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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Worcester, warm inland wine district within the Breede River Valley region in south africa. This extensive, fertile district beyond the Du Toitskloof Mountains and within the Breede River Valley region produces about 12% of the national wine crop. Generally warm and dependent on irrigation, the region used to be heavily dependent on Colombard and Chenin Blanc but Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Shiraz have all become relatively important too.