Since the end of apartheid in 1994 the quality of South African wine has blossomed, winemakers were at last given the opportunity to catch up with the rest of the world of
wine and consequently we can now see the real benefits of professional vineyard management.
Over the past decade South African wine production has caught up with its vinous neighbours and through its vine improvement programme is now at the forefront of
viticultural research. In the pursuit of excellence, innovative wine producers have looked to match cooler sites with classic low-yielding varieties.
It is the white Chenin Blanc that remains the dominant variety, making almost every style of white wine, while the traditionally tough reds from Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon
and Shiraz are making way for riper, finer, more modern examples, transformed by the planting of different varietals in the right areas and a surer touch in the wine making
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a not-for-profit industry organisation which promotes the exports of all South African wine. They have a website where you can
find up-to-date information on South African wine regions, grape varieties and terroir which you can visit here: Wines
of South Africa