The wine business in South Africa is 350 years old, but it has only produced its best bottles in the past two decades. And what progress has been made! There are new labels, new vineyards and a new outpouring of interest in the country's wine culture, both at home and overseas.
The Cape Nearly all of the South African wines exported to the United States come from the beautiful southwestern corner of the country around Cape Town called the Coastal Region or Western Cape on wine labels.
The Regions The Cape includes 17 regions and districts. Among the most famous are Stellenbosch (outside Cape Town), Paarl and Constantia. The up-and-coming wine region right now is Walker Bay, south of Cape Town.