Video Tasting: A New Generation of South African Wines



Wine has been made in South Africa for more than 350 years, and yet South Africa is regarded as a New World wine country. But while South Africa has been making wine longer than any other New World region, the political history of the country has obstructed its ability to make world class wines.

Change for the people and the wines of South Africa arrived with a codified system of wine laws in 1973, the establishment of five geographical wine regions in 1993, and the end of Apartheid in 1994.

Today, a new generation of South African winemakers are charting an inspiring course for the country’s wines. These are wines of beauty, clarity and grace made from European cultivars like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as those made from the country’s native Pinotage — a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Most importantly, these are wines that show the distinctive qualities of the earth they’re from — the inimitable qualities of South African terroir.

We’d love you to discover the new generation of South African wine with us.

We’ll explore the rich history, ancient soils and the unique microclimates of South Africa’s terroirs. We’ll taste why these wines are better than those of generations before. And we’ll experience what makes South Africa’s wine distinctive from any other in the world.

To enjoy this tasting simply watch the introductory video link here, and then click each individual wine for their video. Wines are all purchasable via these links as well. Watch at your own pace, choose whichever wines you wish, and enjoy!

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