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South Africa's Wine Industry Goes Head to Head With Other New World Producers

May 09, 2014

Back then, most vineyards were planted with Muscat to make the sweet dessert wines of Costantia, still produced today. Today, however, the majority of wines are white, with about 35 percent from the Chenin Blanc grape, there called Steen. Currently there are about 110,000 hectares planted, about the same territory as in Bordeaux