Durbanville Wine Valley
Cool sea breezes, the hot sun, and the vista of rolling hills while wining and dining at award-winning estates – welcome to the Durbanville Wine Valley.
The Valley has over recent years established itself as a popular wine route, further cementing Cape Town as the wine-growing capital of South Africa. Cape Town has been a wine-growing region since 1659.
The area, with its special micro-climate, lends itself to producing noble cultivars. Its award-winning wines and beautifully appointed restaurants would appeal to any gastronome.
Before being renamed Durbanville in 1886, the area was known as Pampoenkraal (pumpkin corral) and was home to a few farms. Travellers would stop at Pampoenkraal to replenish their water and food supplies. After starting off as a cattle- and wheat-producing area, farmers planted vines in the later 17th to 18th century.
Today one of the coolest wine-growing regions, produces a number of noble cultivars in an exceptional micro-climate. The area is home to 12 outstanding wine farms, restaurants and hotels, and is halfway between Cape Town and Stellenbosch.
Even though it takes a mere 20 minutes to get from the very busy Cape Town city centre to the Durbanville Wine Valley, the area is rich in country scenery and farm-style hospitality.
- Phone: 021 915 4080
- Website: www.durbanvillewine.co.za
- Physical Address: Various Wine Estates in the Valley
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