There are regions of wine production in South Africa.  These regions are divided into districts and wards.  For a wine label to use the name of a region, district or ward, it must be made for 100% grapes of that area.

Red grapes account for approximately 45% of the grapes planted with Cabernet Sauvignon being the most widely planted. Other major red grape varietals include Syrah, Pinotage and Merlot. 

White grape varietals include Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.

Other varietals include Semillon, Tourga Nacional, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre and Vionier.


Breede River Valley - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, and Cabernet Sauvignon

Cape South Coast - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Coastal Region - Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage

Klein Karoo - Chenin Blanc, Colombard

Northern Cape - Chenin Blanc, Colombard

Olifants River - Chenin Blanc, Colombard