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1

Where is South Africa’s Coastal Region located?

South Africa’s Coastal Region is located around the original colony of Cape Town and along the western coast of the Cape.

2

What are the nine districts of the coastal Region? Which was repealed?

The region is subdivided into nine districts:Stellenbosch, Cape Peninsula, Tygerberg, Paarl,Tulbagh, Darling, Franschhoek Valley, Wellington andS wartland. Another district, Cape Point, was repealed in early 2014 with the introduction of Cape Peninsula, which contains the wards of Constantia and Hout Bay.

3

What does Paarl mean?

Pearl

4

Five estates now occupy the historic Constantia vineyard -name 1

state-owned Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, and Buitenverwachting (“Beyond Expectations”)

5

Constantiaberg terroir

decomposed granite slopes
Cool sea breezes blow northward from False Bay, and average February temperatures hover around 70° F, promoting a lengthy growing season ideal for dessert wines and cool-climate white grapes like Sauvignon Blanc.

6

Klein Constance revived Vin de Constance with what grape

Klein Constance revived the virtually extinct style with new Muscat de Frontignan plantings in the 1980s.

(Despite the fabled glory of Vin de Constance, several of the new proprietors are focusing on international grapes and dry wines)

7

What does Klein mean?

Little

8

What bay is between the Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch?

False Bay

9

What is the "town of oaks"

stellenbosch

10

Stellenbosch terroir

The valleys surrounding Stellenbosch, cradled between the Simonsberg, Stellenbosch, and Helderberg peaks, harbor almost one-fifth of South Africa’s vines and contain some of the world’s most ancient soils, ranging from alluvial loam over shale on the valley floors to decomposed granite and sandstone on the hillsides.
warm/maritime


11

Stellenbosch Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are the district’s two most planted varietals, followed by Merlot, Shiraz, and Chenin Blanc.


12

Stellenbosch producers?

CS-Warwick Estate’s “Trilogy” and Meerlust’s “Rubicon”, garner high praise.
Kanonkop (a champion of Pinotage), Rust en Vrede, and Neil Ellis round out a sampling of highly regarded producers in the district.

13

Stellenbosch Wards

Wards within Stellenbosch include Devon Valley, Jonkershoek Valley, Papegaaiberg, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Bottelary, Banghoek, and the Polkadraai Hills.

14

Where is Paarl?

North of Stellenbosch - it rivals it in production

15

Who is Paarls largest producer? Product?

Nederburg is the district’s largest producer and the first house to produce a botrytised dessert wine in South Africa. - 40 differnt bottlings

16

What is the Nederburg Wine Auction?

The renowned Nederburg Wine Auction, an auction of rare Cape wines, has taken place in Paarl since 1975. In its first year, the New World’s oldest annual wine auction showcased Golden Liquid Nederburg Edelkeur.

17

Paarl wine cultivars?

The district rivals Stellenbosch in production; Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay produce good wines.

18

What wards were no longer a part of Paarl as of 2010 and 2012?

Until 2010, Paarl included Franschhoek Valley, the site claimed by French Huguenot settlers in the late 17th century, among its wards, but the historic valley has now achieved status as a separate district. In 2012, Wellington followed suit.

19

Where is the Tulbagh region, and what is it known for and Why?

Tulbagh is a smaller district located to the north of Paarl. The district’s higher altitude creates a significant diurnal temperature shift, and Cap Classique production is increasing.

20

What is the Boberg region?

The Boberg Region, named for the nearby Berg River, exists only for fortified wines produced in Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington and Tulbagh.

21

Paarl climate compared to Stellenbosch

warmer inland

22

What district headquarters the the KMV?

Paarl (“pearl”) district is home to the KWV

23

Cape Penninsula wards

• Constantia
• Hout Bay

24

Tygerberg wards

• Durbanville
• Philadelphia

25

Paarl wards

• Simonsberg-Paarl
• Voor Paardeberg

26

What districts have no wards

Franschhoek/Franschhoek Valley
Wellington
Tulbagh

27

Swartland Wards

• Riebeeksberg
• Malmesbury
• St. Helena Bay

28

Darling Wards

• Groenekloof

29

Stellenbosch wards

• Jonkershoek Valley
• Papegaaiberg
• Simonsberg-Stellenbosch
• Bottelary
• Devon Valley
• Banghoek
• Polkadraai Hills

30

Name a pinotage producer and locale?

Kanonkop - Stellanbosch, Beyerskloof

31

Who in Paarl is the district’s largest producer and the first house to produce a botrytised dessert wine in South Africa?

Nederburg is the district’s largest producer and the first house to produce a botrytised dessert wine in South Africa. - 40 differnt bottlings

32

Where does Kanonkop, Rust en Vrede, and Neil Ellis produce wine?

Stellenbosch