South Africa is quickly climbing the charts with its production of top-rated wines at affordable prices, plus it offers visitors some of the most exquiste winery views around the globe. Wine Enthusiast set out to explore what makes this wine-producing country a must-see by stopping at six wineries to talk terroir, top wine picks and tourism opportunities with winemakers.
Sixth Stop: Spier Winery
Wine Enthusiast's Tasting Director, Lauren Buzzeo, gets the scoop on the art of winemaking at this South African destination.
Fifth Stop: Riebeek Cellars
Zakkie Bester, CEO/Cellar Master of Riebeek Cellars, reveals how these highly rated and diverse wines uniquely portray the lifestyle of this South African artist community.
Fourth Stop: Mulderbosch Vineyards
Wine Enthusiast's Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo sits down with Winemaker Adam Mason to taste through three deliciously versatile wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Rosé Cabernet.
Third Stop: Historic Nederburg Winery
Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo discovers the best pasta and burger pairings while on her visit to South Africa's most historic wine estate.
Second Stop: Bellingham Winery!
Our Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo discovers the ultimate ice cream and wine pairing while on her visit to Bellingham Winery, plus picks three new favorite wines!
First stop on the South Africa Expedition: Reyneke Wines
Wine Enthusiast's Tasting Director Lauren Buzzeo explores all that this South African winery has to offer, including a personalized, holistic tasting experience like no other.