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With an important wine renaissance in full swing, impressive red and white bargains abound in South Africa. The country has a particularly long and rich history with winemaking, especially considering its status as part of the “New World.” In the mid-17th century, the lusciously sweet dessert wines of Constantia were highly prized by the European aristocracy. Since then, the South African wine industry has experienced some setbacks due to the phylloxera infestation of the late 1800s and political difficulties throughout the following century.

Today, however, South Africa is increasingly responsible for high-demand, high-quality wines—a blessing to put the country back on the international wine map. Wine production is mainly situated around Cape Town, where the climate is generally warm to hot. But the Benguela Current from Antarctica provides brisk ocean breezes necessary for steady ripening of grapes. Similarly, cooler, high-elevation vineyard sites throughout South Africa offer similar, favorable growing conditions.

South Africa’s wine zones are divided into region, then smaller districts and finally wards, but the country’s wine styles are differentiated more by grape variety than by region. Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is the country’s “signature” grape, responsible for red-fruit-driven, spicy, earthy reds. When Pinotage is blended with other red varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Pinot Noir (all commonly vinified alone as well), it is often labeled as a “Cape Blend.” Chenin Blanc (locally known as “Steen”) dominates white wine production, with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc following close behind.

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  • Glenelly Estate Reserve Red 2013  Front Label
    Glenelly Estate Reserve Red 2013
    Other Red Blends from South Africa
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    • Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2019  Front Label
      Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2019
      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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    • Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2017  Front Label
      Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2017
      Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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    • Graham Beck Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017  Front Label
      Graham Beck Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017
      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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      • Raats Cabernet Franc 2016  Front Label
        Raats Cabernet Franc 2016
        Cabernet Franc from South Africa
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      • Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2017 Front Label
        Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2017
        Chardonnay from South Africa
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      • Indaba Mosaic 2018  Front Label
        Indaba Mosaic 2018
        Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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        • Graham Beck Game Reserve Shiraz 2016  Front Label
          Graham Beck Game Reserve Shiraz 2016
          Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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          • Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
            Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
            Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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            • Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
              Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
              Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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              • Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
                Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2018
                Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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              • MAN Vintners Shiraz 2017  Front Label
                MAN Vintners Shiraz 2017
                Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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                • Rib Shack Red Blend 2019  Front Label
                  Rib Shack Red Blend 2019
                  Other Red Blends from South Africa
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                  • Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2018  Front Label
                    Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2018
                    Other Red Blends from Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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                    • Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2019  Front Label
                      Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2019
                      Chenin Blanc from Swartland, South Africa
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                      • Excelsior Syrah 2017  Front Label
                        Excelsior Syrah 2017
                        Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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                        • Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2017  Front Label
                          Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
                          Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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                        • Stark-Conde Stellenbosch Syrah 2016  Front Label
                          Stark-Conde Stellenbosch Syrah 2016
                          Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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                          • Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Front Label
                            Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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                          • Caperitif Kaapse Dief Front Label
                            Caperitif Kaapse Dief
                            Vermouth from South Africa
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                              • Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Red Blend 2018  Front Label
                                Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block Red Blend 2018
                                Other Red Blends from Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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                                • Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage 2018  Front Label
                                  Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage 2018
                                  Pinotage from South Africa
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                                  • Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
                                    Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2018
                                    Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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                                    • Indaba Chenin Blanc 2017 Front Label
                                      Indaba Chenin Blanc 2017
                                      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                                      • Beaumont Pinotage 2016  Front Label
                                        Beaumont Pinotage 2016
                                        Pinotage from South Africa
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