Wine growing area (Ward) north of Cape Town in South Africa going to the District Tygerberg (Coastal Region) counts. Durbanville is named after the city of the same name, which bears its name after the former British general and governor Benjamin d'Urban (1777-1849). The cool climate is characterized by high rainfall, especially in winter. The high altitudes consist of red granite weathered soils, the low elevations are sandstone sediments with good water storage, The vineyards border directly on the northern suburbs of the metropolis of Cape Town. The climate is positively influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean with cooling sea breezes and night fog. The main types of white wine are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the most important types of Rotwerin Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, The winegrowers there are up to 300 years old and are among the oldest in South Africa. Well-known wineries are Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills, Meerendal and Nitida.