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The Western Cape province in South Africa accounts for the majority of the wines produced in the country. The growing conditions and terroirs are varied in this vast region, making it conducive to many varietal possibilities and production styles. Due to considerable international influences, this is a place where Old and New World methods converge. 
 
Pinotage is the national grape, and is cultivated along with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Chenin Blanc is the most popular white grape along with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling. And as more international interest is taken in establishing vineyards, so to is the expansion of varietal possibilities. 
 
The subregions of the Western Cape are:
 
*Breede River Valley (includes Robertson)
*Cape Agulhas
*Coastal Region (includes Stellenbosch and Paarl)
*Klein Karoo
*Olifants River
*Overberg
*Ruiterbosch
*Walker Bay
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Pinotage

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Sebeka

    South African culture is deeply rooted in tradition and is powerfully bonded to the land. With sw...

  • Jam Jar

    Jam Jar was born out of the realization that there are not a lot of options available to consu...

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  • Releaf Chenin Blanc 2009

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    Nose of mildly sweet fruit, peach and hints of stone. Strong acid bite on the attack which continued through the finish. Mid-palate had a strong steely taste with mild fruit (white grapefruit). Metallic finish. Balance favors the acid. Light to medium body. Dry. Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • Goats Do Roam Red Rhone Blend Western Cape 2008

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    Wine review by msp10


  • Sebeka Chenin Blanc 2008

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    This has some nice dust, chalk, and steely undertones on the nose that help to frame the ripe apricot, lemon curd and pollen tones of the fruit with an enticing red floral tone. Lovely balance on the palate, if a touch soft, but this is light and fresh and round all at the same time. The flavors are a touch simple with honey and raw peanut ton... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Goats Do Roam Red Rhone Blend Western Cape 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by IHEARTWINES


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

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    loads of jammy qualities, blackberry aromas. the palate is filled with dark fruit and is spicy - red spices, cinnamon dark chocolate notes. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

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    Metallic, slightly rusty, yet still meaty and gamey barnyard aromas. Deep rich blackberry aromas, chocolate and cherries. Great acidity and balance, a hint of sweetness, and a long finish that's quite juicy. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

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    inky purple, full-bodied. sweet honey, plummy jam, banana aroma. med acidity, tannins, and finish. ok balance. seriously one of the better pintorage-based wines I have consumed. Read More

    Wine review by samantha gaw


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Cabernet Pinotage 2008

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    Nose of figs, apricot, and rubber. A nice finish of blackberries and currants, really makes me want to eat steak. Read More

    Wine review by rjpease


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

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    Strawberry and vanilla on the nose, with a sweetness on the mouth accompanied by toasted oak, cinannamon, cloves, and good tannins to form the body. There's a candied quality to it. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

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    Not too shabby. Easy on the nose with not too much tannin. Some rubber aroma, with a very light banana aftertaste ~ in for a second glass ;-) Read More

    Wine review by ypetinot


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