May 22, 2020 by Alyssa Taylor
Swartland, South Africa
To the north of Cape Town is the large district of Swartland. This district was considered to be a source for inexpensive, large-yielding grapes and wine for many years. However, in recent, Swartland has undergone a considerable transformation to be a center for more premium wine production. Old-vine Chenin Blanc, Syrah, and Cape blends tend to be well-recognized from this area in particular. To enhance fruit concentration and produce higher quality wines, producers can dry-farm (grow without irrigation) to lower their yields.