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South African wines are grown in one of the world's most special places – with ancient soils, two oceans, soaring mountains and unparalleled natural beauty. The South African winelands are renowned for their breathtaking scenery and the wines are as full of variety as the myriad of cultures that form this Rainbow Nation.

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The Estate wine model

9th April 2024

One of the distinctive features about South Africa’s wine scene over the last 50 years has been the existence of the category of ‘Estate Wine’ enshrined in wine law. This was part of the Wine...

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Jamie Goode is a London-based winewriter who is currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. As well as writing he also lectures and judges wine.

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Where to find SA wines

Have you tried a fantastic South African red, white or rosé wine but don't know where to find it?

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South African wine industries pride themselves on sustainable wine production.

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Visiting South Africa

The winelands of South Africa are some of the most breathtakingly beautiful in the world.

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