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.


93,021 acres of growing area


2,873 primary wine

grape producers

543 producing cellars


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

972.8 million liters harvested

(2019 est.)

50.7% of all bottles are exported

(2019 est.)


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

Primary Grape Varietals

Chenin Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon



Sauvignon Blanc



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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