South Africa’s wineries have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. So far the country has seen four government bans on the sale of alcohol as part of the fight against Covid-19. We’ve been avid supporters of the #SaveSAWine campaign since July 2020 (when the country’s first ban was imposed). Our range is constantly expanding and we are proud to bring you some of the world’s finest wines from this beautiful country. Please show your support for these incredible wine producers and the countless livelihoods dependant on them.
We are doing our bit to help them out. You should too. Plus, we’re pretty sure you’ll really enjoy it!
South Africa’s vineyards are mostly situated in the Western Cape near the coast. Cape wine-growing areas mainly have a Mediterranean climate and the mountain slopes and valleys form the ideal habitat for wine grapes. Long, sun-drenched summers and mild, wet winters contribute to the ideal conditions for viticulture in this region.
Currently, around 92 005ha of vines producing wine grapes are under cultivation over an area some 800km in length. Under the auspices of the Wine of Origin Scheme, production zones in the Cape Winelands are divided into officially demarcated geographical units, regions, districts and wards. There are five regions in the geographical unit of the Western Cape – Breede River Valley, Cape South Coast, Coastal Region, Klein Karoo and Olifants River. Another five geographical units exist: Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Northern Cape. The South African Winelands encompass 29 diverse districts and some 92 smaller wards in total.
More information can be found on The Wines of South Africa website.