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Walker Bay

After the bay of the same name on the Atlantic coast named Weinbaubereich (District) to the west of South Africa that to the region Cape South Coast belongs. It lies immediately north of the metropolis of Cape Town in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. There are the five Wards Bot River, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Sunday's Glen and Upper Hemel-en-Arde Valley. The area is characterized by mild marine climate with permanently cooling sea breezes and calcareous soils. Here grow the varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Well-known wineries are Hamilton Russel (near the seaside resort of Hermanus) and Bouchard Finlayson.

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