Our Favourite Wine Routes In South Africa
South Africa has some of the world’s best wine routes with its expansive beauty that takes your breath away. From the Western Cape to Gauteng, there are a number of options for the ultimate wine experience.
There are so many gems just waiting to be explored. We take a look at some of them today!
The Constantia Wine Route
If you visit the Constantia Wine Route, you are in for a surprise. There you will discover fantastic wine among the fynbos and Constantiaberg Mountains.
The wine route consists of eight wine estates. Winemaking dates back to the late 1600s in the area. It is considered a world class destination by locals and travelers alike.
The Vaal River Meander Wine Route
We know the main point of a wine route is to sit back and relax, but if you take on this route you’ll find something a little different.
You can experience a speedboat trip in Gauteng whilst drinking some of the finest wine. There’s even a fantastic wine tasting event during July and August every year. On top of this, the route also includes 17 luxury venues where you can taste wines.
The Wine Tram
A unique wine experience for those seeking something different. If you’re in the Franschoek area in the Western Cape, then this is definitely for you.
The Wine Tram allows you to travel along a narrow track that was originally used for the transportation of fruit for various vineyards. Now you can experience wine whilst travelling in the one of the most unusual forms of a transport, a tram. Plus you can explore a number of different wine estates all by hopping on and off the wine tram whenever you feel like it.
Paarl Wine Route
The Paarl Wine Route is considered South Africa’s second oldest wine route and is located in Cape Town. The route consists of close to 70 wine producers from the Drakenstein area.
The wine route is home to some of the biggest names in South African wine and is certainly worth a visit.
The Darling Wine Route
The Darling Wine Route is made up of independent wine estates and is well-known for producing some of the best sauvignon blancs within South Africa.
Add to the mix seasoned wild flowers and a talented community of artists, then you have a wine route like no other.
Sutherland Wine Route
Situated in a former apple farm, in the coastal region of Elgin, Sutherland is southeast of Cape Town. With a cool coastal climate, the wine route is something entirely different.
Part of the Overberg region and completely surrounded by mountains, Sutherland is home to endangered protea species, former fruit orchards and many varieties of flora and fauna. Wines from the region are typically sauvignon blancs and chardonnays. These white wanes take on the aromatic and intense fruit flavours as a result of their surroundings.
Add to this, that the wine route is situated close to the Indian Ocean and you get an altogether unique wine experience set apart from the likes of Stellenbosch and other Cape wine routes.
These are wine routes that the casual wine drinker or connoisseur can enjoy. You will find something to suit your tastes on any of these wine routes.
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