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Friday's Free Tasting - South Africa

  • Old Bridge Cellars 221 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle, WA, 6159 Australia (map)

Good Afternoon Bridgees,

For this Friday’s FREE wine tasting, we will be focusing on South African Wines.

The roots of the South African wine industry can be traced to the explorations of the Dutch East India Company which established a vineyard near what is now Cape Town way back in 1659.

South Africa has a Mediterranean climate that is marked by intense sunlight and dry heat, with most of the wine regions being located closer to the moderating coastal influences of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Chenin Blanc has long been the most widely planted variety, still accounting for 18% of all grape area planted in South Africa as of 2010, though it is slowly decreasing in overall share of vineyard area. Pinotage, the coffee chocolate grape, a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is the second most widely planted variety. High quality Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet are also produced.

South African wines are becoming more and more popular in-store, and we look forward to sharing their unique flavour profiles with you.

Open tomorrow night will be…

De Bos Sur Lie Chenin Blanc 2014

The Grinders Pinotage 2013

Diemersfontein Pinotage 2013

Knorhoek Pantere Bordeaux Blend 2011

As always, they will be open from 4.00pm until 7.00pm this Friday the 11th of September.

See you down here,

Jay and the Old Bridge Team