Springbok wines from South-Africa. Nice wines with a perfect price - quality ratio. The viticulture in South Africa is mainly concentrated in the extreme southwest of the country, in the western Cape Province (Western Cape). Western Cape is the fourth largest province of the nine that counts South Africa. With its 129,000 m² it is comparable to Greece in terms of area, but it only has 5.82 million inhabitants. Of these, more than 4 million live in Cape Town. Both topographically and climatically it is a very varied region, with a band of mountain ridges along the southern coastline. The west coast, and also the plateau of the Karoo inland, is very dry. The wine regions are almost all within two to three hours drive from the coast and they benefit optimally from the predominantly Mediterranean climate that is so favorable for grape growing.
Development in viticulture at Springbok
Because many changes have taken place in South African viticulture and in the way of making wine, a good percentage of all plantings is relatively young. There has been a clear shift from volume production to the cultivation of noble varieties for quality wine. Once the South African viticulture was dominated by white varieties, but the planting of predominantly blue varieties (and the less grubbing) has shifted the balance somewhat.
Grape varieties in South Africa
For white wines among others the following grapes are widely used Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. For red wines, among others, the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Pinotage grapes are used.