The story of South African wine begins in 1659. This is the year that vines were first planted in Constantia, just outside of coastal Cape Town.
Over three centuries of winemaking later, the country’s Old World knowledge has been augmented by its New World experience and it’s safe to say a renaissance is well underway. Today’s top South African vintners are not only innovative and forward-thinking, they are also wholly attuned to the country’s natural landscape. Many producers now focus on minimal intervention, studying the versatility of their land to maximise yield and flavour.