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South Africa in Uvinum's blog

27/07/2015

South African wines: to the infinity and beyond

South Africa is becoming in recent years one of the emerging producers in the wine market, with a remarkable growth that has allowed it to conquer the palates of many consumers throughout the world, competing with the most traditional producers.

The climate of the South African wine regions is very close to the Mediterranean climate, a factor that allows the production...

5/08/2013

Stellenbosch, the great South African wine area

Italy, France, Spain, United States ... Now the big wine producers will have to count with countries referred as the 'new world', (talking about wine aspects). There are many areas of the world where good wines are made, and among them, South Africa is an emerging area that stands out for the quality of its wines. It has 100,000 hectares of vines, being the seventh largest...

22/07/2011

South Africa Appellation

South Africa is the pioneer of so-called New World countries, as far as wine is concerned; it was the first country to belong to this group.

The history of South African wine

It was by the hand of the Dutch colonist Simon Van der Stel, first governor of the Cape Colony (Dutch colony in South Africa), who introduced the culture of wine back in 1679, creating the first vineyard in this...