Wine Regions - Coastal Region - District Paarl

3 important questions on Wine Regions - Coastal Region - District Paarl

District Paarl has a distinct ripeness and fuller body compared to District Stellenbosch. What are the main environmental reasons for this?

  • It is warmer (north of Stellenbosch)
  • Has many mesoclimates, soils and aspects
  • Average rainfall 800-900mm, bit more than Stellenbosch (600-900mm)
  • The Berg River provides irrigation water

The warm Paarl district in South Africa has a large number of varieties. Which are these?

  • Chenin Blanc (most grown),
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz
  • Pinotage
  • Viognier and Mourvèdre on warmer sites

Name some famous producers of wine in the Paarl district South Africa.

  • Nederburg, part of Distell
  • Vilafonté for super premium wines.
  • Ward Simonsberg-Paarl: Glen Carol and Plaisir de Merle.

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