South Africa

The winds of political change in South Africa may bring a renaissance of interest in South African wines, helped by one of the most favourable exchange rates in the business. The recipe for success is there climatically – two oceans, two weather systems and two deep-sea currents meet at the Cape, leading to a diversity of weather between regions, and even on a given day! This means that areas such as Stellenbosch, Paarl, Elgin and Constantia are really not far apart, but they all have a propensity to succeed with different types of grapes. The wine culture is almost the oldest in the New World, being brought by French Huguenots in the years after 1685 and with them cuttings of vines including Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc. Franschhoek even means ‘French Corner’! A second, rather different form of migration has helped immeasurably; that is the wave of Europeans who go to South Africa in our winter months sustaining an industry of wine tourism, and then seeking out favourite wines back home in Europe.

Areas within South Africa:

Breede River Valley  |  Cape South Coast |  Coastal Region |  Western Cape

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  1. Journey End Haystack Chard, Stellenbosch
    Journey's End 'Haystack' Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2018
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A big, rich, South African Chardonnay packed with ripe tropical fruit flavours and a buttery...
    £11.80 per bottle
  2. Freedom Cross Chenin, Coastal Region
    Freedom Cross Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, Franschhoek Cellar 2019
    Chenin Blanc 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Brilliant value wine from Chenin, the Cape's favourite white grape. Full, ripe apple fruit mingles...
    £7.60 per bottle
  3. La Petite Ferme Baboon Rock Chardonnay
    Baboon Rock Unwooded Chardonnay, Franschhoek, La Petite Ferme 2018
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A honey and lime nose leads to pear fruit on the palate with some mineral undertones and good...
    £9.95 per bottle
  4. Wide River Chenin, Robertson
    Wide River Chenin Blanc, Robertson 2019
    Chenin Blanc 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Clean and bright Chenin Blanc, peppery and aromatic, with tropical fruit flavours of ripe fig and...
    £7.30 per bottle
  5. Running Duck, Chenin/Sauv, Western Cape
    Running Duck Chenin/Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, Stellar Organics 2019
    Chenin Blanc 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Fresh, full and flavoursome, this ethically traded and organic wine combines peachy Chenin fruit...
    £8.60 per bottle
  6. La Petite Ferme Cab Sauv, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek 2017
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Morello cherry and blackcurrant fruit combine with leather and cigar box notes.There is wonderful...
    £12.60 per bottle
  7. Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch
    Meerlust Merlot, Stellenbosch 2015
    Merlot 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    The New World is very far from Parvenu at Meerlust, a stunning estate that has been owned by the...
    £21.00 per bottle
  8. Doran Vineyards Shiraz
    Doran Vineyards Shiraz, Voor Paardeberg 2014
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A rich plummy wine full bodied with spices, chocolate, mocha. Great balance on the palate with a...
    £12.50 per bottle
  9. Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay
    Bouchard Finlayson 'Missionvale' Chardonnay, Walker Bay 2015 (Shrewsbury Oddment)
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Complex and full with lime and melon flavours backed up with complex yeast and toasty elements with...
    £22.50 per bottle
  10. Boschendal Pinot Noir, Elgin
    Boschendal Pinot Noir, Elgin 2016
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Vivid raspberry, cranberry and red cherry aromas with toasted nuts. Delicate and poised with...
    £29.50 per bottle
  11. La Petite Ferme Verdict, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Verdict, Franschhoek 2016
    Cabernet Franc 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A classic Cape Bordeaux blend with plenty of rich blackcurrant fruit and good oak...
    £19.95 per bottle
  12. Doran Arya
    Doran Vineyards Arya, Voor Paardeberg 2018
    Chenin Blanc 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Peach and citrus on the nose with white fruit on the palate which has real depth and texture due to...
    £12.50 per bottle
  13. Sadie Family Palladius White, Swartland
    Sadie Family Signature Series Palladius White, Swartland 2016
    Chenin Blanc 13.5% Vol
    South Africa >
    A blend of eleven different grape varieties, this is a complex white wine with great minerality and...
    £53.00 per bottle
  14. Cape Elevation The Compass Merlot/Cabernet Franc, Elgin
