South African Wine Regions.South Africa's wine country just North East of Cape Town is the seventh largest wine-producer in the world. South African wine producers work mainly with white grapes often Chenin Blanc.
The regions vineyards are noted for producing their own varieties of grapes by crossing different established strains, for example the rustic South African Pinotage which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsant grapes.
Sauvignon Blanc is also grown successfully in the cooler regions of the coast.
South African wine terrain.
STELLENBOSCH is the home of South Africa's most visited wine routes and in the heart of the Cape Winelands region. Surrounding the culturally rich center of the town of Stellenbosch there are more than 100 cellars to visit.
Anyone visiting Cape Town can, within a few hours' drive around the city, acquaint themselves with some of the vineyards that are now becoming so familiar with the wine-buying public all over the world.
Pinotage Grape Cluster.
There are thirteen wine regions to explore in South Africa, all have their own history and attractions as well as some of the regions' major wine brands.
These regions are namely:
a. Constantia famous for its Sauvignon Blancs;
b. Durbanville for its ideal wine producing climate;
c. Franschhoek for its complete range of wines, gourmet dining, top quality accomodation set in a picturesque vineyard valley.
d. Klein Karoo for its heady and passionate wines;
e. Olifants River;
f. Orange River for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir;
g. Paarl for its noble grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines;
h. Robertson Valley;
all famous for Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, their Cape cuisine and scenic beauty.
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