In South Africa, they are increasingly taking care of their old vines and these are seen as a great asset. There are almost 100-year-old vines of mainly Semillon, Chenin Blanc and Cinsault. These vines give elegant wines with character. Of course, not all producers have such old vines. But many of them make exciting wines anyway. This is one reason why South Africa is such an interesting wine country to visit right now.
There has never been so many thrilling wines and so many winemakers experimenting, whether with classic grape varieties or more unusual ones. We will see (and of course taste) many examples of this during our journey that will take us from Cape Town down to Elgin and Overberg, to Hermanus and Walker Bay, to Franschhoek and to Stellenbosch.
South Africa, February 15-23, 2020. Book your wine tour to South Africa now!
There will be a new wine tour to South Africa in March 2021.