Western Cape

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Western Cape, the most important of the five geographical units making up south africa’s production areas defined by the country’s wine of origin scheme and accounting for well over 90% of the nation’s vineyards and wineries. (Even the extensive coastal region is a region within it.) On wine labels it generally indicates a multiregional blend.