South Africa has many advantages as a wine country, not least a mild climate that favours viticulture. Many different grape varieties do well down in the country’s south-west, around Cape Town, where they get both sun and cool breezes from the Ocean.
Bordeaux grapes have long been favourites among producers, but there is much more to discover. Near the coasts, sauvignon blanc is grown successfully and produces fresh and aromatic white wines.
In the hot region of Swartland, superb wines are now made from grenache, carignan and cinsault, among others. The wines are spicy and flavourful.
Discover South Africa, the fantastic wine country, with us.
More inspiration: You can get an even better feeling for what you will experience on this tour if you visit the latest tour’s own Facebook group. Lots of pictures and videos from the tour (join the group and you’ll get an update when we post new contents): The wine tour to South Africa 2023.