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PAARL

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

CULTIVARHECTARES
TOTAL889.96
CHENIN BLANC 536.93
SAUVIGNON BLANC 77.4
CINSAUT 41.83
MUSCAT BLANC 35.78
PINOTAGE35.04
COLOMBAR 33.12
CROUCHEN 21.56
MUSCAT D'ALEXANDRIE 19.81
CABERNET SAUVIGNON 18.84
SEMILLON 15.97
CLAIRETTE BLANCHE 8.69
WEISSER RIESLING 8.61
TINTA BAROCCA 8.02
SHIRAZ 6.2
CHARDONNAY 5.53
CARIGNAN 4.14
HARSLEVELU 3.66
MERLOT1.61
PALOMINO 1.61
PEDRO1.46
CABERNET FRANC 1.17
PINOT BLANC 1.15
PINOT NOIR1.11
MALBEC0.44
GRENACHE (RED) 0.28