Watch and Learn: Celebrate #PinotageDay by getting to know this proudly South African red grape variety with Vino Noir

Friday, 8 October, 2021
Join dynamic duo Qhama and Thulani from Vino Noir as they chat through more about the red grape variety - Pinotage and what it is.

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

Saturday, 9 October is #PinotageDay and the perfect time to celebrate our local wine grape that has come such a long way since its beginnings in 1925.

Pinotage is the third most planted red grape in South Africa. It makes up 7.2% of all the South African vine plantings, coming in before Merlot and behind Shiraz. Paarl, Swartland and Stellenbosch all have close to 2,000 hectares each, followed by Robertson at 875 hectares.

Stellenbosch Farmer’s Winery were the first to use the name Pinotage on a label in 1961, to market the 1959 champion Pinotage of Bellevue Estate under the Lanzerac brand.

Our friends from Vino Noir will help you learn more about Pinotage in a fun way, watch below:

And see below what they think of our TASTE OF PINOTAGE pack, with 6 carefully selected Pinotages for you to explore and enjoy, and then come back to stock up on those that really work for you.


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

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Qhama and Thulani from VINO NOIR
Qhama and Thulani from VINO NOIR

Taste of Pinotage
Taste of Pinotage

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