South Africa’s top 10 fastest-growing grape plantings

7. Roobernet


2011: 137.43 ha

2015: 222.05 ha

Number of hectares added: 84.62

% change: 61.6%

Indigenous to South Africa, Roobernet is a cross between Pontac and Cabernet Sauvignon, created by Professor Christiaan Johannes Orffer of the University of Stellenbosch. The variety was engineered to thrive in a warmer climate without the need for much irrigation. It’s commonly used in red blends in South Africa, often with Pinotage – a blend unique to the country.

Fun fact: It was officially recognised as a variety in 1990 in South Africa and is similar in style to Cabernet Sauvignon.

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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