Paarl – Wine Pearls from South Africa
The wine region of Paarl is regarded as the pearl of South Africa – in the truest sense of the word, after all, it owes its name to Paarl Mountain, which shimmers like a pearl in the light of the sun. In Paarl, it is not only the landscape around the Drakenstein Montains that impresses – discover top-class wine estates with creations for every wine lover.
Paarl - South Africa’s Pearl
The Paarl Wine Route as well as the town Paarl itself are situated approximately 50km away from Cape Town in the valley of the Berg River, surrounded by the majestic Paarl Mountain and the impressive Drakenstein Mountain Range. The wine cultivation area is therefore north of Stellenbosch. Founded in 1717, Paarl is the largest city in the heart of the Cape Province and the third-eldest European settlement in South Africa. The Afrikaans name Paarl means pearl and this is exactly what the town as well as the wineries are after a hard time at the end of the last century. The first settlers named their settlement after the Paarl Mountain, an impressive granite rock which shimmers like a pearl in sunlight.
20 wineries around Paarl have teamed up to form the Paarl Wine Route, amongst others renowned wineries such as Nederburg or Fairview. The Paarl Wine Route is also called the Red Route since its red wines are legendary. Excellent red wines made from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Merlot and Shiraz turned the Paarl Route and the wines into a household name.
Excellent Terroir at the Paarl Wine Route
Alongside the Wine Route around Paarl, the Mediterranean climate and the different soils offer ideal conditions for wine cultivation. In close proximity to the mountain, the soil is rich in granite whilst in other parts, it features sandier structures. This makes for varied soil conditions which is perfect for the selection of the optimal location.
The Berg River provides the valley with water through which the vines located close to the mountain are always supplied with sufficient water. Only in the valley, the winemakers have to additionally irrigate on hot summer days.
Content: 0.75 Liter (€47.93* / 1 Liter)
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Paarl South Africa Wine for Gourmets
We have Paarl South Africa wine for wine lovers and those aspiring to be. Choose from a great range of Paarl winery wines and discover your new favourite wine. Due to the love for detail and the winemakers’ laborious cultivation methods, Paarl South Africa is considered an upcoming region of the country. International awards confirm this impressively.