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There are many reasons to add South African wines to your shopping list! South Africa has been producing wine for over 350 years and has a rich history that includes French, Italian, German and Dutch influences. Only the best quality grapes are used to make wine and the industry cares about preserving the country's astonishing biodiversity, as proved by the seal of integrity and sustainability that adorns every bottle.

VARIETALS

With more than a hundred controlled denominations of origin, South African wines truly are a world to discover, featuring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cinsault, Riesling, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage varietals. Pinotage was bred by Abraham Perold in South Africa in 1925, as a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. It is the country's signature varietal. Few know that South Africa has the longest wine route in the world. It meanders on more than 850km in the Cape region, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

South Africa was one of the first countries in the industry to introduce an integrity and sustainability seal that can be found on the neck of qualifying bottles. The integrity seal guarantees that the information listed on the label is correct: that 100% of the grapes come from the area shown and that 85% of the grapes are the variety and vintage shown. Lastly, it guarantees that the wine was bottled in South Africa. The seal is also a guarantee that the wine has been made using sustainable methods, which allows producers to ensure the future of the country's great diversity.

GASTRONOMY

Braai, the tradition of cooking on open fires, is an important part of the South African culinary heritage. It is only natural that South African wines pair so nicely with your summer barbecues. Enjoy a gourmet experience like no other by pairing one of these real, magical and exceptional wines with a South African-inspired menu.

 
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