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South Africa

Cape Wine Origins represents some of the most important wine producing areas of South Africa, including Constantia, Elgin, Fraschhoek, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Stellenboch and Swartland. Winemaking in South Africa has a storied history dating back to 1659, and today, producers in the country harvest nearly one billion liters every year.

  • Region

    93,021 hectares of growing area
  • Production (2019 est.)

    1,244,985 tons harvested972.8 millionliters harvested50.7% of all bottles are exported
  • People

    2,873primary wine grape producers543producing cellars
  • Impact

    289,151employment opportunities in the wine industry (2013)61,435people employed on wine farms and in cellars (2013)R 36.1 billion ($2.3 billion USD)annual impact of the South African wine industry (2013) 1.2% of South Africa GDP
  • Primary Grape Varietals

    Chenin BlancCabernet SauvignonColombardShirazSauvignon BlancChardonnayPinotage

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