Checkers - Better and Better | Red Wine

From South African Wines To International Blends, Our Selection Of Reds Offers An Impressive Choice

From ruby red to violet, the colour of red wine varies as much as its flavour, depending on the varietal or blend. Produced from dark grapes, their full-bodied richness adds a warm glow to the colder months, especially when paired with delicious roasts and hearty stews.

From South Africa's most prestigious estates to great value easy drinking wines, we have a red for every occasion. Have a look at our wine and food pairing suggestions to pull together a memorable meal.

Cabernet Sauvignon

A rich, full-bodied red wine. Flavours: black cherry, pepper, tobacco. Enjoy with: Steakhouse Classic steak. Cheese: Gruyère. Chocolate: dark chocolate. Our range includes: Backsberg, Allesverloren and Tokara.


Medium-bodied red wine. Flavours: plum, raspberry and cedar wood. Enjoy with: Certified Natural Lamb. Cheese: mature Cheddar. Chocolate: milk chocolate. Our range includes: Kleine Zalze, Plaisir de Merle, Leopard’s Leap

Pinot Noir

Elegant and subtle. Flavours: earthy, cherry and strawberry. Enjoy with: pork chops. Cheese: Edam. Chocolate: medium-dark chocolate. Our range includes: Haute Cabrière, Lautural from Romania and more.


Red wine unique to South Africa. Flavours: red berry, banana, coffee. Enjoy with: venison or gourmet boerie rolls. Cheese: pecorino. Chocolate: bittersweet chocolate. Our range includes: Diemersfontein, KWV, Beyerskloof.


Spicy and full-bodied. Flavours: blueberry, liquorice, pepper, clove. Enjoy with: lemon-roasted Certified Natural lamb. Cheese: Parmesan. Chocolate: dark chocolate. Our range includes: Lourensford, Spier, Nederburg and Zandvliet.

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