Taste Sauvignon Blancs from around the world

Good news for Sauvignon Blanc enthusiasts is that in celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day in May, Sauvignon Blanc SA will host a Sauvignon Safari with tastings of participating Concours competing wines from around the world.

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South African Sauvignon Blanc snapshot

  • Sauvignon is the best-selling varietal in the domestic market – with 14.3 million litres in 2022 – and the most exported, at 67.7 million litres.
  • Currently, Sauvignon holds a 12.2% share of total area under vine in South Africa and is the second-most planted grape in the country, irrespective of colour.
  • The introduction of Sauvignon to South Africa cannot be precisely dated but it is known that Sauvignon vines were planted at the highly lauded Groot Constantia estate in the late 1880s.
  •  The first commercial Sauvignon varietal wine was produced by Verdun (now Asara) in 1977, with Backsberg and De Wetshof entering the fray in 1980.
  • The oldest existing Sauvignon vineyards (planted in 1965) can be found at Spice Route’s Klein Amoskuil in the Swartland.


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