Guide to The Wine Regions of South Africa

©Chris Daly
The South African Winelands are breathtakingly beautiful.

South Africa has earned a prestigious reputation as one of the top wine countries in the world. A relatively new addition to the worldwide wine market, the country has proven time and time again that it produces top-quality wines, thanks to its many global accolades.

In the South African Winelands, there is constant interplay between the ancient geology of the land, the valleys, the mountain slopes on which most of the vineyards are planted, and the coastal breeze that sweeps through the landscape. It has resulted in an extraordinary biodiversity, that allows for a large variety of wines to be produced in the country. 

The Mzansi Winelands are nothing short of spectacular - beautiful vineyards nestled in valleys, elegant farm manors, dating back to the 18th century, breathtaking views of SA’s natural scenery and fabulous wine tasting experiences are some of the things you can expect from any of the country’s wine regions.

By Carla Lottering

Eastern Wine Regions

It’s known that most of South Africa’s wine is produced in the Western Cape, but more recently, other provinces have joined the winemaking party in an attempt to diversify SA’s vino portfolio....more

Northern Wine Regions

The winelands of South Africa are scattered around the country, reaching even the northernmost corners of Mzansi. Successful wine production areas can now be found in the Northern Cape, Free State...more

Western Cape Coastal Wine Regions

Almost all of the country’s wine grapes are produced along the coastal zone and some inland areas of the Western Cape, due to its favourable climate and fertile soil....more

Western Cape Inland Wine Regions

The inland wine areas of the Western Cape are flanked by majestic mountain ranges, with a Mediterranean climate that’s perfect for wine production....more