Knowing the Best Kinds of Wine in South Africa

Wine in South Africa

Wine in South Africa

People enjoy drinking wine because it’s meal partner, and has healthy effects on the body.

In South Africa you must try Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Muscat, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.

Always make sure that you are buying the best bottle wine in South Africa. Here are some things that you should check before purchasing a bottle of wine.


Most wines on the market now are made for mass consumption, they are “acceptable” in general. When you are out searching for a bottle of wine in South Africa, be sure to consider its brand or type. In this country, a sparkling wine is usually called “Sparkeling Wine”. We all know that Champagne is a place in France where great sparkling wines are made. Some great sparkling wines don’t carry the name Champagne on their labels.


Most starters is sweet wine. As you get familiar with the taste try different kinds. Firstly consider the wine’s color. Red and white wines differ in tast. Aside from various wines can be partnered with different meals too. South African Wines have many different tastes and it’s best to try them to find your favorite.

Terroir – Country – Soil, Weather, Sun

Although this has been a debate over the years, most wine drinkers believe that the wine’s terroir has a great effect on its quality. Terroir is defined as the soil and the environment where the grapes are harvested. So if you want to be more sophisticated in choosing your wine bottle, make sure they come from a well known terroir.


Visit our local South African wine estates and ask the staff about wine types that you may like. You will have your own South African wine ‘criteria’ and before you know it, you’ll be an expert when it comes to your own tastes buds.

There are many things to enjoy when drinking wine, please make sure that you don’t drink too much at a time. Although most South African wines don’t contain great amounts of alcohol, it is best to drink it in moderation.

However, the best thing about wine is that it is far more enjoyable than the other alcoholic drinks. So join a South African wine club and start drinking wine!

The South African Cape is home to some of the finest vineyards, producing some of the best wines in the world. Find out what our Morrisons team has to say about these New World wines.

The Cape region enjoys a favourable climate for growing vines, similar to that of many of the classic wine growing regions, but with more sunshine, and tempered by cooling breezes from the ocean. As a result the wines provide a bridge between the Old and the New World of wines: well-known varieties of grapes and long-established tradition balanced with modern ripe, fruity styles.

“These New World wines just keep improving”, says Catherine Roffey, Morrisons Wine Buyer. “The white 2007 vintage was particularly good, with great fruit intensity and superb flavours across the spectrum. ”

Regions like Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are among the famous names in South Africa. All produce excellent versions of the much-loved SA grapes, such as Pinotage, which is indigenous to South Africa and considered its signature grape variety, and Chenin Blanc, which has always been particularly successful in this country. Lesser-known regions like Robertson, Wellington, Walker Bay and Swartland have also been making waves in the industry in recent years.

Celebrate the best of South African wines with our great food ideas. “South African wines have always done well at Morrisons and we hope to encourage more people to try them and enjoy their excellent quality”.

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Gerald Crawford

I was born in Johannersburg South Africa. I live in Stellenbosch and love my country. - Paid my dues at the The University of Life - If you have any questions or comments please e-mail me. My E-mail Address is

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