Breede River Valley Wine

 

The Breede River Valley is a low altitude, flat wine region in South Africa. Much of it has a hot and dry climate that is mostly too intense for cultivating grapes for still wine, but conducive to fortified wines made from Hanespoot (Muscat) and Muscadelle. However, there are areas which benefit from a more temperate climate, allowing the production of table wines. 
 
Breede River Valley is divided into these subregions:
 
*Breedekloof: this district benefits from a more temperate climate and mountain slopes, with an array of soil types. Boutique and cooperative wineries produce everything from sparkling, table and dessert wines. Rich expressions of Pinotage and Shiraz are produced along with fruit-forward Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. 
 
*Robertson: also possesses growing conditions for quality table wines, where vineyards are situated at higher elevations. 
 
*Swellendam: at the heart of the region, benefits from cooling effects Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Chenin Blanc

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  • Syrah

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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