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The History of South African Wine

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    Posted: 05 June 2012 at 14:13
I am no expert, but my understanding is that the story of wine in South Africa is really an inspirational tale of triumph over adversity. As I recall, just getting the vine cuttings to South Africa was an incredible challenge, let alone getting them established and producing the wonderful, world-class wine that comes from there today.
 
If our resident experts on South Africa would be willing to elaborate, I know many of us would love to learn!
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The history if wine is very interesting. When I get home I will get my notes from my wine course out and share them with you :)
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thanks, hila!
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Tas, African Meat, and Add to Taste,

 
In going over some old magazines from the Wine Advocate, I have come across a listing of each South African Designation of Origin of Control, AND WINERIES ( labels ) ... and recommendations of the 2011 harvestĀ“s best wines ( harvest is in autumn ) ...
 
I am a Stellenbosch Red Woman ... Nice ... Some recs.  in the article are:
 
1. kaapzicht :  stellenbosch merlot wooded
 
2.  kaapzicht: shiraz grape 100% stellenbosch wooded
 
3.  de trafford: cabernet sauvignon stellenbosch
 
4. clos malverne : white sauvignon blanc stellenbosch
 
5. DELAIRE : chardonnay white stellenbosch
 
I shall do my best to write this up on FRIDAY ...
 
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I am terrible I know. So sorry for the long absence but I have returned with answers 

It was a lot to type up so I photographed it. If it's unclear, I will type it up for you :)




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Thanks for the information, Hila! It looks like a good run-down of the history of wine in South Africa, and an excellent place to start.
 
Hope all is well -
 
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Add to Taste,
Thanks so much for your post listing the historical dates for the uncountable wine Appellations.
 
Appreciate it.
 
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Margaux
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