Winter Wine School

South Africa offers wines for every palate. From their flagship Chenin Blanc and Pinotage to crisp Colombar and internationally beloved Bordeaux-style blends, there’s a South African wine for you. Tastings.com brings you through the regions and grapes of South Africa. Discover your favorite with our handy guide.
Explore Chenin Blanc

Explore Chenin Blanc

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Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most widely planted grape. This high-acid grape variety makes a diverse range of wines in South Africa's wine country. Whether you prefer fresh and crisp, oaky, or sweet there's a Chenin Blanc for you. We recommend starting your Chenin Blanc exploration with Babylonstoren's award-winning 2017 vintage.

Colombar(d)

Colombar(d)

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Stellar Organics 2017 Rose is 90 point wine AND a Best Buy. It's made from Colombar, South Africa's name for the French grape Colombard, which is also a major grape used in Cognac production.

Pinotage: A South African Original

Pinotage: A South African Original

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Pinotage is the signature red variety of South Africa; it was developed there in 1925 as a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. The wines made from Pinotage are quite ripe, with flavors of wild cherry and blueberry and have a bit of a wild streak. Our current fave is the 2015 vintage from Marula, produced in South Africa's Western Cape. Wine-drinkers will love its velvety fruit flavors with South African flair.

South Africa Takes on Bordeaux Blends

South Africa Takes on Bordeaux Blends

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If you're a fan of Bordeaux-style blends, you've got to try the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Braai. You'll want to get your hands on more than one bottle as this stately 93 point wine is delicious right now (try with roasts or barbecue!), but will likely get even better with cellaring.

Explore Chenin Blanc
Colombar(d)
Pinotage: A South African Original
South Africa Takes on Bordeaux Blends
Winter Wine School
South Africa offers wines for every palate. From their flagship Chenin Blanc and Pinotage to crisp Colombar and internationally beloved Bordeaux-style blends, there’s a South African wine for you. Tastings.com brings you through the regions and grapes of South Africa. Discover your favorite with our handy guide.

Explore Chenin Blanc

Explore Chenin Blanc
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most widely planted grape. This high-acid grape variety makes a diverse range of wines in South Africa's wine country. Whether you prefer fresh and crisp, oaky, or sweet there's a Chenin Blanc for you. We recommend starting your Chenin Blanc exploration with Babylonstoren's award-winning 2017 vintage.

Colombar(d)

Colombar(d)
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Stellar Organics 2017 Rose is 90 point wine AND a Best Buy. It's made from Colombar, South Africa's name for the French grape Colombard, which is also a major grape used in Cognac production.

Pinotage: A South African Original

Pinotage: A South African Original
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Pinotage is the signature red variety of South Africa; it was developed there in 1925 as a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. The wines made from Pinotage are quite ripe, with flavors of wild cherry and blueberry and have a bit of a wild streak. Our current fave is the 2015 vintage from Marula, produced in South Africa's Western Cape. Wine-drinkers will love its velvety fruit flavors with South African flair.

South Africa Takes on Bordeaux Blends

South Africa Takes on Bordeaux Blends
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
If you're a fan of Bordeaux-style blends, you've got to try the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from Braai. You'll want to get your hands on more than one bottle as this stately 93 point wine is delicious right now (try with roasts or barbecue!), but will likely get even better with cellaring.