South African Wine

The vast majority of South African wines are produced in the Cape. South Africa is known for their “Wine of Origins” program, in which all wines are made 100% from the grapes of their respective origin. All wine grape varieties that are cultivated in South Africa are part of the vitis vinifera species, which were originally imported from Europe. Traditionally, South African wines have been dominated by the white grape but in recent years, there has been a shift to focus on both white and red grapes, to better compete in the global market.