SA suipers will have a go at anything ... as long as it’s wine
If you have the time and patience, there are certainly wines worth tracking down and leaving to age
Many countries have their go-to grapes, and the red and white varieties that perform well are popular among local consumers and reflect in some way domestic market tastes — or the expectations of export markets.
In Spain, you would find tempranillo and Grenache (or garnacha, as it’s called there), in Argentina it would be Malbec, in Australia it’s shifted from Grenache to Shiraz in the past 50 years, and in New Zealand it’s still sauvignon blanc. ..