Franschhoek Vineyards

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Chenin Blanc

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

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Franschhoek Vineyards on Snooth

  • South Africa will have its moment in the sun this summer as legions of football fans (the one played with a soccer ball) descend on Cape Town for the World Cup finals. While the World Cup is a global event with tremendous impact and appeal, my thoughts can’t help but drift toward the amazing scenery that surrounds Cape Town, and the renaissance ... Read More

    From the article Destination South Africa

  • Franschhoek Vineyards Petit Verdot 2005


    Petit Verdot is usually found in your traditional Bordeaux Blends and is very seldom produced on its own. It is known as the spice of wine because of the contribution that it brings to a bleded wine.This wine is no exception. South Africa has 5 petit verdots in single varieties at the moment - from 390 cellars, that is a sought after wine. No... Read More

    Wine review by Petro


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