Italian winery Chorin has recently added two new South African wines to its portfolio, one a Sauvignon Blanc and the other a Syrah from the southernmost tip of Africa.
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Known as Lands End, these two wines are labeled Cape South Coast in origin, but the grapes are primarily sourced from the Cape Ugarles appellation, a cool climate wine region at the southernmost tip of Africa.
Grapes are sourced from multiple growers, sustainably grown and vinified in a Fair Trade approved winery.
The wines first entered the U.S. market through Chorin"s subsidiary, 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits, which priced them at $11 per bottle.
The latest Gomberg Frederikson report in September reported that South African wine sales in the U.S. were up 16 percent year-over-year.
While many consumers may not be familiar with this wine region, more American customers are realizing the value of South African wines, said Shawn Balzano, national sales director for 1821 Fine Wines & Spirits. We are excited to announce that we are the first wine merchant in the U.S. to offer premium wines from this emerging region, which are cool climate wines at a great price.