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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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  • Meerlust Rubicon 2015 Front Label
    Meerlust Rubicon 2015
    Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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    • Jam Jar Sweet White 2018 Front Label
      Jam Jar Sweet White 2018
      Other White Blends from South Africa
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      • Kanonkop Pinotage 2017 Front Label
        Kanonkop Pinotage 2017
        Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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      • De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2019  Front Label
        De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2019
        Chardonnay from Robertson, South Africa
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        • Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2016  Front Label
          Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2016
          Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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          • Kanonkop Kadette 2017 Front Label
            Kanonkop Kadette 2017
            Other Red Blends from South Africa
            • TA91
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          • Graham Beck Brut Rose Front Label
            Graham Beck Brut Rose
            Rosé Sparkling Wine from South Africa
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          • Savage Red Blend 2016 Front Label
            Savage Red Blend 2016
            Rhone Red Blends from South Africa
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          • Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2018  Front Label
            Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2018
            Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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          • Tokara Cabernet Sauvignon 2015  Front Label
            Tokara Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
            Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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            • De Toren Fusion V 2016 Front Label
              De Toren Fusion V 2016
              Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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              • D94
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            • Rupert & Rothschild Rouge Classique 2016 Front Label
              Rupert & Rothschild Rouge Classique 2016
              Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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              • Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
                Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018
                Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
                • TA90
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              • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2018  Front Label
                Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2018
                Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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                • Raats Red Jasper 2016 Front Label
                  Raats Red Jasper 2016
                  Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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                  • Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
                    Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
                    Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                    • Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2015 Front Label
                      Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2015
                      Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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                    • Indaba Merlot 2018  Front Label
                      Indaba Merlot 2018
                      Merlot from South Africa
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                      • Braai Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
                        Braai Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
                        Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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                        • Alheit Cartology 2016  Front Label
                          Alheit Cartology 2016
                          Other White Blends from South Africa
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                          • Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
                            Indaba Sauvignon Blanc 2018
                            Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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                            • MAN Vintners Pinotage 2017 Front Label
                              MAN Vintners Pinotage 2017
                              Pinotage from South Africa
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                              • MAN Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2018  Front Label
                                MAN Vintners Sauvignon Blanc 2018
                                Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
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                                • Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2017  Front Label
                                  Ernie Els Big Easy Red Blend 2017
                                  Other Red Blends from South Africa
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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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