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1

Who established South Africa's first vyd?  When?

1655, Jan van Riebeck of the Dutch East India Co.

2

When did phylloxera hit South Africa?

Latter half of the 19th century

3

What is the Ko-Operative Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zud-Afrika (KWV)?

- Formed in 1918

- It's a co-op of wine growers and producers

- It fixed min prices, determined areas of production and production limits, and it ultimately favored large producers and rewarded lower quality.

- It went private in 1997

4

What is the Wine of Origin system according to size?

Geographical Unit

Region

Distrtict

Ward

5

In South Africa, if a grape is stated on the label, what % must be in the bottle?  Vintage?  Area?

85% stated grape (cultivar)

85% stated vintage

100% stated area

6

In South Africa, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is aka ___ in South Africa?  And Muscat of Alexandria?

Petits Grains - Muscadel or Muscat de Frontignan

Alexandria - Hanepoot

7

What are the 5 Geographical Areas in South Africa?

Western Cape - 6 Regions

Northern Cape - no regions; 3 Districts, 2 Wards

Eastern Cape - 1 Ward

Kwazulu Natal - no other production areas

Limpopo - no other production areas

8

Western Cape's 6 Regions (Mediterranean climate):

Coastal Region

Cape South Coast

Breede River Valley

Klein Karoo

Olifants River

Boberg

9

Northern Cape's 3 Distrcits and 2 Wards:

Districts

Douglas

Sutherland-Karoo

Hartswater

Wards

Central Orange River

Rietrivier FS

 

10

What is the name of the current that cools South Africa?  What is the Cape Doctor?

Benguela Current

Cape Doctor blows across Western Cape through Spring/Summer.  It inhibits fungal disease

11

What does "Klein" mean?

"Little"

12

Western Cape >  Coastal Regions > 9 Districts?

Stellenbosch

Cape Peninsula

Tygerberg

Paarl

Tulbagh

Darling

Franschhock Valley

Wellington

Swartland

13

Western Cape > Cape South Coast > 5 Districts

Distrcits

Overberg

Walker Bay

Cape Agulhas

Plettenberg Bay

Swellendam

14

Western Cape > Cape South Coast > Overberg > 5 Wards

Klein River

Theewater

Elandskloof

Greyton

Elgin

15

Which wine growing area is the southernmost point of the continent (it's also the coolest climate of South Africa)?

Cape Agulhas, one of Cape South Coast's districts.

16

Western Cape > Breede River Valley > 3 Districts

Robertson

Worcester

Breedekloof

17

Western Cape > Olifants River Region > 3 Districts

Citrusdal Mountain

Citrusdal Valley

Lutzville Valley

18

South Africa’s highest elevation vineyards are located in _____, an unincorporated ward located to the east of the Olifants River Region.

Cederberg

19

Western Cape > Klein Karoo > 2 Districts

Langeberg-Garcia

Calitzdorp

(Arid region!)

20

What is the most planted grape in South Africa?

Steen (Chenin Blanc)

21

Where is Constantia?  What distrcit is it in?

It's a ward in the Coastal Region in the Cape Peninsula district.

22

Hemel-en-Aarde is a promising ward in what district?

Walker Bay

23

Prior to 2010, the Franschhoek Valley was a ward within what district?

Paarl.  Now it's in Coastal Region.

24

What is the South African synonym for Crouchen Blanc?

Cape Riesling

25

Swellendam shifted from ___ to ___ in 2010.

From Breede River Valley to Cape South Coast

26

What grape is traditionally preferred for the production of Vin de Constance?

Muscat de Frontignan

27

What is the most planted red grape in Stellenbosch?  The most planted white?

Cab Sauv and Sauvignon Blanc

28

What are the 7 wards within Stellenbosch?

Devon Valley

Jonkershoek Valley

Papegaaiberg

Simonsberg-Stellenbosch

Bottelary

Banghoek

Polkadraai Hills.

29

Where is the Nederburg Wine Auction held?

Paarl

30

Name some Stellenbosch producers.

Hamilton Russell

Kanonkop

Neil Ellis

Warwick Estate

31

What does teinturier mean?  Give a South African example.

A grape whose flesh and skin are red.  An example is Pontac.

32

What is the 1 ward in Eastern Cape?

St. Francis Bay

33

What does Boberg produce?

Only fortified wines.