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Cape Agulhas

Wine growing area (district) at the southern tip South Africa going to the region Cape South Coast counts. The eponymous cape is the southernmost point of the country and the continent, here is the border between the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean (incorrectly this is often the case Cape Point attributed). It is a very young wine-growing region, because until the mid-1990s sheep were mainly bred here and cereals were grown. Most of the vineyards by the sea are in the only Ward Elim. The village of Elim, which was founded in 1824 as a mission settlement for the brothers, is now a national monument in South Africa. Strong cooling winds prevail in summer and ensure a very cool ripening period. These are ideal conditions for Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Sémillon. Pinot Noir and Shiraz ( Syrah ). Well-known producers are Hidden Valley, Lomond, Quoin Rock and Strandveld.

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