    Cape Elevation Vineyards 'The Compass' Merlot/Cabernet Franc, Elgin 2016
    Cabernet Franc 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Elegant, claret style wine with delicious sweet fruit, good freshness and well-balanced oak. Mark...
    £19.80 per bottle
  15. Cape Elevation Trig Beacon Pinot Noir, Elgin
    Cape Elevation Vineyards 'Trig Beacon' Pinot Noir, Elgin 2017
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Classic cool climate Pinot Noir with cherry and strawberry fruit with hints of spicy oak and well...
    £15.80 per bottle
  16. Doran Vineyards Incipio
    Doran Vineyards Incipio Shiraz, Voor Paardeberg 2014
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Focused and fresh red fruit aromas with a spicy undertone and some very subtle notes of violet...
    £18.70 per bottle
  17. Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch
    Meerlust 'Rubicon', Stellenbosch 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A Merlot and Cabernet blend, Rubicon is one of the Cape's leading claret-style wines. Complex,...
    £27.00 per bottle
  18. Doran Chenin
    Doran Vineyards Chenin, Voor Paardeberg 2015
    Chenin Blanc 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Clean, crisp and fresh but with more body and character than is usually associated with this grape....
    £12.60 per bottle
  19. Galpin Peak Pinot, Bouchard Finlayson
    Bouchard Finlayson 'Galpin Peak' Pinot Noir, Walker Bay 2017
    Pinot Noir 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Nettly on the nose, very correct, sweet cherry fruit. Super wine and the flagship of the...
    £27.50 per bottle
  20. Kaapzicht Shiraz, Stellenbosch
    Kaapzicht Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2014
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    The Steytler family makes great reds at their Kaapzicht estate with its views back to Table...
    £16.90 per bottle
  21. Cathy Marshall Sauvignon, Stellenbosch
    Catherine Marshall Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Hints of white asparagus, a mouthful of succulent fruit with smoke and grapefruit makes this more...
    £11.80 per bottle
  22. Freedom Cross Pinotage, Coastal Region
    Freedom Cross Pinotage, Western Cape 2018
    Pinotage 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    The product of a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, Pinotage is South Africa's unique grape. This...
    £7.90 per bottle
  23. Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance 50cl
    Vin de Constance, Constantia, Klein Constantia 2015 - 50cl
    Muscat/Moscatel 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    The launch of Vin de Constance by the Jooste family in 1986 marked the revival of Constantia, the...
    £55.00 per bottle
  24. Kaapzicht Pinotage, Stellenbosch
    Kaapzicht Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2017
    Pinotage 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Using fully ripe grapes from low-yielding vines, Danie Steytler of Kaapzicht makes gorgeously soft,...
    £16.90 per bottle
  25. Doran Vineyards Romy D
    Doran Vineyards 'The Romy D', Voor Paardeberg 2018
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Classic South African Bordeaux blend with plenty of blackcurrant fruit supporting cigar box...
    £12.50 per bottle
  26. Paul Cluver Dry Riesling
    Paul Cluver Estate Riesling, Elgin 2017
    Riesling 10.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Attractive, floral, blossom nose with balanced citrus fruit on the...
    £14.40 per bottle
  27. River Grandeur Sauvignon, Robertson
    River Grandeur Sauvignon Blanc, Viljoensdrift, Robertson 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Fresh Sauvignon with good depth of grassy character, juicy and lively. Zesty and...
    £9.50 per bottle
  28. Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay
    Bouchard Finlayson 'Missionvale' Chardonnay, Walker Bay 2016
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Complex and full with lime and melon flavours backed up with complex yeast and toasty elements with...
    £22.50 per bottle
  29. La Petite Ferme Viognier
    La Petite Ferme Viognier, Franschhoek 2018
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Peach fruit combines with frangipan to give a complex wine with spicy hints and underlying almond...
    £11.20 per bottle
  30. La Petite Ferme Chardonnay, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Franschhoek 2018
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    An exotic nose with ginger and orange blossom followed by tropical fruit on the palate with spice...
    £14.95 per bottle
  31. Bouchard Finlayson Chard, Sans Barrique
    Bouchard Finlayson 'Sans Barrique' Chardonnay, Overberg 2017
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    This classy, unoaked Chardonnay comes from Peter Finlayson, a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir specialist...
