Paarl, your gateway to Cape Wine Culture
The Paarl Wine Route, renowned for its rich, full-bodied spicy, red wines and crisp white wines, is the second oldest wine route in the country. The area is best known for the quality of its Shiraz, the climate in particular favouring this variety; though Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Viognier and Mourvèdre are increasingly well regarded.
Paarl has played an important role in the establishment of the wine industry in South Africa with the establishment of KWV, the first commercial wine cellar dating back to 1918 and the introduction of cold fermentation to promote wine quality in 1937 by the then owner of Nederburg, Johann Georg Graue (viticulturist, brewer and tea specialist). In 1975 the Nederburg Auction of Rare Cape Wines came about when Günter Brözel, introduced noble late harvest wines. His legendary dessert wine, Edelkeur was and is still offered exclusively at this annual auction. More recently Paarl also made headlines with SA and World firsts with the first bottling of Viognier, a Bordeaux Blend and Nouvelle in South Africa. On the international front Paarl is home to the first white Pinotage, Pinotage fortified desert wine and the first blend of Tempranillo, Tannat and Tinta Amarella.
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