The wine regions of South Africa
The wine regions of South Africa are predominately in the Western Cape, and although this represents a small area of the country as a whole, within this area the range of microclimates, mesoclimates and terroir is incredible. Resulting in an almost infinite range of styles of wine from crisp, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc to south Africa’s native red, Pinotage. It is therefore no surprise that South Africa is considered one of the most fascinating wine country’s to explore. Our South African wine region profiles provide an overview of the regions, their history and diverse terroir. Enjoy!
THE WINE REGIONS OF SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa Wine Regions
Constantia south of Cape Town, now one of the area’s wealthiest suburbs, saw witness to the first commercial vineyard in South Africa.
The Franschhoek Valley is surely the most spectacular and utterly beguiling wine region in the world today. Its history dates back to the 17th century.
Paarl, one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the Cape’s wine lands. A 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, some exceptional wines are being produced.
Stellenbosch is home not only to some of the largest wine companies in the country but also to some of its most impressive.
North-west of Paarl, Swartland is increasingly recognized for its excellent terroir, particularly for growing red varieties such as Pinotage and Shiraz.