    £14.60 per bottle
  32. Freedom Cross Chardonnay, Coastal Region
    Freedom Cross Chardonnay, Western Cape, Franschhoek Cellar 2019
    Chardonnay 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    A complete, lightly oaked Chardonnay coming from the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Lychee and melon...
    £7.90 per bottle
  33. La Petite Ferme Sauvignon, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc, Franschhoek 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    This ripe, aromatic, New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc is made by Mark Dendy-Young in a small...
    £10.95 per bottle
  34. Freedom Cross Sauvignon, Coastal Region
    Freedom Cross Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, Franschhoek Cellar 2018
    Sauvignon Blanc 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Offering up alluring flavours and aromas of tropical fruit, with apricot and fig. There are notes...
    £7.80 per bottle
  35. Wide River Viognier, Robertson
    Wide River Viognier, Robertson 2018
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    South Africa is producing some great examples of Viognier, and this is no exception. An intense...
    £7.90 per bottle
  36. Paul Cluver Riesling, Late Harv - Half
    Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest Riesling, Elgin 2017 - Half
    Riesling 9.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    100% botrytis and 130 g/l residual sugar! Marmalade and pineapples, very sweet, lovely balance and...
    £19.20 per bottle
  37. Doran Vineyards Pinotage
    Doran Vineyards Pinotage, Voor Paardeberg 2016
    Pinotage 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    An elegant, concentrated Pinotage with good ripe fruit and plenty of raspberry...
    £12.80 per bottle
  38. River Grandeur Pinotage
    River Grandeur Pinotage, Robertson, Viljoensdrift 2017
    Pinotage 15.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Good, chocolaty Pinotage, clean, easy and with attractive freshness on the...
    £14.40 per bottle
  39. River Grandeur Shiraz
    River Grandeur Shiraz, Robertson, Viljoensdrift 2017
    Syrah/Shiraz 15.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Juicy and tasty with red and dark berry fruit and peppery flavours on the...
    £12.30 per bottle
  40. Journey's End Cape Doctor Cabernet
    Journey's End 'The Cape Doctor', Stellenbosch 2012
    Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Powerful ripe fruit is lush and fleshy on both the nose and palate, with lots of ripe cassis and...
    £21.50 per bottle
  41. Wide River Merlot, Robertson
    Wide River Merlot, Robertson 2016
    Merlot 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Soft, fruity red with attractive black fruit flavours, fresh and juicy. Well made wine, with good...
    £7.80 per bottle
  42. Journeys End Shiraz, Stellenbosch
    Journey's End Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2015
    Syrah/Shiraz 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A big, soft-hearted, enjoyable wine, plenty of ripe Shiraz fruit with loads of character on the...
    £15.20 per bottle
  43. Journeys End Cab Sauv, Stellenbosch
    Journey's End Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2015
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    This could easily be mistaken for an Australian Cabernet, it is minty on the nose and palate with...
    £15.20 per bottle
  44. Cathy Marshall Pinot Noir, Elgin
    Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Sandstone Soils, Elgin 2017
    Pinot Noir 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Cape South Coast
    Complex and elegant Pinot Noir with a silky mix of cranberry, pomegranate and blackcherry fruits,...
    £16.20 per bottle
  45. La Petite Ferme Shiraz, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Shiraz, Franschhoek 2016
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    This is a Rhône style wine with black fruits, chocolate and cedarwood on the palate, and a...
    £15.20 per bottle
  46. Running Duck Shiraz
    Running Duck Shiraz, Western Cape, Stellar Organics 2019
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Hints of white pepper and sappy fruit flavours give this wine similarities to northern Rhône...
    £8.60 per bottle
  47. Wide River Shiraz, Robertson
    Wide River Shiraz, Robertson 2018
    Syrah/Shiraz 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Easy going, soft red with plenty of spicy, peppery fruit, this has good hedgerow berry flavours and...
    £7.80 per bottle
  48. Freedom Cross Cinsault/Cab, Coastal
    Freedom Cross Cinsault/Cabernet, Western Cape 2018
    Cinsault 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Making the most of the Cape's wonderful growing conditions, two French grape varieties are used in...
    £7.90 per bottle

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