Poor Wine Regions?

a great image from a South Africa winerySo I am a member of an international wine of the month club and have found some interesting wines from unexpected places.  South Africa, most of us know at this point in the wine industry, produces some nice wine including Pinotage, which is both rather unique as well as being native to the region.

Given that we talk about wine as well as economic development of poorer African countries, I wonder if they can’t find some way to create a large African growing region.  I mean, given the social justice thing happening in the United States, as well as part of Africa being so close to the major consumption centers of Europe-there has got to be a ton of opportunity to create value for Africans here don’t you think?