South Africa has the fourth biggest plantings of Syrah in the world, making up 10% of total vine plantings in South Africa and the second most planted red grape in South Africa.The first bottling of Shiraz was a single varietal for Bellingham in 1957.
Between 1992 and 2016, plantings increased from 900 hectares to 10,000 hectares, making it the second most planted red variety in our country. It does particularly well in Stellenbosch and the Swartland.
The best South African Shirazes stand toe to toe with any wines in the world, including those in Côte Rotie, along with Hermitage. There are more single varietal bottles of Shiraz than any other varietal wine in South Africa but is also blended with other Rhône and Southern French varieties like Grenache and Mourvèdre.
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