The Cape Winelands

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South Africa, and especially the greater Cape Town area, is home to one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world. Here you will find international award-winning wines and due to South Africa’s favourable exchange rate, they are very reasonably priced compared to wines of similar quality in other major wine-producing countries. The Cape Winelands was named as one of ten destinations featured on Lonely Planet’s Best Value Destinations in the World for 2020!
Way back in the 18th and 19th centuries the wines of Constantia were consumed by Russian Czars, British Monarchs, Frederic the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Despite 350 years of history, only a few people in Europe and North America are familiar with South African wine. Due to the boycotts of South African products in protest against the country’s system of apartheid, the wine industry received minimal international attention for much of the 20th century. Way back in the 18th and 19th centuries the wines of Constantia (the oldest wine region in South Africa) were one of the most popular globally, consumed by Russian Czars, British Monarchs, Frederic the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte. The iconic Vin de Constance, produced by Klein Constantia, pays tribute to those early wines.

Today, a global leader in best wine practice in terms of traceability, sustainable production and ethical and environmental certification, South Africa is home to over 300 vineyards concentrated around Cape Town. The combination of delicious wines, beautiful landscapes, centuries old architecture and awe-inspiring food; makes wine tasting one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town.

Franschhoek Valley

Home to some of the most famous wine estates, this region was established by the French Huguenot refugees and has been producing wine since the 17th century. The prettiest of the Cape Wineland regions, this small village is blessed by traditional Cape Dutch architecture and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, gourmet restaurants, boutique family vineyards or world class estates, Franschhoek has it all.
Franschhoek Mont Rochelle Cellar

Franschhoek Valley

Home to some of the most famous wine estates, this region was established by the French Huguenot refugees and has been producing wine since the 17th century. The prettiest of the Cape Wineland regions, this small village is blessed by traditional Cape Dutch architecture and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, gourmet restaurants, boutique family vineyards or world class estates, Franschhoek has it all.
Franschhoek Mont Rochelle Cellar

Constantia

Birthplace to Africa’s wine-making industry and home to the oldest estates, Groot Constantia and Klein Constantia. This suburb is only a half-hour drive from Cape Town and conveniently close to other places of interest such as the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Constantia wine valley is not only recognized for its great wine but offers award-winning restaurants too, such as The Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia and La Colombe at Silvermist.
The Constantia offers award-winning restaurants too, such as The Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia and La Colombe at Silvermist.
Stellenbosch Picnic (2)

Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is known for its premium red wines. Mediterranean climate, favourable soils and cool sea breezes have an excellent influence on grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Shiraz. If one of the must do activities on your Summer “to-do” list is a gourmet alfresco meal, then Stellenbosch offers a selection of top vineyard picnics. If art is one of your passions then a visit to the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden is highly recommended.

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