Wineries

The birth of the South African wine industry was in the Cape with the Constantia valley in Cape Town being the cradle of the wine industry and boasting the oldest wine farm in South Africa.

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People come from all over the world to sample South African wine, for good reason. Many of the best wines in the world are made right here in Cape Town. If you haven’t done a lot of wine tasting before, it might be a little daunting to explore the South African wine scene. If you need a little intro to…

Summertime in the Mother City is good for many reasons, but one of the things we look forward to most is lazy afternoons sprawled on a lawn with a glass of crisp white wine and a basket of tasty treats. That’s right, folks—it’s time to check out the best picnics in Cape Town. There are many other places to spread your blanket,…

The Franschhoek Wine Tram is undoubtedly the best way to experience the Franschhoek Valley’s wine estates. It eliminates the need to drive, and takes you to some of the valley’s most popular and scenic estates. They have now made it even easier to visit Franschhoek’s spectacular wine estates with a transfer from the V&A Waterfront with …

Groot Constantia is one of the country’s most popular wine estates. Known for its rich history – it’s the oldest wine producing farm in the country – and its award-winning wine, the estate is a haven from the hurly-burly rush of the city, despite the fact that it is just a 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s CBD. Part of the…

Ask anyone you meet what they know about Cape Town, and you’re likely to hear “wine” among the first few responses. Cape Town is rightly famous for its wine production, with a viticultural history dating back to the 1650s. Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate, with its rainy winters and long, dry summers, provides the perfect growing conditions for grapes. Of course,…

Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture, and awe-inspiring food, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. Wine estates are a dime a dozen, so…

Cape Town, 2017 — The Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are renowned for their beauty, history and award-winning wines. From 1 August 2017, City Sightseeing’s new Cape Explorer – Cape Winelands Tour will take visitors to the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch winelands, and even stop for an iconic postcard view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand. The Cape Winelands Tour is…

In the picturesque Constantia wine valley, you’ll find Cape Town’s oldest and most beloved wine estate, Groot Constantia. It has a whole lot going for it including a beautiful estate, hundreds of years of history, wonderful food and of course the most incredible range of wines. What makes the estate really special is the unique experience it offers for its…

December 10 2018

One of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia is home to incredible wine farms, unrivalled natural beauty and some of the most renowned restaurants in town. See why locals and visitors love it so much:   WHERE TO EAT AND MAKE MERRY: RESTAURANTS AND BARS THE CONSTANTIA WINE ROUTE We have already mentioned the…

Stellenbosch Vineyards, based in the heart of wine country in the Western Cape, is not only a leading producer of wine in South Africa, but is also committed to building the community it works with. Here are five reasons you need to pay them a visit. Location, Location, Location Did we mention the location? Located on the world famous, and…

The Helderberg Wine Route is set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, overlooking the eastern edge of False Bay. The sharply rising mountains and chilly sea breeze give the region a unique character, with a cooler climate than the surrounding Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine routes. The region is just a 30 minute drive from central Cape Town, and makes a fantastic…

Located just beyond and North of the Cape Town city centre – around a 25-minute drive – the Durbanville Wine Route is perfectly situated on the Mother City’s urban edge. Easily accessible, but still far removed from the hub of the rat race, Durbanville is the perfect place to get lost. Perhaps known best for its outstanding white wines –…

Leave the stress of modern life, and your car, behind when you take a trip on the charming Franschhoek Wine Tram. Journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

Wine lovers from around the world travel far and wide to visit Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate. Here, guests are delighted by cellar and vineyard tours, wine tastings of a number of award-winning wines, a handful of world-class restaurants and the Iziko Museum set up in the historical Manor House.

Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s Estate package offers visitor a unique and memorable experience and is guaranteed to keep you entertained for the entire day.

Nestled on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountain, close to Cape Town, is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Blaauwklippen Vineyards has been producing some of the country’s best wines for over 300 years. Known for dedication to the craft and innovation, Blaauwklippen has continued a proud heritage of offering quality products and an experience like no…

Brampton Wines, full of colour, fruit and vitality can be bought online or savoured at the Wine Studio where visitors and wine lovers can enjoy the chic, urban ambience while rubbing shoulders with interesting people and local creatives. Brampton is for the young and the young at heart. While enjoying a variety of wines, enjoy delicious tapas from Vagabond Kitchens…

Cape Point Vineyards are idyllically set on the slopes overlooking the gorgeous Noordhoek Valley and Atlantic Ocean. Paradisal sunsets are best enjoyed with a picnic on the lush green lawns, and picnic baskets are available from the vineyard. Of course, you’d be a fool to pass up a wine tasting of Cape Point Vineyards’ multi-award winning wines.

There is no doubt a trip to the Constantia Valley would be incomplete without a visit to its famous, sweeping vineyards. Boutique Cape wineries are found on its verdant mountain slopes and across its green meadows, offering wine tastings, art exhibitions and live music gigs.

Whether you’re looking for that picture-perfect wedding venue in the Winelands or a professional conference venue, d’Olyfboom Family Estate offers professional accommodation and services from their beautiful estate in Paarl. Set to a backdrop of purple-hued mountains and surrounded by vineyards and historical buildings, d’Olyfboom is a piece of paradise.

At Devonvale golf and wine estate you will find anything your heart desires, from golf, delicious food, halfway house, spa, 4 star accommodation, conference facilities, as well as delicious estate wine. You will probably catch sight of the springbok that roam the estate as well.

De Oude Drostdy is found in the beautiful countryside of Tulbagh, where you are invited to indulge in only the finest wines from the cellar while relaxing on the manor house veranda. Once you’ve finished admiring the gorgeous gardens, you will also be able to visit the intrigue and history of the museum.

The cool sea air that drifts inland from False Bay and Table Bay creates a late afternoon mist over the vineyards in this unique location, yielding favourable conditions for Sauvignon Blanc grapes and a number of other varietals. Only 20km from Cape Town, Durbanville Hills is an ideal site for a wine tasting, excitingly paired with chocolate or biltong.

Eight Restaurant at the renowned Spier Wine Estate is serving up some of the best farm-to- table dining in the Cape Peninsula. All ingredients and produce are either grown organically on the farm, or sourced from nearby farms with the same principles. For this reason, the menu changes along with the seasons. However, at any time of year, you can ...

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