wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Paarl

Winegrowing area (District) in South Africa, named after the city 50 km northeast of Cape Town. It belongs to the Coastal Region and includes the Wards Vor Paardeberg and Wellington. The name means "pearl", which refers to the granite mountain "Paarl Rock" at the foot of the city. It sparkles like a pearl after rainfall in the sunshine. On top of the mountain rises the "Taal Monument", formed by white columns, which is dedicated to the Afrikaans language, which is mainly spoken in South Africa. Towards the end of the 17th century emigrated French Huguenots came to the area and brought their extensive knowledge of viticulture with them. They founded viticulture there and in Stellenbosch. The town of Paarl was founded by them in 1717. This is the seat of the largest cooperative KWV (Kooperatiewe Wijnbowers Vereniging van Zuid Afrika).

Voices of our members

Thorsten Rahn

The Wine lexicon helps me to stay up to date and refresh my knowledge. Thank you for this Lexicon that will never end in terms of topicality! That's what makes it so exciting to visit more often.

Thorsten Rahn
Restaurantleiter, Sommelier, Weindozent und Autor; Dresden

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,898 Keywords · 46,878 Synonyms · 5,330 Translations · 31,235 Pronunciations · 179,529 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU