Talk:South African wine

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Pinotage[edit]

The sentence Pinotage is now the wine for which South Africa is best known is personal opinion, and debatable at best (anyone could convincingly argue the same claim for Kumala Sauvignon Blanc, or Vin de Constance, or chenin blanc). Is there a way to describe wines made from Pinotage which explains their South African context without relying on a particular POV? Humansdorpie 11:59, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi Humansdorpie- You raise a good point. Does my change adequately address your concern?David Justin

That looks great, David. The other thing is, do you have a reference for the vine variety % figures, please? Humansdorpie 16:34, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes, Humansdorpie- The figures are from the source link at the bottom of the page.David Justin 17:23, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I think the reference article uses stats from about 2000; I've updated them with the most recent figures from SAWIS. Also removed the stub tag, since thankfully this article is clearly no longer a stub! Humansdorpie 22:24, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the very good job.David Justin 23:00, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

Needs illustrations[edit]

I've done a major rewrite which isn't perfect, but gives a better framework for future development and moves it up to Start standard. In particular, the region sections could do with expansion, and it badly needs some illustrations, particularly maps and landscape photos. FlagSteward 19:02, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Post-Apartheid Growth section[edit]

This article could use some description of the wine industry since the 1980's. The apartheid ban on wine exports and the industry's growth post-apartheid are definately worth writing about.

Also, there are too many regional breakdowns and it makes the article look messy because each regional breakdown links to a non-existant article which makes it red and annoying. --Mezaco 17:31, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

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Attribution note[edit]

Some of the content in the "Cape blend" section are from the merged article Cape blend AgneCheese/Wine 05:48, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Largest Winery in South Africa[edit]

This sentence caught my attention: "The area is also home to South Africa's largest winery - the Vredendal Co-operative." Under: Other notable regions.

I think you'll find through just a little googling that this statement is incorrect. The Orange River Cellars, based in Upington, Northern Cape, is the largest co-operative cellar/winery in Southern Africa and the second largest in the world. The co-op stretches over a distance of more than 350 km. It covers 4624 ha of vineyards and includes the towns of Kakamas in the West, Keimoes, Upington, Grootdrink and Groblershoop in the North.

The Orange River Cellar Co-op harvested 184 000 tons in 2004. Compared to Vredendal's estimated 60 000 tons.

The Vredendal Co-operative, is in fact the largest winery in South Africa "under one roof". I have changed the sentence to: "The area is also home to South Africa's biggest single co-operative winery - the Vredendal Co-operative."

But this still seems misleading. Maybe somebody else can do a better job of clearing this up. The second largest cellar in the world could do with some mention in an article about the this country's wines. Don't you think?

martiens (talk) 06:30, 7 February 2010 (UTC)