Ask Sid: What are the 2 grape varieties most planted in South Africa?

September 8th, 2021
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Question: What are the 2 grape varieties most planted in South Africa?

Answer: Both white. Chenin Blanc (Steen) as expected is the successful number 1. Surprisingly number 2 remains Colombard (or as called locally Colombar). This latter one is used as a varietal but also in dry & sweet blends (usually without wood) and for brandy production. Close battle for #3 led by Cabernet Sauvignon.


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September 8th, 2021

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