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Baboons enjoy the finer things in life – including Pinot Noir!

Hundreds of wild baboons have been feasting on grapes grown in the vineyards outside Cape Town, but the animals won’t devour any old variety! Oh no!

To the dismay of the region’s winemakers, the unwanted visitors prefer sweet pinot noir grapes, which sell for far more than merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The animals also like . . . → Read More: Baboons enjoy the finer things in life – including Pinot Noir!

Wines of South Africa

South Africa has many fantastic varieties of wine but can claim her own grape variety in the Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Cinsault). Pinotage first came about in 1925 by Dr. Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch!

South Africa is also notable as the second home of . . . → Read More: Wines of South Africa