The Paarl wine district lies to the north of Stellenbosch, and is bordered by the town of Wellington to the north-east, and the mountains of the Groot and Klein Drakenstein and Franschhoek ranges to the south-east. The Berg River, flanked by the majestic Groot Drakenstein and Wemmershoek mountains, runs through Paarl and is the life-giving artery of this wine-producing area. The valley land requires supplementary irrigation in the hot growing season before the harvest, but vineyards on the eastern slopes, having better water retention, frequently need none at all.

A large variety of grapes are grown in Paarl, of which Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc have the best potential. The Paarl district includes the wards of Simonsberg-Paarl, on the prime foothills of the Simonsberg, and Voor Paardeberg.

Source: WOSA

VARIETYHECTARES
CABERNET FRANC 0.55
CABERNET SAUV 15.99
CARIGNAN 1.88
CHENIN BLANC 394.35
CINSAUT 52.41
CLAIRETTE BLCH 8.69
COLOMBAR 22.39
CROUCHEN 19.22
MALBEC 0.44
MERLOT 0.61
MUSCAT D'ALEXAND15.73
MUSCAT DE FRONTI19.68
PALOMINO 2.21
PEDRO (VALSE,PEDRO)1.46
PINOT NOIR 1.11
PINOTAGE 31.68
RIESLING (WEISSER)5.09
SAUVIGNON BLNC 15.52
SEMILLON 15.97
SHIRAZ (SYRAH) 7.25
TINTA BAROCCA 8.02

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