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Abbreviations used throughout our guide

  • % alc Percentage alcohol by volume
  • 1stB First bottled vintage
  • BEE Black Economic Empowerment
  • BWI Biodiversity & Wine Initiative / WWF-SA Conservation Champion
  • WWF SA Conservation Champion
  • BYO Bring your own (wine, picnic)
  • Cs Cases
  • CWG Cape Winemakers Guild
  • CWM Cape Wine Master
  • Est Date established
  • g/l Grams per litre
  • IPW Integrated Production of Wine
  • IWC International Wine Challenge
  • IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • LBV Late Bottled Vintage
  • Malo Malolactic fermentation
  • MCC M├ęthode cap classique (Sparkling)
  • MW Master of Wine
  • NLH Noble Late Harvest
  • NV Non-vintage. Year of harvest not stated on label
  • RS Residual sugar
  • SAA South African Airways (selected for First or Premium Class)
  • SLH Special Late Harvest
  • Veritas SA National Bottled Wine Show
  • WIETA Wine & Agricultural Ethical Trade Association
  • WO Wine of Origin
  • cabernet/cab cabernet sauvignon
  • pinot pinot noir
  • chenin chenin blanc
  • sauvignon/sauv sauvignon blanc
  • touriga touriga nacional
  • tinta tinta barocca