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Coastal region

Winegrowing region at the southern tip of South Africa which adjoins the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The vineyards cover about 32,000 hectares of vineyards within a radius of 200 kilometers of Cape Town in the Atlantic coastal area. The huge area is characterized by mild, Mediterranean climate with high humidity. The annual rainfall is 1,200 millimeters. The Coastal Region includes the eight districts Cape Point. Darling. Franschhoek. Paarl. Tygerberg. Stellenbosch. Swartland and Tulbagh, Independent wards not belonging to any of these districts are Constantia and Hout Bay. The other South African regions are Boberg. Breede River Valley. Cape South Coast. Small Karoo and Olifant's River,

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