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Swartland

Wine growing area (District) on the Atlantic coast in the west of South Africa who for Coastal region heard. The name means "Black Land" and indicates the fertile, dark soil. It is located around 100 kilometers north of Cape Town. There are the two wards Malmesbury and Riebeekberg. The western part of the Atlantic coast is cooled by the sea. The eastern part of the interior has a hot, dry climate and requires an artificial one due to the low rainfall irrigation, In addition to wine, a lot of tobacco and wheat are also grown here. The vineyards cover around 15,000 hectares of vineyards and consist of sandstone weathering, slate (here Malmesbury) and partly granite soils. They are planted with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Merlot, Cinsaut, Ruby Cabernet and Cabernet Franc, as well as the white varieties Chenin Blanc (Steen), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombar and Sémillon (2009). Well-known producers are Everything lost estate. Lammershoek, Mamreweg Cellars, Meerhof Wine Cellars, Riebeek Cellars, Spice route, Swartland Winery and Windmeul Coop.

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