SOUTH AFRICAN WINE REGION
Forgive me if I’m excited, but I can’t help it. I want to tell you straight out that South Africa, of all places, is one of the greatest sources for moderately priced Cabernet Sauvignon on the planet today. Eric Asimov, New York Times
If you have not yet visited South Africa’s Western Cape, you might be surprised to learn that it shares the same Mediterranean climate as the finest wine regions in the world. You’ll find warm summers and cool winters with only an occasional frost.
While wine critics and enthusiasts have applauded and embraced the rediscovery of the Cape’s impressive wines for several years, South Africa’s story is only now making its way across to North America. Wine has been part of the Cape’s culture since the 17th century when the Dutch East India Company made and sold wine in what is now modern day Cape Town. Wine made by an infamous vintner named Constantia became all the rage in the mid-19th century and South Africa enjoyed a brief but substantial export business during British rule.
Now through Cape Ardor, Americans have access to the best wines South Africa has to offer.