Coastal Region Wine

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The Coastal Region, within the Western Cape district, is considered the heart of the South African wine industry. Though it covers a lot of land, most of the wineries surround the Northern Cape and Cape Peninsula. Toward the coast, both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans provide climatic influences to cool down the hot, arid daytime weather, ensuring a balance of alcohol, sugars and acidity in the grapes. Farther inland, the terrain is more elevated, and the weather is generally cooler, with varietals planted that are more suitable to cool-climate conditions. There are also variations in soil types from clay to limestone and varying degrees of moisture retention. 
 
With this variance of climate and soil is a range of varietals that are grown. Pinotage and Chenin Blanc dominate the landscape, but others such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah (Shiraz), Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are also cultivated.
 
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  • Pinotage

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Coastal Region

  • Constantia

      Constantia is just outside of Cape Town, in the lower slopes of Constantiaberg Mountain in...

  • Tygerberg

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  • Laibach

    At Laibach Vineyards we are committed to producing wines of outstanding quality, that best reflec...

  • Obikwa

    A South African Winery specializing in classic South African grape varieties such as Sauvignon ...

  • Flagstone Winery

    Flagstone is a small but frequently awarded winery with a selection of wines built around winemak...

  • diemersdal wine estate

    In 1698 Simon van der Stel granted farmland to free burgher, Hendrik Sneewind. Later, the farm c...

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  • Buitenverwachting Beyond Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by Stripeyspots


  • Klein Constantia Muscat Constantia Vin de Constance 2007

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    Wine review by runningbear


  • La Couronne Merlot 2013

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    Very dark, rich colour 4/5Simple but appealing nose 3/5Soft, sweet entry with slightly tannic taste 3/5Full,rich aftertaste 4/5 Read More

    Wine review by trapsuutjies


  • Don't know D, although it's a good question - how much of the land is private. I guess there are a few other explanations - there's wine made in the Monterey AVA and around it, but there's not a lot of really good wine made there. Also, can be a pretty cool region and where you're talking about is probably even cooler. Until recently people were... Read More

    Forum post in the topic From Santa Cruz south into...


  • Buitenverwachting Viognier 3rd Time Lucky 2012

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    Wine review by mikalweiss


  • DM,I meant it's so irrelevant, it's Forum terrorism.JD, actually we're partly surrounded by Washington State.  The islands in the middle photo belong to Washington!  The southern part of Vancouver Island (where Victoria is) is below the Canada/US border (the 49th parallel). The Oregon Treaty set the U.S. and British North American border at the ... Read More

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  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance Dessert Wine 2006

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    A beautiful desert wine like few others, although also goes very well as an after dinner wine by itself. Full of flavors. Sadly very hard to find here in the US. Read More

    Wine review by acakeandwine


  • Boukenhootskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2013

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    Bright, effusive even on the nose with sweetly candied violet and sour plum aromas along with gamy hints of leather and a suggestion of ginger and spicy mushroom. A touch low in acid in the mouth, this is a little rough around the edges with fresh tannins adding some textural detail. the flavors are a touch cooked with jammy black cherry notes ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Boukenhootskloof Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Durbanville 2013

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    Light, fresh, and floral. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


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