Category: Wine Importer
Country: United States
Cape Port & Wine Challenge
The Southern tip of Africa has always lured intrepid travellers to her shores, with the brave Portuguese mariners being the first to round this treacherous landmark & the Dutch being the first to settle at the Cape in 1652.
Jan van Riebeek was so convinced by the agricultural possibilities offered by its verdant soils and Mediterranean climate, that the very first vines were planted in 1655 and the first Cape wines crafted on the 2nd February 1659.
A legacy of crafting fine wines at the Cape has continued ever since, with a myriad of varietals grown and styles crafted from the Cape’s grapes for the past 350 years, including traditional “Port”-styled fortified wines.