "Hauntingly beautiful... The most stunning Pinotage I have ever tasted in my life." - JancisRobinson.com!

    JancisRobinson.com 17/20 Points!

    $44.55 by the dozen $49.50 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  10. Intellego Swartland Chenin Blanc 2011

    Region: South Africa
    Jamie Goode 92-94 points!
    Jancis Robinson 17/20 points!

    $38.70 by the dozen $43.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  11. Klein Constantia Cap Classique Brut 2012

    Region: South Africa

    Top 100 South African Wines! Four Stars!

    $48.60 by the dozen $54.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  12. $31.49 by the dozen $34.99 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  13. $31.05 by the dozen $34.50 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  14. $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  15. $29.70 by the dozen $33.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  16. Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2013

    Region: South Africa

     

    $27.90 by the dozen $31.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  17. Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2010

    Region: South Africa
    eRobertParker 93 points!
    $25.65 by the dozen $28.50 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  18. Reyneke Pinotage 2012

    Region: South Africa

     

    $27.00 by the dozen $30.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  19. Reyneke Pinotage 2011

    Region: South Africa

     

    $27.00 by the dozen $30.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  20. Reyneke Pinotage 2010

    Region: South Africa
    eRobertParker.com 90 Points!
    $27.90 by the dozen $31.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  21. Reyneke Pinotage 2008

    Region: South Africa
    Four stars from John Platter Wine Guide 2011!
    $25.65 by the dozen $28.50 per bottle

    Out of Stock