The first wine in South Africa was produced back in the 17th century from European vines imported by the Dutch. Thanks to their unique terroir, they adapted well and began to produce fruit with an original bouquet. Red and white dry wines from South Africa are always sweeter than their Old World counterparts, and the bouquet is dominated by notes of fruit and herbs. There are also hints of ground coffee, chocolate, nutmeg, violets, cedar and spices. The best South African wines are produced in the regions of Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Constance and Paarl. Gastronomic combinations of wines are created any way: meat, game, poultry, fish, a wide range of vegetable dishes, cheeses.