Wine Regions in South Africa

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White grapes, Cape Winelands, South Africa

South Africa’s wine dates back to 1659 with Constantia in Cape Town being recognised as South Africa’s first and oldest wine estate. Grape and wine production is concentrated around Cape Town, with major vineyard and production centres at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester. There are about 60 appellations within the Wine of Origin (WO) system, which was implemented in 1973 with a hierarchy of designated production regions, districts and wards. Wine of Origin wines must only contain grapes from the specific area of origin. “Single vineyard” wines must come from a defined area of less than 5 hectares. An “Estate Wine” can come from adjacent farms if they are farmed together and wine is produced on site. A ward is an area with a distinctive soil type or climate and is roughly equivalent to a European appellation.

WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE


  • REGION

  • DISTRICT

  • WARD

  • BREEDE RIVER VALLEY
  • BREEDEKLOOF
  • Goudini
    Slanghoek
  • ROBERTSON
  • Agterkliphoogte
    Bonnievale
    Boesmansrivier
    Eilandia
    Hoopsrivier
    Klaasvoogds
    Le Chasseur
    McGregor
    Vinkrivier
  • WORCESTER
  • Hex River Valley
    Nuy
    Scherpenheuvel
  • CAPE SOUTH COAST
  • CAPE AGULHAS
  • Elim
  • ELGIN
  • OVERBERG
  • Elandskloof
    Greyton
    Klein River
    Theewater
  • PLETTENBERG BAY
  • SWELLENDAM
  • Buffeljags
    Malgas
    Stormsvlei
  • WALKER BAY Bot River
  • Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
    Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
    Sunday’s Glen
    Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
    Stanford Foothills
  • CAPE SOUTH COAST
  • Herbertsdale
    Napier
    Stilbaai East
  • COASTAL REGION
  • CAPE PENINSULA
  • Constantia
    Hout Bay
  • DARLING
  • Groenekloof
  • FRANSCHHOEK, FRANSCHHOEK VALLEY
  • PAARL
  • Simonsberg-Paarl
    Voor Paardeberg
  • STELLENBOSCH
  • Banghoek
    Bottelary
    Devon Valley
    Valley
    Papegaaiberg
    Polkadraai Hills
    Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
  • SWARTLAND
  • Malmesbury
    Riebeekberg
    St Helena Bay
  • TULBAGH
  • TYGERBERG
  • Durbanville
    Philadelphia
  • WELLINGTON
  • KLEIN KAROO
  • CALITZDORP
  • LANGEBERG-GARCIA
  • Montagu
    Outeniqua
    Tradouw
    Tradouw Highlands
    Upper Langkloof
  • OLIFANTS RIVER
  • CITRUSDAL MOUNTAIN
  • Piekenierskloof
  • CITRUSDAL VALLEY
  • LUTZVILLE VALLEY
  • Koekenaap
  • Bamboes Bay
  • Spruitdrift
    Vredendal
  • CERES PLATEAU
  • Ceres
  • Cederberg
    Lamberts Bay
    Prince Albert Valley
    Swartberg

NORTHERN CAPE


  • REGION

  • DISTRICT

  • WARD

  • DOUGLAS
  • SUTHERLAND-KAROO
  • Central Orange River
    Hartswater
    Rietrivier FS

EASTERN CAPE


  • REGION

  • DISTRICT

  • WARD

  • St Francis Bay

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