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The outliers

It was Constantia that put South Africa on the world wine map over 200 years ago, the region’s legendary sweet wines finding favour with European aristocracy. Areas such as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek have long been popular, while more recently the likes of the Swartland, Elgin and the Hemelen-Aarde wine region have grabbed the spotlight. But quality grapes are farmed in many outlying areas now – places that may cause even the most dedicated enthusiast to do a double-take when glancing at the wine of origin on a label.

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