South Africa’s top 10 fastest-growing grape plantings

9. Ugni Blanc (Trebbiano)

2011: 80.34 ha

2015: 157.15 ha

Number of hectares added: 76.81

% change: 95.6%

Also known as Trebbiano, an additional 76 hectares of Ugni Blanc has been planted since 2011. It is most commonly known for its use in the production of Cognac and Armagnac. In South Africa it’s typically used in the production of brandy and in bulk white blends.

Fun fact: The earliest mention of Trebbiano is to be found in Plinty the Elder’s Naturalis Historia under the name vinum trebulanum, which is where its name is believed to derive. 

One Response to “South Africa’s top 10 fastest-growing grape plantings”

  1. Isaac says:

    I want to farm grape in Ghana, I want the one that is very sweet without seed.
    Could you please help me with contacts in South Africa where I can get grape plant to develop my seeding for planting.

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