South Africa's wild north west

Over the rest of the week I will be publishing reviews of the hundreds of other wines I tasted in South Africa. See South African excitement – reds and South African excitement – the rest.

During my recent week in South Africa, I went on a fascinating road trip to an area of Cape winelands that has been supplying top-quality grapes for some highly rated wines but on whose name few can agree.

Anyone who has studied the recent exciting evolution of South Africa will know that the buzzword is Swartland, the extensive, dry, wheat-growing region north and west...