Wines of Africa
In Tanzania, organic wine is produced at 1100m above sea level, resulting in quality wines with intense bouquets and personality. The wines are virtually free of acetic acidity, thanks to the optimal conditions in which the grapes ripen.Eastern Africa
Tej, also known as honey wine, is a deliciously unique drink only common to Ethiopia and Eritrea and is normally hard to find in the states with the exception of select restaurants.Northern Africa
The history of wine in countries like Morocco and Tunisia can be traced back thousands of years to the Roman Empire's presence in the region. Given the countries' Mediterranean climate, including abundant sun and dry air, it provides ideal conditions for wine production. Following traditions in French winemaking, vintners have produced a unique and flavorful assortment of wines. The countryside around Meknes, in the middle Atlas foothills of Morocco, produces popular and impressive wines.Western Africa
Palm wine is an incredibly important and popular beverage in West Africa that is consumed by more than 10 million people. Most palm wine is made from raphia palms. It is normally consumed in a variety of flavors (ranging from sweet to sour.) In Nigeria, these delicious wines are most popularly known as Emu or Ogogora while in Ghana, palm wine is affectionately known as Nsafufuo.Southern Africa
Southern Africa’s primary wine market, South Africa, the 8th largest wine producing country in the world, is the continent’s leader in terms of notoriety and volume. Over 100,000 hectares of land is used for wine production.