South African wines can enjoy the benefits of a mediterranean like climate, cooler near ciast and hotter and more arid inland. The soils variation like Stellenbosh-limestone and sandstone provide a particular taste to the grapes.
The key regions to explore are Stellenbosch, Constantia, Walker Bay, Paarl and Worcester. The main grapes cultivated in this Country are Pinotage (a crossing between Pinot Noir and Cinsault), Viognier, Muscat of Alexandria, Colombard, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. All of them have a very unique taste due to the characteristics of the soils and the climate.