Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Jun 11, 2010 Fairview Wines Goats do Roam Red 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCoastal Regions, South Africa $15-19 fairview.co.za wosa.co.zaWorld Cup! In honour of this grand football zenith, drink will be reviewing a number of South African products over the next couple of weeks. You may know all your choice teams and picked the players for your pool, but have you given much thought to the massive South Africa wine industry? According to the Wines of South Africa (WOSA) website, the country currently has 101 958 hectares (2007) under vines for wine production. The 2008 harvest is estimated at 787.2 million litres, 56.8 million litres up from the 2007 figure of 730.4 million litres. South Africa produces 2.9% of the world’s wine and ranks as number nine in overall volume production (2005). While admittedly few of those bottles show up in our stores (and even fewer premium bottlings), there are a few you should become friendly with.Like Goats! This tongue-in-cheeky blend is the best selling South African red in North America. A riff on France’s Cotes du Rhone blends, this mélange is mainly Shiraz, with Cinsaut, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan – whew! The result? No gamy goat here – just meaty, ripe black cherry and dusty herbal flavours with an earthy anise finish. This medium-bodied mix will suit a variety of meat and game dishes – try a grilled pork or veal chop with lentils, or, if you dare find it, goat stew.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)By Treve Ring, Online DRINK EditorJune 11, 2010Red WineSouth AfricaWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.