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South Africa

South Africa

Cape Wine Origins represents some of the most important wine producing areas of South Africa, including Constantia, Elgin, Fraschhoek, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Stellenboch and Swartland. Winemaking in South Africa has a storied history dating back to 1659, and today, producers in the country harvest nearly one billion liters every year.

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Region

93,021 acres of growing area

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People

2,873 primary wine

grape producers

543 producing cellars

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Production

1,244,985 tons harvested (2019 est.)

972.8 million liters harvested

(2019 est.)

50.7% of all bottles are exported

(2019 est.)

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Impact

289,151 employment opportunities in the wine industry (2013)

61,435 people employed on wine farms and in cellars (2013)

R 36.1 billion ($2.3 billion USD) annual impact of the South African wine industry (2013)

1.2% of South Africa GDP

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Primary Grape Varietals

Chenin Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon

Colombard

Shiraz

Sauvignon Blanc

Chardonnay

Pinotage

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Unique Fact 
South Africa ranks 10th in the world by volume of wine produced, and 15th in the world in size of area planted.
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