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ABOUT STELLENBOSCH VINEYARDS
Stellenbosch Vineyards, eponymous to the wine region where it is found, is one of the largest wine producers and exporters in South Africa. With the privilege of producing wine in South Africa’s prestigious grape growing region of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch Vineyard’s range of wines bares testament to the quality of the area. All grapes for this range are sourced from some of the best vineyard blocks in Stellenbosch, and the good relationships with the grape growers ensure its continued standards.
ABOUT STELLENBOSCH REGION
Stellenbosch is perhaps the most famous wine-producing region in South Africa. The town, in Western Cape's Coastal Region, is steeped in history and is home to the country’s best-known wine estates. Granite and sandstone soils are found throughout Stellenbosch. Their high clay content means that while they are free-draining, they have excellent water retention properties. Sufficient rainfall in winter allows growers to keep irrigation to a minimum. The region's climate is relatively hot and dry, although a maritime influence comes from False Bay in the south. Cooling southeasterly breezes wash through the vineyards in the afternoons, refreshing the grapes after the morning's hot sun. White-wine varieties are often planted closer to the ocean where this effect is more pronounced.[click for more info]