Southern Hemisphere Wines From South Africa And Chile

The wine producing regions of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and the Maipo Valley of Chile are both located at 33 degrees southern latitude. Both include hilly terrain and warm climates, and both produce renowned reds from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Both countries have been producing wines for over 300 years. Whereas South African focuses predominantly on Chenin Blanc as a white grape, Chile is more focused on Sauvignon Blanc. Both also produce often surprisingly crisp Chardonnay wines.

The following is a selection of various wines—whites and reds—from different producers.

Some photographs below were taken by France based wine and lifestyle photographer Laurine Gassian.


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