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

  • Warwick First Lady Pinotage 2021

    Warwick First Lady Pinotage 2021

    Region: South Africa
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    MODERN, FRESH PINOTAGE THAT WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH THE VARIETY

      "Vibrant nose of rose petal, fresh currents, strawberries, cherry, and spice. The palate is bright with finely textured tannins, red cherry, strawberry, and ripe plums. finish. The finish, nice and dry with a hint of cedarwood and spice. Enjoy...

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  • Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2021

    Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2021

    Region: South Africa

    OLD VINE, OAKED CHENIN BLANC FROM SOUTH AFRICA

      "A true South African take on the Loire staple variety. The rich stone fruit of Chenin Blanc is combined with French and Hungarian oak, for a pronounced, yet elegant wine. Perfect for Chardonnay drinkers looking for something new."- Wine...

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    $50.00
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  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014

    Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014

    Region: South Africa

    HISTORIC, OUTSTANDING SWEET WINE CELEBRATED BY THE LIKES OF NAPOLEON, JANE AUSTEN AND CHARLES DICKENS

      "One of the great sweet wines of world, this is utterly delicious with a perfect balance of tension and succulence. Gently-spiced rich lemon meets lime zest and zinging minerality, along with soft white pepper notes that help to elongate the...

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    $275.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2018

    Region: South Africa

    A CHENIN BLANC FOCUSSED ON SUBTLETY AND FINESSE

    "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...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2016

    Region: South Africa

    TIM ATKIN 98 POINTS! NEIL MARTIN 97 POINTS!

      "This has more delineation and precision on the nose compared to the previous vintage, offering acacia honey, quince, saffron and touches of elderflower in the background. The palate is very well balanced with fine precision, a killer line of...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2020

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

    HONEY, ORANGE BLOSSOM AND WHITE STONE FRUIT COME THROUGH ON THIS SOUTH AFRICAN CHENIN

      "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...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Vinum Pinotage 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Vinum Pinotage 2019

    Region: South Africa

    THIS IS A CHARACTERFUL, REFRESHING AND JUICY WINE

      "Pinotage was created in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first professor of viticulture at Stellenbosch University by crossing Cinsault (known locally as Hermitage) and Pinot Noir to give the portmanteau "Pinotage".  It wasn't...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Rossouw Gouws & Clarke Pinotage 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] 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 20% of the fruit was pressed earlier and fermented as a rosé and blended back in after malolactic fermentation. The...

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    $32.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    Region: South Africa

    "Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2018 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] David and Nadia Pinotage 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] David and Nadia Pinotage 2016

    Region: South Africa

    "Pinot Noir pale in colour, and delicate on the nose – ever so slightly floral, ever so slightly bloody. Almost ethereal on the palate! Roses, pomegranate, sculpted by acidity and paper-fine crackling tannins. Almost Pinot Noir-like on the palate…...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Klein Constantia Cap Classique Brut 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2015

    Region: South Africa

    The old bushvines that grow this individualistic Pinotage are rooted in unusual white clay at the foot  of the Helderberg Mountain. Unirrigated, these vines plunge their roots deep into the earth in  search of moisture to sustain the ripening of grapes...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Beaumont Pinotage 2013

    [SOLD-OUT] Beaumont Pinotage 2013

    Region: South Africa

    Pinotage was the very first wine made at Beaumont wines and 20 years later we are still passionate Pinotage producers! 80% of the fruit comes from our 40 year old vines providing dryness and structure while the younger portion provides lovely vibrant...

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    $37.00
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  • Intellego Swartland Chenin Blanc 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Intellego Swartland Chenin Blanc 2011

    Region: South Africa

    Jamie Goode 92-94 points! "Mineral, reductive nose: lovely rich bold pear and white peach fruit. Textured palate is rich yet fresh and mineral with lovely precision." Jamie Goode, Visiting South Africa's Swartland wine region, Part 4, 11/2011

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    $43.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Radford Dale Renaissance Chenin Blanc 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] 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 either from organic or biodynamic...

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