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Three South African Wines You Need to Try


Pour yourself a glass.

An environmental pioneer launched in 2000, Tamboerskloof created a green water-treatment method on its farm that's now used by 100 other wineries. Its Katharien rose was voted South Africa's top rose last year, and its stylishly designed bottles look great at any dinner party.

Similar to Fairvalley's model, Thokozani is 80% worker-owned. Its SMV blend--a mix of shiraz, mourvedre, and viognier grapes--is a rich, plummy red with a hint of smokiness that's a no-brainer for anything grilled, especially red meat.

House of Mandela
Is any name more synonymous with social justice than Nelson Mandela? House of Mandela, run by his daughter Makaziwe and granddaughter Tukwini, is continuing the activist's legacy with a range of wines sourced from around the country, including a citrusy Thembu chardonnay.

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