Another prolific producer of world class
wines is South Africa somewhere between the old world and new. The wine
industry dates back to the sixteen hundreds with the advent of the Dutch settlers,
the total cultivated area for grape growing being about 300,000 fertile acres.
Most of the wines are grown around the Cape. Prominent regions of Paarl, Stellenbosch
and Constantia aside, the newest upcoming wine producing regions are Breede
River Valley, Robertson, and Worcester. Noteworthy varietals from the regions showing
world class potential are South Africa`s own Pinotage, Merlot, and Shiraz among Red wines, and Chenin
Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the Cape, among the Whites.