We recently visited South Africa for the first time for 10 days on a trip sponsored by Wines of South Africa. We visited dozens of wineries and attended all three days of CapeWine, a trade show featuring about 400 wineries and, we’d guess, more than 2,000 wines. Here’s a list of 16 South African wines that are available, at least a bit, in the U.S. They are in alphabetical order.
hamilton russell vineyards
Anthony Hamilton Russell takes his restrained, spice and structure-driven style of winemaking to Oregon.
- "We were like mavericks out on a limb, and now Hemel-en-Aarde is a very respected sub-region." South African winemaker Anthony Hamilton Russell on how his father pioneered quality winemaking in the area.