The French Corner of South Africa, Franschhoek has a strong wine culture. The entire region is dotted with quaint boutique wineries to the iconic ones living up to the rich history of wine production in one of the oldest settlements of South Africa.
The exquisite wines produced in the historic and modern wineries surrounded by some of the oldest vineyards is of interest to wine aficionados across the world. The choices for wine tasting seem endless and there are incredible wineries across the region to explore.
Many of the reputed wineries also offer interesting pairings such as Bubbly and Nougat pairing, Italian Cheese and Wine pairing mention a few. The tastings can also be organized in the perfect setting of the sprawling vineyards and can be combined with an exceptional gourmet experience.
The Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to some of South Africa’s classic wine styles. The varieties range from whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, to the full-bodied reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The area also produces some of the country’s extraordinary Méthode Cap Classiques, which are South African sparkling wines made in the traditional French method.
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