Ciatti South Africa
Our Ciatti South Africa office was opened in Stellenbosch in July 2005. With a corporate Ciatti track record of over forty years and South Africa’s consistent annual crop yields, quality and availability of its international varietals, we’re excited to share our experience, passion and what South Africa has to offer with our international clients. We know that flexibility and quality go hand in hand, so we source quality wines at competitive prices, promote direct relationships between Sellers & Buyers and offer outstanding service on import/export logistics, strategic planning and general after-sales communication.
Since 2016 we also, together with our USA craft hops & provisions company, John Fearless, source the finest South African craft hops, and trade these and other international hops varietals, oak barrels, fruit purees and concentrates from around the world and deliver them directly to our craft brewing clients.
P.O. Box 176, 22 Techno Avenue
Cotillion Place, Section 4
Techno Park, Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa
About South African Wine
Wines from South Africa are impressively good in value, while blending elegant power in food friendly varieties. The country has been producing wine since the 17th century, which was initiated by the Dutch Cape Colony governors. Constantia’s sweet wine was considered one of the most prized in the world at one period of time. South Africa’s most influential wine regions are located around Stellenbosch and Paarl.
From bold reds to full bodied whites, the country has many fine wines to offer. Steen, also known as Chenin Blanc, is the countries local white grape variety that’s capable of making quite dry, sweet wines. Pinotage is South Africa’s red grape variety, which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault. This grape keeps critics in question, while it still offers single-variety offerings not to mention a key to Cape Blends. South Africa’s top reds include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux-like blends.
The country is located at the Southern area of Africa. Most of South Africa’s wine regions are located near the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The regions are mainly a Mediterranean climate that experiences large amounts of sunlight, heat, and dryness. The winter months are wet and cold with occasional snowfall at South Africa’s higher elevations. Most of the country’s wine regions find their growing season to flourish throughout November and April.