List Page Learn About Content Graphic

South African Wine

Learn about South African wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
36 Items
36 Items
  • Black Pearl Mischief Maker 2016 Front Label
    Black Pearl Mischief Maker 2016
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paarl, South Africa
      4.0 5 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $23.99
      Try the
      23 99
      23 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Glenelly Estate Reserve Red 2013  Front Label
      Glenelly Estate Reserve Red 2013
      Other Red Blends from South Africa
        4.9 5 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $27.99
        Try the
        27 99
        27 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Sadie Family Columella Red 2017  Front Label
        Sadie Family Columella Red 2017
        Other Red Blends from Swartland, South Africa
        • TA98
        • RP93
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $148.99
        Try the
        148 99
        148 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Sadie Family Die Ouwingerdreeks Mev. Kirtsen Chenin Blanc 2018  Front Label
        Sadie Family Die Ouwingerdreeks Mev. Kirtsen Chenin Blanc 2018
        Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $169.99
          Try the
          169 99
          169 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Braai Pinotage 2018  Front Label
          Braai Pinotage 2018
          Pinotage from South Africa
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $18.99
            Try the
            18 99
            18 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Graham Beck Game Reserve Shiraz 2016  Front Label
            Graham Beck Game Reserve Shiraz 2016
            Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $24.99
              Try the
              24 99
              24 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2019  Front Label
              Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2019
              Chenin Blanc from Swartland, South Africa
              • WS90
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $15.99
              Try the
              15 99
              15 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Graham Beck Game Reserve Chardonnay 2018 Front Label
              Graham Beck Game Reserve Chardonnay 2018
              Chardonnay from South Africa
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $18.99
                Try the
                18 99
                18 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Tokara Shiraz 2016  Front Label
                Tokara Shiraz 2016
                Syrah/Shiraz from Stellenbosch, South Africa
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $22.99
                  Try the
                  22 99
                  22 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2017  Front Label
                  Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2017
                  Other Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $24.99
                    Try the
                    24 99
                    24 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016  Front Label
                    Graham Beck The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $19.99
                      Try the
                      19 99
                      19 99
                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                    • Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                      Glenelly Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2018
                      Chardonnay from South Africa
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $24.99
                        Try the
                        24 99
                        24 99
                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                      • Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2017 Front Label
                        Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2017
                        Chenin Blanc from South Africa
                          3.4 7 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $23.99
                          Try the
                          23 99
                          23 99
                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                        • Caperitif Kaapse Dief Front Label
                          Caperitif Kaapse Dief
                          Vermouth from South Africa
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $29.99
                              Try the
                              29 99
                              29 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Sadie Family Die Ouwingerdreeks Skerpioen White 2017  Front Label
                              Sadie Family Die Ouwingerdreeks Skerpioen White 2017
                              Other White Blends from Swartland, South Africa
                              • TA96
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $69.99
                              Try the
                              69 99
                              69 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Rudi Schultz Syrah 2016 Front Label
                              Rudi Schultz Syrah 2016
                              Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
                              • WE90
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $29.99
                              Try the
                              29 99
                              29 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Badenhorst Family Red Blend 2016 Front Label
                              Badenhorst Family Red Blend 2016
                              Other Red Blends from South Africa
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $41.99
                                Try the
                                41 99
                                41 99
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Savage White Blend 2017  Front Label
                                Savage White Blend 2017
                                Bordeaux White Blends from South Africa
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $42.99
                                  Try the
                                  42 99
                                  42 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Savage White Blend 2016 Front Label
                                  Savage White Blend 2016
                                  Bordeaux White Blends from South Africa
                                  • WS92
                                  • W&S90
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $49.99
                                  Try the
                                  49 99
                                  49 99
                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                • Badenhorst Curator Red Blend 2018  Front Label
                                  Badenhorst Curator Red Blend 2018
                                  Other Red Blends from South Africa
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $13.99
                                    Try the
                                    13 99
                                    13 99
                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                  • Beaumont Pinotage 2016  Front Label
                                    Beaumont Pinotage 2016
                                    Pinotage from South Africa
                                    • TA90
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $34.99
                                    Try the
                                    34 99
                                    34 99
                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                  • Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2017  Front Label
                                    Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2017
                                    Other Red Blends from South Africa
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $18.99
                                      Try the
                                      23
                                      18 99
                                      Save $4.01 (17%)
                                    • Vilafonte Series M 2012 Front Label
                                      Vilafonte Series M 2012
                                      Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
                                      • WS93
                                      • WE92
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $84.99
                                      Try the
                                      84 99
                                      84 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    • Kanonkop Pinotage 2017 Front Label
                                      Kanonkop Pinotage 2017
                                      Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
                                      • TA94
                                      • JS93
                                      • D90
                                      4.8 20 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $46.99
                                      Try the
                                      46 99
                                      46 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    • Sadie Family Columella Red 2016 Front Label
                                      Sadie Family Columella Red 2016
                                      Other Red Blends from Swartland, South Africa
                                      • TA97
                                      • WS94
                                      • RP93
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $154.99
                                      Try the
                                      170
                                      154 99
                                      Save $15.01 (9%)
                                    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                                    Update your browser to Edge and enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                                    It's easy to make the switch.
                                    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                                    Yes, Update Now
                                    Cheers to You!

                                    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                                    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                                    There was an error redeeming your code.

                                    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 4/30/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

                                    Search for ""

                                    Processing Your Order...