Wine tasting is one of the best things that you can do when you are on vacation in Western Cape, South Africa.
But you want to make sure that you are checking out the right places to be able to offer you the most authentic experience. Whether you are going on a trip deliberately to take in the wineries, or you simply want to take some time to enjoy a wine farm or two, you could not have chosen a better spot. Populated with beautiful, culturally diverse wineries, the Western Cape, is going to be precisely the go-to spot that will make all your wine-related dreams come true.
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Stony Brook Vineyard
A classic wine farm that deliberately keeps things small and controlled. Stony Brook Vineyard is a small and family run business that maintains its family roots in Western Cape. One of the neat things about visiting this is that you are going to get a thorough education on the different wines that you will be served.
Since this is a family run business, everyone understands that complexities of wine tasting and you will be able to immerse yourself in the rich, unique flavours that Stony Brook can offer. With a wide selection of flavours and a quant, off-the-beaten-path kind of feel. This is a great boutique winery to consider.
Address: Green Valley Road, Franschhoek, 7690, Western Cape, South Africa Phone: +27(0)21 876 2182
Another spot to keep it all in the family, Eikehof is a fourth-generation winery that will offer you a truly authentic experience in everything for the family background that is part of the farm, and the actual “farmhouse” itself. This is a unique wine farm that focuses on welcoming wine lovers of all kinds into their humble abode. The atmosphere is lighthearted and designed to help everyone enjoy themselves, even if they are not professional wine tasters themselves.
The sense of family pride in the wine farm is clear in every detail of this spot. For those travellers who like the family-run winery business, it is must-see.
Address: La-Motte, R45, Franschhoek, 7691, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 876 2469
Lynx Wine Estate
Wine enthusiasts know that all wine tastes different. However, if you want to expand those horizons even further, the Lynx Wine Estate is a fantastic spot that will show you a lot of unique flavors that will help you experience something entirely different with each wine you taste.
Preferring to let each wine speak for itself, this spot features enthusiastic employees who will bring you a wide selection of wine flavours. While allowing you to draw your own conclusions on what tastes to expect. For the adventurous wine lover, this is a great option.
Address: R301 Franschhoek Road, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 867 0406
Rust en Vrede Tasting Room
A full experience that is ready to help you enjoy wine the “right” way. Rust en Vrede Tasting Room helps you pair a delicious meal — be it steak or salmon — with a wine that is going to bring out the best tastebud-enriching flavours possible.
For those who enjoy a great quality meal with stellar wine, this is a wonderful stopover lunch hour. The atmosphere is more traditional to a restaurant and will help you to see the flip side of a wine farm. That is, how it approaches the all-too-important relationship between wine and food.
Address: Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 881 3881
Have you ever wanted wine with a view? If so, look no further than Waterkloof to help you out. Offering you decadent authentic wines that will expand your wine palette and bring them out further to the forefront. With a remarkable view of majestic mountains and fields, this is going to be a spot that will help you to appreciate the natural beauty is surrounds all Western Cape, South Africa.
You can enjoy a traditional wine tasting or look at booking a lunch for a full wine and dine treatment. With stellar views like that awaiting you, you will certainly want to spend as much time there as possible!
Address: Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130, South Africa Phone: +27 21 858 1491
Marbrin Olive Farm
For something, a little different, this is — as the name suggests — a farm that is dedicated to extracting olive oils. Serving a variety of unique, tangy olive oils with beautiful breads and other dippable treats, Marbrin Olive Farm is a fantastic spot to consider when you want to deliberately immerse yourself in the world of olive oils. It is a great stop for chefs and other kitchen inhabitants who want to broaden their horizons in olive-based education.
This is a wonderful, pleasant stop for those who want to enjoy decadent treats that will forever change the way that you look at olive oil in the future.
Address: 30-39 Robertson Road, Klaasvoogds River, Robertson, 6707, South Africa
Phone: +27 78 916 3606
If you want the priority treatment in art, ambience, and accommodations, Delaire-Graaf is certainly a spot to enjoy. It will be a great one-stop option for those that are looking to enjoy great wine, a diverse and delicious menu, and high-quality accommodations that will make you feel like an honoured guest, which you are, after all.
One of the highlights of this spot is the carefully perfected gardens that are a combination of natural beauty and exquisite art. Perfect for those who enjoy strolling through the gardens and taking in some carefully cultivated views. There is a little bit of everything carefully stitched together for a priory wine-oriented experience.
Address: Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 885 8160
By no means is this a complete list of the wineries that you are going to want to visit. These are just the top of the top that will offer you unique views on the world wineries and the people who make them. All these places are incredible to visit, so the choice of which ones you are going to frequent may be a tough one. From traditional wine tasting, to a wine farm itself, to a full dining experience, there is something here to suit everyone’s tastes. It will make you want to visit all of them just to see what each one can bring you. Interested?
There is no one stopping you! After all, you are on vacation…