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Breedekloof

Wine growing area (District) in South Africa 90m km northeast of Cape Town, which leads to the region Breede River Valley heard and between the two districts Paarl and Worcester lies. It is divided into two wards, Goudini and Slanghoek, which are separated by the Badsberg Mountain range. The area was discovered by the Huguenot immigrant Pieter du Toit, who took possession of the land and ran cattle here in 1716. The soil types consist of sandy loam around the banks of the Breede River and stony soils in the mountains. The river and the many tributaries form a multitude of micro climate, The area is excellent for viticulture. But peaches, plums, pears and other crops are also grown. The vineyards cover 12,427 hectares of vineyards (2009). Two thirds are white wines and one third are red wines. The most common types of white wine are Chenin Blanc. Colombard. Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blanc. Viognier and Hanepoot ( Muscat d'Alexandrie ), the most common types of red wine Cabernet Sauvignon. Cinsault, Shiraz ( Syrah ) Pinotage and Merlot, There are some big ones Winzergenossenschaften and many small ones Boutique wineries, Well-known producers are Bergsig Estate, Daschbosch, Deetlefs Esate, Du Preez Estate, Meander and Stonecross.

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