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South Africa Spotlight

South African wines are currently experiencing an exciting moment of growth. With the benefits of an extensive replanting programme emerging, middle-aged vines reaching an expressive maturity of flavours and the old virus infected vines replaced, this is little wonder. Below are some South African wines that display the tremendous potential and tastes that South Africa has to offer.

Read our interview with Anthony de Jager. Winemaker at Fairview, here

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Spice Route

Spice Route 'The Amos Block' Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Planted in 1965, the Amos Block is South Africa’s oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. This wine is only made in exceptional years. The palate bursts with tropical notes with a lime-like zest on the finish.

Spice Route Swartland Mourvèdre 2015

Made from one of the most exciting varieties in Swartland, this comes from low-yielding unirrigated bushvines. Deep black cherry and cardamom aromas are enhanced by 14 months of ageing in French and American oak.


Fairview Paarl Viognier 2015

With ripe peach and honeysuckle aromas, followed by spice from oak age and a lifted finish, this Viognier is a South African take on the Condrieu style.

Fairview Coastal Region Shiraz 2013

The fruit for this Shiraz comes from the slopes of Paarl Mountain on decomposed granite soils. With 12 months oak ageing (French and American barrels), vanilla aromas combine perfectly with the natural spiciness of the variety.


Gabriëlskloof 'Magdalena' Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Gabriëlskloof is a beautiful wine estate located near the Bot River east of Cape Town. This is a blend of old vine Semillon from Franschhoek and Sauvignon Blanc from maritime climate Gabriëlskloof. Fermentation in large oak casks with minimal intervention gives this wine textural richness and freshness.

Gabriëlskloof Walker Bay Cabernet Franc 2015

With a wild ferment and a proportion of whole cluster fruit, this aromatic, earthy Cabernet Franc has aromas of wild berries, violets and graphite.