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South Africa has a rich wine history and boasts with some of the oldest viticultural soils in the world.  The interaction between the ancient soils, terroir and people that have cared for the vineyards expresses the diversity of our heritage.

South Africa has a total of 4004 hectares of vineyards 35 years and older.  (SAWIS, 2021)  It’s an interesting list, with our culture, history and landscape all built into it. In between the names and numbers, you will find very different soils and landscapes: the red sand of Skurfberg, Kasteelberg shale, sea sand at Dwarskersbos and Paardeberg granite.

If you are a wine or grape producer or a member of the media requiring more detailed information, please contact us directly at info@oldvineproject.co.za.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1556539075125{padding-top: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1205″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Hectares of Old Vines per Wine of Origin District in South Africa” heading_tag=”h1″ spacer=”line_with_icon” spacer_position=”bottom” line_height=”3″ line_color=”#f7a70a” icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^4964|url^https://oldvineproject.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Tree.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^Tree|description^null” img_width=”52″ line_width=”2000″ main_heading_font_size=”desktop:20px;” sub_heading_font_size=”desktop:20px;”][/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space height=”10″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

W.O. DistrictHectares
STELLENBOSCH 1014
SWARTLAND 805
PAARL 522
WELLINGTON 288
BREEDEKLOOF 241
ROBERTSON 176
CITRUSDAL MOUNTAIN 125
FRANSCHHOEK 120
CAPE TOWN 120
DARLING 111
WORCESTER 105
TULBAGH 85
CENTRAL ORANGE RIVER 62
LUTZVILLE VALLEY 45
CALITZDORP 34
OVERBERG 25
WALKER BAY 18
CITRUSDAL VALLEY 12
SWELLENDAM 9
ELGIN 8
DOUGLAS6
OTHER362
TOTAL4292
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CultivarHectares
CHENIN BLANC 2207
SAUVIGNON BLANC 454
COLOMBAR 426
MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE 257
CINSAUT 145
PINOTAGE 132
PALOMINO (FRANSDRUIF) 74
CHARDONNAY 74
CROUCHEN 63
SEMILLON61
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 51
RIESLING 35
TINTA BAROCCA 31
SHIRAZ 30
MUSCAT BLANC 27
CLAIRETTE BLANCHE 24
MERLOT 24
PINOT NOIR 18
CARIGNAN 18
GRENACHE (RED) 18
MUSCADEL (RED) 14
GEWURZTRAMINER 14
BUKETTRAUBE 13
SOUZAO 11
FERNAO PIRES 9
HARSLEVELU 9
CHENEL 7
KANAAN 6
RUBY CABERNET 5
PINOT GRIS 4
WINE GRAPE VARIETY 4
CABERNET FRANC 4
MUSCAT OTTONEL 3
GAMAY NOIR 3
EMERALD RIESLING 3
UGNI BLANC 2
HANEPOOT (RED) 2
RAISIN BLANC 2
CINSAUT GRIS 2
MORIO MUSCAT 1
VIOGNIER 1
PINOT BLANC 1
MALBEC 0,44
TEMPRANILLO 0,3
TINTA FRANCISCA 0,3
THERONA 0,18
TOTAL4292
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NumberPlant YearCultivarHectaresW.O. District
11900CINSAUT0.25WELLINGTON
21900MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.35SWARTLAND
31900MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.76BREEDEKLOOF
41902MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.04FRANSCHHOEK
51902SEMILLON 0.69FRANSCHHOEK
61905SEMILLON 4FRANSCHHOEK
71905SEMILLON 0.82FRANSCHHOEK
81908MUSKADEL (ROOI)0.42ROBERTSON
91910MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.14BREEDEKLOOF
101922SEMILLON 0.52SWARTLAND
111926MUSKADEL (ROOI)0.15ROBERTSON
121927PALOMINO (FRANSDRUIF) 1.11ROBERTSON
131928PALOMINO (FRANSDRUIF) 1.21ROBERTSON
141930MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE1.08CALITZDORP
151932CINSAUT1.76FRANSCHHOEK
161932MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE1.28CALITZDORP
171932PALOMINO (FRANSDRUIF) 1.43ROBERTSON
181932SEMILLON 0.47FRANSCHHOEK
201936SEMILLON 4.25FRANSCHHOEK
211940MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.67CALITZDORP
221942CHENIN BLANC 1.37STELLENBOSCH
231942MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.3BREEDEKLOOF
241942SEMILLON 0.67FRANSCHHOEK
251947CHENIN BLANC 1.55STELLENBOSCH
261947PALOMINO (FRANSDRUIF) 0.15CALITZDORP
271947PALOMINO (FRANSDRUIF) 0.13CALITZDORP
281950CINSAUT0.8STELLENBOSCH
291950MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE0.25SWARTLAND
301950PINOTAGE0.47STELLENBOSCH
301951CINSAUT 0.95WELLINGTON
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“Old vines are a wonderful source of knowledge for scientific research in our understanding of plants and the aging process of vines, especially in this challenging time of climate change.”

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