Sunday, 18 February 2018
<h2>Olifant's River Region</h2> &nbsp; <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">Olifant’s River is a region in the Western Cape of South Africa which is defined by the very long river that runs through it. The region is very heavily irrigated around the river, and there are a large number of citrus and tea groves in the area, as well as orchards with a variety of fruit.</p> &nbsp; <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">The river provides much of the liquid in the area as the region has significantly low rainfall. This is reflected in the sandy soil which covers large swathes of the area, although there are also some patches of red clay which give some wines a very earthy taste.</p> &nbsp; <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">The region itself has plenty of warm-to-cool winds which allow vines which need cool evenings to properly grow to flourish in the region. For more difficult vines, the wine farmers of the Olifant’s River Region rely on modern technologies and methods to ensure that their wine is the best available.</p>