In South Africa, the rainbow country, winemaking history dates back more than 300 years. As the cultures of Africa, Europe and Asia have met and mingled, the South African wines form a composition of the tradition of the Old World and the contemporary styles of the New World.
South Africa has 5 wine regions, namely, the Coastal, Olifants River, Boberg, Breede River Valley and Little Karoo. They are divided into 14 wine districts. About 4,500 primary producers cultivate over 250,000 acres of vineyards.