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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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  • Sadie Family Columella 2012 Front Label
    Sadie Family Columella 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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  • Sadie Family Palladius 2012 Front Label
    Sadie Family Palladius 2012
    Other White Blends from South Africa
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  • Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies 2012 Front Label
    Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies 2012
    Other Red Blends from South Africa
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  • Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
    Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012
    Pinot Noir from South Africa
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    • RP92
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  • Raats Cabernet Franc 2012 Front Label
    Raats Cabernet Franc 2012
    Cabernet Franc from South Africa
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  • Raats Red Jasper 2012 Front Label
    Raats Red Jasper 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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  • Mullineux Family Wines Syrah 2012 Front Label
    Mullineux Family Wines Syrah 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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  • Storm Pinot Noir Vrede 2012 Front Label
    Storm Pinot Noir Vrede 2012
    Pinot Noir from South Africa
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  • Cape Point Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Cape Point Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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  • Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2012
    Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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  • Badenhorst Secateurs Rose 2012 Front Label
    Badenhorst Secateurs Rose 2012
    Rosé from South Africa
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  • Delaire Graff Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Front Label
    Delaire Graff Reserve Chardonnay 2012
    Chardonnay from South Africa
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  • Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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  • Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Klein Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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  • Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2012 Front Label
    Rust en Vrede Stellenbosch Estate Red Blend 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
    • WE93
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    • RP91
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  • Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2012 Front Label
    Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2012
    Chardonnay from South Africa
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  • Rustenberg John X Merriman 2012 Front Label
    Rustenberg John X Merriman 2012
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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  • Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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  • Mullineux Family Wines Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2012 Front Label
    Mullineux Family Wines Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2012
    Other Red Blends from South Africa
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  • Mullineux Family Wines White Blend 2012 Front Label
    Mullineux Family Wines White Blend 2012
    Other White Blends from South Africa
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  • Tokara Chardonnay 2012 Front Label
    Tokara Chardonnay 2012
    Chardonnay from South Africa
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  • Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Front Label
    Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2012
    Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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  • Black Pearl Mischief Maker 2012 Front Label
    Black Pearl Mischief Maker 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from Paarl, South Africa
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  • Badenhorst Family Red Blend 2012 Front Label
    Badenhorst Family Red Blend 2012
    Other Red Blends from Swartland, South Africa
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  • Tokara Reserve Chardonnay 2012 Front Label
    Tokara Reserve Chardonnay 2012
    Chardonnay from South Africa
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