South Africa has only recently gained international recognition for its significant contribution to the world’s wine market, despite producing its first vintage over 350 years ago, and earlier this year it was identified as the 9th biggest wine-producing country in the world (according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine). Demand has also recently seen rapid growth amongst UK and global wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts, resulting in an exciting period of change for the country’s wine market.
Recognising the surge in popularity and determined to better the availability and range of high quality South African wines in the UK, the South Africa House of Wine, a newly-established online retailer, focuses solely on the finest wines from South Africa’s most popular producers and regions. With more than 230 wines on offer, the merchant stocks the UK’s most comprehensive selection of South African wine, together in one place.
All wines have been carefully selected by the company’s team of wine professionals, who have over 100 years collective experience in the wine industry. The team scoured the country’s produce, seeking the finest indigenous flavours from Pinotage and Chenin Blanc, as well as international varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, which combine all the class, tradition and style of French wines, with the wonderful opulence of the New World.
The company lists wines from a great variety of regions, such as Constantia, Stellenbosch and Walker Bay, and includes elite producers, such as Elgin Vintners, Waterford Estate and Boekenhoutskloof. In addition, comprehensive estate and tasting notes are available on the website to guide the wine drinker into making an informed buying choice, which suits their particular palate.