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Tulbagh

Wine growing area (District) in the Coastal region in South Africa, which is named after the town of the same name, 120 kilometers north of Cape Town. In 1969 there was an earthquake with great devastation, but the Tulbagh artists' community was rebuilt to its former glory. In the south, the area borders the district Paarl and to the west to the district Swartland on. It is surrounded on three sides by the Winterhoek Mountains, which are snow-covered in winter. Mostly wheat and wine are grown here. The climate is hot and dry, so an artificial one irrigation respectively. The fluctuations between day and night temperatures are particularly large. The vineyards cover around 2,200 hectares of vineyards. It will be the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Pinotage and Syrah, as well as the white wines Steen ( Chenin Blanc ) Colombard. Muscat d'Alexandrie. Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc cultured. The area is mainly for sherry similar Wines, sparkling wines and aromatic white wines are known. Well-known producers are Drostdy Hof, Manley, Kloofzicht, Paddagang, Saronsberg, Theuniskraal, Tulbagh Coop and Twee Jonge Gezellen,

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