Our Wine Origins
South African wines stretch back into the 17th century. South Africa is the oldest ‘New World’ country and produces many different styles of wine.
Most wine production is located in the southwestern part of the country, called the Western Cape.
The wine sold by SippersandSpitters is produced from varied natural environments, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. The terroir gives skilled winemakers a huge platform from which to create.
Famous South African Wines
The most planted white grape variety in South Africa. For centuries, South African winemakers called this floral grape ‘Steen,’ but in the 1960s, they discovered that it was actually Chenin Blanc, the same grape that made French regions like Vouvray and Savennières famous.
SIPPERS TIP: If you like Sauvignon Blanc, then this is the wine for you. It usually comes…perfectly dry, with a touch of sweetness having yellow apple and jasmine scents.
One of South Africa’s most widely planted red grape variety.
Our full-bodied Old-World-meets-New blends are all about ripe black cherry, bright mint, and cedar flavours, usually earthy and smooth. Taking inspiration from Bordeaux, the vintners of South Africa blend their Cabernet Sauvignon with a range of other carefully selected varieties.
South African Wine Tasting Parties
In order to get the most out of your wine drinking, we offer wine tasting parties. The good news is that not all tasting parties are taken as seriously as you may think, the essential elements of tastings are easy to learn and will help you understand what kinds of wines you enjoy.
Our inclusive wine tasting parties are made up of a variety of 7-10 delicious South African wines. Please follow the shop link below to see our entire wine list. For wine tasting party bookings please contact us on 020 3290 7477 or email [email protected]
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Great article, thanks!