The Pinotage is to South Africa as Nanaimo bars are to Canada. The Pinotage is a grape that was bred by crossing Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes way back in 1925. While you are no doubt familiar with Pinot Noir, Cinsault is not a commonly known grape. It is commonly grown in the French Hermitage region and thus the name Pino, from Pinot and tage from Hermitage. In the 1960’s South African Pinotage made heads turn in the wine world when it won many International Awards. With Apartheid now passed this wine is regaining its popularity. South African Pinotage is medium bodied with low tannins. Try one this month. We also have a Cellar Craft South African Pinotage with a Crushed Grape pack.