The wine growing area (Ward) in South Africa
, named after the small town of the same name, belongs to the District Paarl
(Coastal Region) and is located north of the town of Paarl. The hot climate favours the production of red wines from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage
varieties. Specialities are noble sweet dessert wines from Gewürztraminer and port wine like products. The most famous wineries are Bovlei, Claridge, Linton Park, Mont du Toit
(with German participation), Wamakers Vallei and Wellington Wynkelder.