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Paarl
Paarl


Wine region on the south coast of South-Africa, north of Stellenbosch. This region was, together with Stellenbosch, known as South-Africa’s wine regions with the biggest potential. The wine region is also known for the South-African versions of port and sherry. The old state cooperative winery KWV is based in Paarl.
Wards: Franschhoek Valley, Wellington, Simonsberg-Paarl, Voor Paardeberg.


-Surface: 20.000 ha.
-At least 75% of the wine must originate in the wine region mentioned on the label.
-The wine must contain at least 75% of the vintage indicated on the label.
-The wine must contain at least 75% of the grape varieties indicated on the label..
-All grape varieties are permitted.

Granitic soil in the south, sandstone on the banks of the river ‘Bergrivier’.
Granite Clay Sand

Sub-tropical climate with a dry, hot summer and a winter with rain caused by the west winds. The Antarctic Benguela current cools these winds from the sea.
Hot summers Soft winter Sea breezes