My 15 South African Wine Highlights UNDER £30

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If you have been following my stories, you would know that I was lucky to experience a magical two weeks in Capetown and the nearby wine region of Franschhoek.

It is soooo hard to pick my vinous highlights as I tasted so many incredible bottles. I deliberately chose wines from lesser known winemakers/ regions for UK drinkers, most of which were new to me and also which offered a wide range of styles to appreciate. I still believe that South African wine is some of the best value wine in the UK – alongside Chile and Eastern Europe. I am just disappointed that I don’t seem to have had any Pinotage during this 2 week wine whirlwind – I guess I will just have to go back!

£20 or under

White Bordeaux admirers: @quoinrock  Namysto Sauvignon Blanc £14.99 @winebuyers

Super Expressive Albarino: Newton Johnson £19.50 @ewwines

White Rhone lovers: Bosman Adama White £10.50 @coopuk

Big Chard drinkers: Hartenberg Chardonnay £15.00

Opulent Viognier: Lynx Viognier 14.99 @carteduvin_uk

Elegant and Gastronomic Rose: Noble Hill Mourvedre Rose £13.99 @carteduvin_uk

Pretty Pinot Noir equivalent: Natte Valleij Cinsault £20 @museumwines

Bold Northern Rhone fans: Thokozani Syrah Viognier £11.06 @home_of_wine

The Party Bordeaux Blend: Magnum of Vilafonte Seriously Old Dirt £40 @waitrosecellar

Stunning Vintage Fizz: Boschendal Grande Cuvee 2015 £20 @thesavanna

£20 – £30 Options

Subtly Seductive Viognier: Lismore Age of Grace £23.00

Natural Textured Chardonnay: Craven £22.00 @uncharted_wines

Chenin for foodies: Anysbos Disdit 26.00 @woodwinters

A must Try: Thorne and Daughters Old Vine Paper Kite Semillon £27.00

Long lunch Rose Bubbles: Colmant Brut Rose £26.99 @museumwines

It is impossible to recount ALL the wine which was ‘tasted’, but I hope these 15 highlights which offer superb value and are ALL available in the UK!

What have been some of your South African highlights? If you want to ask for other reccs/ have other questions – I would love to be of South African wine service!