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

  • AA Badenhorst 'Secateurs' Chenin Blanc 2019

    Region: South Africa

    AA Badenhorst Family Wines are grown, made and matured on Kalmoesfontein farm in the Swartland appellation of South Africa. The 28ha of old bushvines grow in the Siebritskloof part of the Paardeberg mountain. On Kalmoesfontein it is back to basics,...

    Current stock: 17

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  • Klein Constantia Cap Classique Brut 2013

    Region: South Africa

    "The grapes are sourced from a single block located on the lower slopes of Klein Constantia. Three different batches were harvested between January and February to ensure freshness, fruit and intensity." "Light and bright in appearance, the nose...

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    $59.00
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  • Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Region: South Africa

    A great deal of attention has been placed on expressing the true Klein Constantia terroir in this wine.  In order to achieve this, each block is kept separate throughout the winemaking process. Finally, they are carefully blended together to reflect...

    Current stock: 10

    $39.00
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  • Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2016

    Region: South Africa

    Through profound understanding of this vineyard, rather than manipulating the wine, we have been able to create a wine that reflects its site through freshness, elegance, finesse and purity. Often shunned and disrespected by winemakers and consumers...

    Current stock: 6

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  • Radford Dale Vinum Pinotage 2018

    Region: South Africa

    JANCIS ROBINSON 16.5 POINTS!  "Displaying a lighter, red-fruited and carbonic nose, the 2018 Vinum Pinotage opens with a fresh and free attitude about it, with wild cherry, strawberries and red plum wafting from the glass along with subtle spice...

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    $23.50
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  • Rossouw Gouws & Clarke Pinotage 2019

    Region: South Africa

    WINE MAGAZINE SOUTH AFRICA 92 POINTS! "Wine distributors David and Jeanette Clarke along with Intellego winemaker Jurgen Gouws have for a while made a very palatable Pinotage in a new wave style, which is to say light and fresh. Previously they used...

    Current stock: 7

    $31.00
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