The Oenophiliac

A Wine Writers View on the World of Wine. Formerly Magics Wine Guide and Reviews for Newbies

04. South Africa – Wine Regions & Grape Varieties

A slight change with this page.

Due to the huge diversity in varieties produced. I will list the grapes in alphabetical order then the regions. 

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(white)

Bukettraube.

Cape Riesling.

Chardonnay.

Chenel.

Chenin Blanc. Locally known as Steen.

Clairette Blanche.

Colombard.

Emerald Riesling.

Gewurztraminer.

Grenache Blanc.

Muscat D’Alexandria.

muscadel.

Nouvelle.

Palominio.

Pinot Gris.

Rousanne.

Sauvignon Blanc.

Semillon.

Ugni Blanc.

Viognier.

Weisser Riesling.

(red)

Cabernet Franc.

Cabernet Sauvignon.

Carignan.

Cinsault.

Gamay.

Grenache Noir.

Malbec.

Merlot.

Mourvedre.

Muscadel.

Nebbiolo.

Petit Verdot.

Pinot Noir.

Pinotage.

Ruby Cabernet.

Shiraz.

Souzao.

Tinta Barocca.

Touriga Nacional.

Zinfandel.

Regions

Coastal  Region

Districts

Swartland,  Stellenbosch,  Tygerberg,  Cape  Point,  Constatia  (ward),  Tulbagh,  Paarl  and  Darling.

Klein  Karoo  Region

Districts

Calitzdorp  and  Upper Langklook  (ward).

Olifants  River  Region

Districts

Lutzville  Valley,  Citrusdal  Valley  and Citrusdal  Mountain.

Breede  River  Valley  Region

Districts

Breedekloof,  Worcester,  Robertson  and  Swellendam.

Districts  not  part  of  a  region

Overberg,  Walker  Bay,  Douglas,  Cape  Agulhas  and  Botrivier.

Wards  not  part  of  a  region

Ceres,  Cederberg,  Lower  Orange  and  Prince  Albert  Valley.


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