The Worcester district, in conjunction with the Breedekloof district (see separate entry), is the largest in terms of winegrowing area and volume, with the historical town of Worcester the hub of the valley. With around 21 853 ha planted, it accounts for nearly 20% of the national vineyards and produces close on 27% of South Africa’s total volume of wine and spirits. It’s also the most important brandy producing area and home to the KWV Brandy Cellar, the largest of its kind in the world. Several of the cellars here are bottling quality wines under their own labels. This district comprises several wards.