For anyone who thinks South Africa is a newcomer to wine production, guess again. Some of this dizzyingly diverse country’s wineries date back to the 17th century. South African wines tend to be excellent price-to-quality bottles in the United States, which is nice – and it’s even nicer to know that when you buy wine from South African wine regions, you’re supporting one of the most sustainability-forward, ecologically sensitive and ethics-driven wine regions on the planet. The signature grape of South Africa is Chenin Blanc (also known as Vouvray), a gold-skinned beauty with very high acidity, which makes it a great draft pick for sparkling wines, dessert wines and everything in between. But there is a tremendous diversity of cultivars and micro-regions and styles, and something for everyone, so put South Africa on your wine map post-haste.