Encompassing eight districts and 17 wards within South Africa’s Western Cape, the Coastal Region includes South Africa’s top wine-producing regions: Franschhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Swartland.As the heart and historic birthplace of the South African wine industry, the Coastal Region contains altogether half of South Africa’s land under vine within its borders. Its boundaries follow the Atlantic coastline from northern Darling as far south as Cape Point and False Bay, and inland as far as the warm regions of Tulbagh and Wellington. Ocean and mountain take turns cooling and shielding the region’s vineyards, though the climate warms as one moves inland; there is a marked difference between the delicate white wines of Constantia (near Cape Town) and the burly reds of desert-like Paarl. Chenin Blanc is still one of the region’s most prominent grapes, along with Bordeaux and Southern Rhône Valley red varietals; the nation’s signature grape, Pinotage (a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir), has its dedicated growers and fans. 2004 Dixon's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon
The beautiful red color promises the healthy wine lover a new experience with complex aromas of red berries, blackcurrants, and the indigenous Proteas growing on the terroir. The distinctive soft, smooth entry of the wine is complemented with chocolate and liquorice on the finish.