Stellenbosch is the oldest and most established wine route in South Africa, dating back to 1971. It is known throughout the world as a region that continuously produces wine of the highest quality. The vibrant student atmosphere and Cape Dutch architecture contributes to its unique charm. It has also won more wine awards per capita/wine than any other region in the country. Stellenbosch is the home of Kanonkop, Meerlust,Tokara, Rustenberg, Thelema and Rust & Vrede to name but a few. Explore it on our Private Stellenbosch-Franschhoek Winelands Tour or our Private 3 Day Wine Tour!
Constantia is the historic hub and where wine farming started in South Africa. It is the closest wine route to Cape Town and with its cool climate due to it being situated between False Bay and the icy Atlantic Ocean it is perfect for producing amazing white wines, especially Sauvignon Blanc. Constantia is home to famous estates such as Groot and Klein Constantia, Steenberg and Buitenverwachting. Explore it on our Private Cape of Good Hope & Constantia Winelands Tour!
Durbanville might not be that well known but with its closeness to the cool Atlantic Ocean and its fertile Hutton and Clovelly soils it produces wines of the highest order. The Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Shiraz from this area are very popular. Durbanville is home to De Grendel, Diemersdal, Ntida, Meerendal amongst others. Explore it on one of our Private Wine Tours!
Franschhoek lies in a beautiful contained valley. This picturesque little town was founded by the French Huguenots in 1688. The town has become a popular tourist destination with boutique guest houses and many of the Cape's best restaurants, not forgetting the great wines. Local wine cellars include La Motte, Cape Chamonix, Cabrière, and Boekenhoutskloof. Explore it on our Private Stellenbosch-Franschhoek Winelands Tour or our Private 3 Day Wine Tour!
The Robertson Wine Valley is home to some first class wines and is without a doubt one of the most scenic wine routes in the country. The valley is blessed with perfect climatic and soil conditions that are ideal for wine making. Graham Beck are producing superb Methode Cap Classique; Springfield, Zandvliet and Kranskop are bottling some wonderful full-bodied reds. Explore it on one of our Private Wine Tours!
Paarl, another of the Cape’s historical towns, is situated in the scenic Berg River Valley flanked by the Paarl Mountains and the impressive Drakenstein range. It's cold wet winters and hot dry summers help create full ripe grapes and disease free vineyards. Paarl is best known for producing superb Shiraz but some fine Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc are also bottled. The local wineries include the ever popular Nederberg and KWV as well as Glen Carlou and Laborie. Explore it on our 3 Day Wine Tour!
The Swartland wine route stretches from Piketberg in the north down to Malmesbury in the south and also includes Riebeek-Kasteel and Riebeek-Wes. The Swartland is one of the lesser known wine destinations but is home to some top rate wine estates that produce high quality wines. Lately it has become very popular also outside of South Africa as some of the most amazing Cape wines are produced there. Cellars in the area that are well worth a visit include Mullineux, AA Badenhorst Family Wines, Kloovenburg and the award winning Sadie Family Wines. Explore it on one of our Private Wine Tours!
The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is fast becoming one of the most popular Cape wine routes. With its stunning views, brilliant award winning wines and fantastic restaurants. The 'terroir' (soil and climatic conditions) along with the cool Atlantic breezes are perfectly suited to produce Pinot Noirs and Savignon Blancs of the highest quality. Some of the famous wine estates include Bouchard Finlayson, Hamilton Russell, Ataraxia and Storms. Explore it on one of our Private Wine Tours!
Elgin is part of the so-called Cape South Coast and is actually located on the way to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley coming from Cape Town. The valley is dominated by fruit farming, and amazing South African wines. The cooler climate wines from Elgin have made a name for themselves. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from wine estates such as Almenkerk, Iona and Paul Cluver contribute to the great reputation of this small wine region. Explore it on one of our Private Wine Tours!