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Klein Karoo districts and wards?

region with two districts: Langeberg-Garcia and Calitzdorp. The region’s five wards are not contained within either district.

District Ward
Calitzdorp none
Langeberg-Garcia none
no district • Montagu
no district • Tradouw
no district • Tradouw Highlands
no district • Upper Langkloof
no district • Outeniqua

2

Klein Karoo region terroir?

is an arid inland

3

Klein Karoo styles/grapes?

Fortified and sweet wine production is the dominant focus, and Muscat and Tinta Barroca are the most promising grapes of the region.

4

Breede River Valley Districts? Which one shifted to Cape South Coast?

The Breede River Valley comprises three districts: Robertson, Worcester, and Breedekloof. A fourth district, Swellendam, shifted to the new Cape South Coast region in late 2010.

5

What area in Breede River Valley are known for quantity?

Breedekloof and Worcester, the largest district in South Africa in terms of production, produce over 25% of the national volume of wine and spirits (generally brandy) and nearly 20% of the nation’s vine acreage is located in these two districts. Approximately one half of South Africa’s Sémillon is located in Worcester, and there are sizable plantings of Colombard, Chenin Blanc, and Ruby Cabernet.

6

What is Robertson known for?

Robertson is a higher quality area with Shiraz emerging as one of the district’s finest varietal wines. -BRV

7

Robertson wards?

Agterkliphoogte
Bonnievale
Boesmansrivier
Eilandia
Hoopsrivier
Klaasvoogds
Le Chasseur
McGregor
Vinkrivier

-BRV

8

Worcester wards?

-BRV
Nuy
Scherpenheuvel
Hex River Valley

9

Breedekloof wards?

-BRV
Goudini
Slanghoek