Western Cape Wine

Add a photo
for this region?

 

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

View More

Popular wines made in Western Cape under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Western Cape View all

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

Popular Wineries in Western Cape View all

  • Sebeka

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

  • Cru Wines

    Founded in 2003, Mariposa Wine Company is a portfolio of handcrafted artisan style wines that emb...

People getting updates on Western Cape Wines

Page 42 of 71

Western Cape on Snooth

  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Snoothrank:

    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


  • Sebeka Pinotage Blend Shiraz Pinotage Blend 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Menthol notes, with a rubber astringency on the nose. Some banana and a lot of diesel oil thrown in for good measure. Thick, rubbery mouth feel with a wine thats low in acidity - very soft and round. Bitter bay leaf flavors on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Arabella Shiraz 2008

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by JenMay07


  • Sebeka Chenin Blanc 2008

    Snoothrank:

    A very nice straw color, beautiful clarity. I taste some pear, a nice minerality with nice acidity.Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by rhill2990


  • Sebeka Chenin Blanc 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Peachy mealy nose. Nice balance of pear, apricot, and a touch of steely grass. Bit of a bready finish makes this a great value. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Sebeka Chenin Blanc 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Mild aroma with apricot/peaches. The mouth is minerally and kind of dull, with a nice sweetness. Meh. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Sebeka Chenin Blanc 2008

    Snoothrank:

    a little floral on the nose, peachy, and light melon notes. golden apples on the palate, nectarines, touches of tangerine/oranges, nice finish, balance, and mouthfeel Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


prev 1 ...  40 41 42 43 44  ...  71 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Western Cape wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network