Sauvignon Blanc in
The best regions in South Africa are those cooled by the oceans. For that reason, Durbanville and Constantia, with their proximity to the breezes, make some of the most exciting Sauvignon Blanc in the country.
Elgin is also known for quality Sauvignon Blanc. Here, the vines are cooled by the altitude.
Both the ocean breezes and altitude give the variety freshness and aroma. There is often too much heat in areas like Stellenbosch and the Swartland to retain those qualities, along with the grape’s signature high acidity.
50% of white wine that is varietally labelled in South Africa is Sauvignon Blanc – an undoubtedly popular choice.