The King of Stellenbosch: cabernet sauvignon

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South Africa has a total of 92,000 hectares of vines. 10,000 hectares are cabernet sauvignon. It is the most planted red grape. The country’s most prominent wine region, Stellenbosch, is also the most important Cabernet region.

More and more we hear winemakers voice the opinion that Stellenbosch cabernet deserves more attention. There’s now even an association to promote it. It is time to shine for Stellenbosch cabernet sauvignon. We talk to some of the leading winemakers.

Read Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine, originally published on Forbes: Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, its time to shine | Britt on Forbes.

Ripe grapes just before harvest, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Ripe grapes just before harvest, Stellenbosch, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography
An old house in Stellenbosch in Cape Dutch style, South Africa
An old house in Stellenbosch in Cape Dutch style, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography

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