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In this state, which lies in the deepest southwest of Africa and borders South Africa, some viticulture is practised, but this is naturally limited by the average hot and dry climate. Most of Namibia lies in the tropical summer rainfall zone with irregular, often very heavy rainfall between November and April. During the colonisation period, missionaries planted vines and pressed wine. Today there are three wineries that deserve the name "winery". The "Kristall Kellerei" was founded in 1990, the year Namibia became independent, by the German Kluge family as the first winery. The winery is located in Omaruru, northwest of the capital Windhoek. Colombard and Ruby Cabernet are cultivated on a few hectares, the first harvest was in 1995.

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