The wine routes of South Africa are incredibly unique. With sprawling vineyards opening into the wilderness to wine houses built in a European fashion, winelands tours promise to unveil the history, culture and prolific wine-making techniques of South Africa.
The dynamic city of Cape town is host to an impressive mix of cultures and similarly offers a cosmopolitan setting for your next wine holiday. The town is also well-located; just a short car ride away from the major wine producing regions of South Africa. A typical Cape winelands tour will take you through a picturesque route to the wineries in Paarl, Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Each of these regions are distinct in terms of their wine making techniques and points of interest. Some of the wine farms would even skip the cellar visits and instead let you spend more time strolling through their vineyards to understand the origins of their wines.
It should come as no surprise then that a visit to a Franschhoek wine farm will be a memorable experience combining French art-de-vivre, delicious, innovative cuisine and superb wines.
Stellenbosch is, arguably, the 'home of South African wine', and with its winelands tour awaiting you less than 30 minutes away from the Cape Town International Airport, it is the perfect spot to begin your exploration of the country’s wine regions. Start off by joining an insightful wine and get ready to discover all the wonders of this area. If wine tasting in Stellenbosch is the first item on your “things to do in South Africa” list, then you are in luck: you will have plenty of opportunities to do so while visiting the country’s unofficial capital of wine tourism.
Franschhoek is especially celebrated for two things: it is the “French Corner” of South Africa, and it is widely considered the country’s Culinary Capital. It should come as no surprise then that a visit to a Franschhoek wine farm will be a memorable experience combining French art-de-vivre, delicious, innovative cuisine and superb wines.
The region of Paarl is known as one of the largest wine producing regions in South Africa known for its Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz, to name a few. Your Cape Town winelands tour will take you to the major wards in this region like Wellington, Voor and Paardeberg.
The region of Constantia is known for its sweet wine called ‘Vin de Constance’ made from Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains. There is a long list of famous wineries that you can visit during one of the winelands tours, and you will surely be surprised with the area’s natural beauty.
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