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The historical heart of South African wine has been the area near the Cape Peninsula and modern-day Cape Town. This area is still prominent in the industry, being home to the major wine regions of Constantia, Stellenbosch and Paarl. But today, wine is grown throughout the Western Cape and in parts of the Northern Cape (KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape regions). The river regions along the Breede Valley, Olifants and Orange Rivers are among the warmest areas and are often the location of bulk wine production and distillation. The cooler climate regions east of Cape Town, such as Walker Bay and Elgin, have seen vast expansion and development in recent years as producers experiment with cool climate varietals and wine styles. In this webinar, Wine Education Service team members, Vivienne and Malcolm Franks, who visit South Africa regularly, will talk about the diversity of the country's wine terroirs and some of its star producers.
Tutor: Vivienne Franks with Malcolm Franks.
Wine Suggestions: A bottle or bottles of your favourite South African wine(s).