South Africa is one of the most prominent wine producing countries in the Southern Hemisphere. The climate in South Africa is mostly warm and dry, which is why all vineyards are located close to the coast in the Western Cape. Here there is a favorable climate, dry and warm in summer and moderately mild and humid in winter. Irrigation is necessary in many cases to prevent the vines from drying out.
Important wine regions are Stellenbosch, Paarl, Swartland and Robertson.
In general, South African wines are characterized by their bold flavours, complexity and structure. They offer a unique and exciting alternative to wines from more well-known wine regions and are well worth exploring for wine enthusiasts.