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Wine Routes

Explore some of the most famous wine routes close to Cape Town.

Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley truly is Cape Town’s Vineyard.

It is a region with a winemaking history that dates back to 1685 and which boasts 8 award-winning wine estates, Groot Constantia, Steenberg Vineyards, Constantia Uitsig, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Eagles Nest, Constantia Glen and Silvermist Vineyards. All are within 15 kilometres of the city centre.

Nestled beneath the Table Mountain National Park and commanding vistas of the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain ranges Constantia is the ideal place to base yourself when in Cape Town.

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Franchhoek Wine Route

The fertile Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to some of South Africa’s noble cultivars and classic styles. These range from superb 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 can all be enjoyed during a trip along the Franschhoek MCC Route.

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Helderberg Wine Route

The Helderberg Wine Route is also a tour of 20 wine farms and chaired by Bennie Avenant. If you join the tour during the month of June, you can include the “Taste of Helderberg” show which has a limited capacity of 500 persons. During this wine show, you get to sample the Helderberg wines and gourmet dishes that complement each wine. In 2012, the show was held on the 7th of June at the Lord Charles Hotel.

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Paarl Wine Route

The Paarl Wine Route, renowned for its rich, full-bodied, spicy red and crisp white wines, is the second oldest in the country. The area is best known for the quality of its Shiraz, the climate in particular favouring this variety. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Viognier and Mourvedre are increasingly well regarded.

Paarl is also home to a couple of Craft breweries, olives and olive oil producers.

Dont'miss the Paarl Wine Route 62 to discover the diversity of this beautiful wine valley. Cape Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering the shorter, scenic alternative to the N2 highway.

Stellenbosch Wine Route

One of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape.
We represent more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. The Greek philosopher Plato remarked : ‘Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine has even been granted by the gods to man’. Enjoy your Stellenbosch Wine Routes experience!

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Swartland Wine Route

Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route, established in 1986, offers visitors the kind of country comfort and hospitality that quickly sweeps away the stress of city living. Each producer on the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route offers guests a uniquely different experience. Its 20 members include cooperatives, private cellars, garagistes and wine merchants.

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