WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA

The Stellenbosch is one of the oldest and most famous wine-making regions in South Africa. And it  has long been the hub of fine wine production in the country. 

The district is divided into a number of distinct wards and notable for its 50 unique types of soils. The climate is moderate to warm with a maritime influence coming from False Bay. The layers of clay, with its capacity to retain water, ensure a beneficial humidity to the vineyards during the hottest months.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the region’s most widely planted grape variety, and is often used with Merlot to produce top class red wines in  Bordeaux-style blends.

On the cooler sites high-quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc can be produced as well.

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Amsterdam, August 18th 2020