Watch and Learn: Get to know Cabernet Sauvignon with Vino Noir

Friday, 3 September, 2021
The Vino Noir Gents are back, and learning about wine has never been more entertaining and fun. Join dynamic duo Qhama and Thulani from VINO NOIR as they chat through more about the red grape variety - Cabernet Sauvignon and what it is. #CabernetDay

We are excited to share all the fun and informative content around Cabernet Sauvignon with you our environment. 

If you're a newbie to wine or just want to up your wine cred,'s new Learn space is a good start with information on all major grape varieties found in South Africa and educational videos to help you watch and learn. 

Our friends from Vino Noir will help you get to know Cabernet in a fun way, watch below:

Some facts about Cabernet Sauvignon:

  • Cabernet is the most planted red grape in SA with 11% of the total vine plantings in South Africa.
  • ​The exact date is unsure, but Cabernet probably arrived in SA two centuries ago. It has been associated with premium single variety wines since the 1920’s.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon will always be high in tannins. They are necessary to provide enough backbone, structure, and harmony to the wine. Tannins also help the wine age for decades. They’ll also often show herbaceous notes (green pepper) from the high levels of methoxypyrazines.

Learn more about Cabernet Sauvignon's flavour profile and food pairing ideas on

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