South Africa has been producing wine since the first vines were planted in the 17th century. The most important South African wine regions are around the two cities of Stellenbosch and Paarl. A range of wine styles are made, from stunning blockbuster reds to full bodied Chardonnay and crisp, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Chenin Blanc, is the local white grape capable of making impressive dry and sweet wines.
Pinotage, South Africa’s own red grape Shiraz is an extremely robust robust grape that loves hot weather. whilst Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux-style red blends are also among the country’s top reds.