Area under Sauvignon Blanc vines in South Africa (% of total area)

Sauvignon Blanc is the third most widely-planted white grape variety in the Cape Winelands.

Sauvignon Blanc as % of total grape plantings - 2009
9.33%
Sauvignon Blanc as % of total grape plantings - 2012
9.46%

Area under Sauvignon Blanc vines around the Globe (% of total area)

How does South Africa compare to other New World wine countries?

Sauvignon Blanc plantings in South Africa (% of total area)
9.46%
Sauvignon Blanc plantings in Australia
4.7%
Sauvignon Blanc plantings in the USA
3.2%
Sauvignon Blanc plantings in Argentina is less than 1%
%

South Africa’s Plantings

There are currently 28 327 040 Sauvignon Blanc vines planted across South Africa, covering a total area of 9 471.87 ha.
The bulk of these plantings can be found in Stellenbosch, Robertson & Malmesbury.

Sauvignon Blanc Exports

Measured in export volume, Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s second highest exported white wine.

Of the total 29 524 733 L exported during 2013, 15 938 804 L were bottled while 13 585 929 L were bulk.

 

Source: SAWIS
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