South African Wines
South Africa has a 300 year plus history of grape growing. All of the countries wine districts fan out from the port city of Cape Town, bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the south by the Indian Ocean.
Although vines have been growing and wine being produced for a few centuries, it wasn’t until the last 10-20 years that South African wine has made an impact with wine connoisseurs. The cooperatives, though still abound, have made way to many small high quality producers, whose goal is to make world class wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Chenin Blanc as well as Sauvignon Blanc are among the top wines produced. Chardonnay, Riesling and Shiraz are also highly regarded.