The delicious wines found in South Africa date back to the mid-1600s and have persevered as one of the best libations in the world. The South African Wine Experience is as charming and unique as the wildlife and scenery in the beautiful bushveld.
If you are white wine drinker, you will bask in the glorious taste of a local Chenin Blanc, which tingles the taste buds. For those who prefer something a little lighter to casually sip on, try a delicious South African Sauvignon Blanc.
The best way to enjoy a glass of world-class wine is with a world class meal. White tends to pair best with chicken, fish, and dark vegetables. Red will serve you well when eating red meat, salad, or a cheese platter. Food and wine naturally enhance each other’s flavours and textures, so make sure to raise your glass to the perfect meal while you enjoy your South African wine experience in style.
South African Wine Experience
South Africa is not only known for one wine, but in fact it is also home
to more than half a dozen internationally-acclaimed varieties such as:
Pinot Noir – Generally associated with France, this red wine
features notes of strawberries, cherries, and raspberries in its infancy,
developing a deeper, more complex taste as it ages. Each batch has been made
with special care as Pinot grapes can be difficult to grow to maturity, but
when they do they produce some of the finest wines in the world.
Pinotage – Born by accident in Africa in 1925, this wine is now
a signature taste of its homeland. Although the grape was created in the ‘20s,
it wasn’t until a decade later in 1935 that its first commercial fields were
planted. Pinotage is often blended with other wines when it is first fermented
due to its unpleasant stand-alone taste, as it ages it begins to present
indications of banana, chocolate, and berries.
Cape Vintage Reserve Port – Chosen only from the most
exceptional batches approved by the South
African Wine Industry this wine with hints of blackberries, blueberries,
and tart cranberries is aged for a minimum of one year before only being
contained in glass bottles to ensure flavour consistency.
Like most local cuisine, wine flavours and textures can vary from year
to year and vineyard to vineyard. Get the most out of your South African wine experience
by travelling with a highly accredited touring company and enjoy the sights,
sounds, and tastes of Africa in style.