We're shining the spotlight on the wines of South Africa throughout the month of August. They've been making wine there since the 1650s, but for most of the 20th century, a powerful cooperative called KWV controlled wine production, setting policies and pricing for the entire industry. During much of that time, only wines labeled KWV were imported to the U.S., but coinciding with the collapse of Apartheid and the privatization of KWV, things started to change. World markets opened up and South Africa began attracting international winemakers, signaling a renaissance for that country's wine production.
Join us for tastings throughout the month featuring different wines from South Africa.