Our selection of Cinsault offers a glimpse into South Africa's rich winemaking history. This grape has been grown in South Africa since the 19th century and was traditionally used as a blending grape. Nowadays, it is being used to produce delicious and distinctive single-varietal wines. South African Cinsault wines are known for their light-to-medium body, bright acidity, and soft tannins, making them an ideal choice for pairing with a range of dishes or enjoying on its own. Cinsault also played an important role in the creation of South Africa's signature grape variety, Pinotage. Because it easily thrives in our climate, South African viticulturist Abraham Perold crossed Cinsault (then known as Hermitage) with Pinot Noir in an attempt to create a grape variety that was better suited to the country's climate and soil. Our collection of South African Cinsault includes wines from established producers as well as up-and-coming winemakers who are exploring the grape's full potential.