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When was the wine of origin (WO) system put into place?

1973

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South Africa is divided into 5 large geographic areas:

Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, and Limpopo.

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known locally as Steen, is the most planted white grape, occupying around 20% of the nation’s vineyards.

Chenin blanc

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What are the nine districts of south Africa's coastal region

Stellenbosch, Cape Peninsula, Tygerberg, Paarl, Tulbagh, Darling, Franschhoek Valley, Wellington and Swartland.

4

South Africa's most prominent wine region is

Stellenboch

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What are the widely planted grapes of stellenbosch.

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

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What is the traditional method sparkling wine made in South Africa called ?

Cape classique

7

What is the south easterly wind that moderates temperature and what is the ocean current that comes from Antarctica that moderates temperature as well?

The cape Doctor, and the benguala current

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What is pinotage a crossing of?

Pinot noir and cinsault

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What are the major white grapes of South Africa

Chenin blanc (steen)
Chardonnay
Sauvignon blanc
Colombard

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What are the major reds of South Africa

Pinotage
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Cab franc
Shiraz
Pinot noir

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What are some major producers for the coastal region

Rust en Vrede
Neil Ellis
Kanonkop

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What is stellenbosch most known for?

Merlot, Shiraz, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon

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What are some high prized wines from stellenbosch

Warwich estates "trilogy"
Meerlust "rubicon"

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What is paarl best known for

Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz

15

What is the traditional method sparkling wine made in South Africa called ?

Cape classique

16

What is the south easterly wind that moderates temperature and what is the ocean current that comes from Antarctica that moderates temperature as well?

The cape Doctor, and the benguala current

17

What is pinotage a crossing of?

Pinot noir and cinsault

18

What are the major white grapes of South Africa

Chenin blanc (steen)
Chardonnay
Sauvignon blanc
Colombard

19

What are the major reds of South Africa

Pinotage
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Cab franc
Shiraz
Pinot noir

20

What are some major producers for the coastal region

Rust en Vrede
Neil Ellis
Kanonkop

21

What is stellenbosch most known for?

Merlot, Shiraz, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon

22

What are some high prized wines from stellenbosch

Warwich estates "trilogy"
Meerlust "rubicon"

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What is paarl best known for

Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz