If you’ve been to a wine store or restaurant lately, you may have noticed that South African wines are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, South Africa has become the fifth largest exporter of wine in the world. So, what’s behind this surge in popularity? Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Why South African Wine is Taking Over the World
South African wine exports have increased by 11% in the last year alone. The United States is now the biggest market for South African wine, with exports increasing by 22% in the last year. But it’s not just the United States that’s falling in love with South African wine; Canada, China, and the United Kingdom are all seeing significant increases in South African wine imports as well.
So, what’s driving this growth?
There are a few factors. First of all, South Africa is home to some of the oldest vines in the world. The country also has a diverse range of climates and soil types, which means that there is a wide variety of wines being produced. And finally, thanks to improved production techniques, South African wines are better than ever before.
Looking for new wine?
If you’re looking for a new wine to try, why not give a South African wine a chance? With exports increasing around the world, it’s clear that other people are already on board. Cheers!