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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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  • Storm Pinot Noir Vrede 2015 Front Label
    Storm Pinot Noir Vrede 2015
    Pinot Noir from South Africa
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    Storm Pinot Noir Ignis 2015
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    • Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
      Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2015
      Pinot Noir from South Africa
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    • Chamonix Reserve Pinot Noir 2015  Front Label
      Chamonix Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
      Pinot Noir from Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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      • Vriesenhof Vineyards Paradyskloof Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
        Vriesenhof Vineyards Paradyskloof Pinot Noir 2015
        Pinot Noir from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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        • Boschendal Elgin Series Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
          Boschendal Elgin Series Pinot Noir 2015
          Pinot Noir from Elgin, South Africa
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          • Nabygelegen Snow Mountain Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
            Nabygelegen Snow Mountain Pinot Noir 2015
            Pinot Noir from South Africa
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            • Crystallum Wines Mabelel Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
              Crystallum Wines Mabelel Pinot Noir 2015
              Pinot Noir from Walker Bay, South Africa
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              • Van Loveren Blue Velvet Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                Van Loveren Blue Velvet Pinot Noir 2015
                Pinot Noir from Robertson, South Africa
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                • Cabriere Unwooded Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                  Cabriere Unwooded Pinot Noir 2015
                  Pinot Noir from Franschhoek Valley, South Africa
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                  • Crystallum Wines Peter Max Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                    Crystallum Wines Peter Max Pinot Noir 2015
                    Pinot Noir from Walker Bay, South Africa
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                    • Cederberg Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                      Cederberg Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2015
                      Pinot Noir from South Africa
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                      • Steenberg 1682 Brut Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                        Steenberg 1682 Brut Pinot Noir 2015
                        Pinot Noir from Constantia, South Africa
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                        • Craven Wines Faure Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                          Craven Wines Faure Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
                          Pinot Noir from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                          • Newton Johnson Wines Felicite Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                            Newton Johnson Wines Felicite Pinot Noir 2015
                            Pinot Noir from Walker Bay, South Africa
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                            • Botanica Wines Pinot Noir 2015  Front Label
                              Botanica Wines Pinot Noir 2015
                              Pinot Noir from Elgin, South Africa
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                              • Sophie Mr P Knows Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                                Sophie Mr P Knows Pinot Noir 2015
                                Pinot Noir from Elgin, South Africa
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                                • La Vierge The Affair Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
                                  La Vierge The Affair Pinot Noir 2015
                                  Pinot Noir from Walker Bay, South Africa
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