Van Riebeeck landing in the Cape in April of 1652 was the start of great things to come for SA. From that moment, South Africa would come to produce some of the world’s best wines, and would be the first African state to host one of the greatest sporting tournaments in 2010.
Stellenbosch Wine Festival is one of the big wine events in SA

South Africa has become world-known for a number of things including the amazing quality as well as quantityand variety of wines. That is not surprising if you take into consideration that there are 101 957 hectares of vines in South Africa, an area some 800 kilometres in length. These fine wines are made by some 4500 producers, mostly concentrated around Cape Town.

Not only do South Africans drink SA wines, but the latest figures from the market analysts AC Nielsen show sales of South African wines have overtaken French for the first time in the UK wine market! This makes SA the fourth largest selling country for wine in the UK. (Information from WinesOfSouthAfrica)

Together with this, FirstCape, a UK/SA joint venture brand created in 2002, has become the UK’s largest-selling South African wine brand! Did you know, at one time Constantia was considered one of the greatest wines in the world? South African wines also won 2 golds and 4 silvers at The 2010 MUNDUS vini BioFach International Organic Wine Awards.

If this is not convincing enough, why not come and experience it for yourself. Click here to start planning your wine tasting trip to South Africa. To buy South African wine online, go to

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