One of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, South Africa is also counted among the largest wine producers across the globe. The country offers a rewarding experience to wine lovers who embark on tours across some of its most famous wineries; take a look below at top five of them:
Boekenhoutskloof Winery, Franschhoek
Established in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof Winery is one of the oldest farms on the foothills of Franschhoek. Popular for its fine collection of wines including a few vintage ones, the winery produces some gems like The Wolftrap (ancient jaws await), Chocolate Block (the wine with secrets to keep), Boekenhoutskloof (the story of seven chairs) and Porcupine Ridge (named after a crested porcupine). Visitors can enjoy wine tasting tours and events here and can have a great time at its in-house tasting room.
Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Jordan Wine Estate is famed for producing great wines for over 300 years and is thus, considered to be one of the oldest wineries in South Africa. Chameleon Rosé, Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc – Chardonnay, Chameleon No Added Sulphur Merlot and Chameleon Cabernet – Merlot are some of the most popular wines produced here. The estate also has a restaurant and bakery within its complex serving world-class delicacies. Visitors can also be a part of wine tasting events held here on a regular basis.
Chamonix Wine Farm, Franschhoek
Located high above the fertile Franschhoek valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Chamonix Wine Farm produces a diverse range of exclusive wines and world-renowned spirits. One of the most popular wine growing regions in South Africa, this wine farm produces big sellers like Chardonnay Unoaked 2017, Chardonnay 2016, Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Chardonnay Reserve 2016 and Reserve White 2015. Besides, there’s an on-site restaurant at the farm where you can enjoy a range of local and international delicacies.
Rustenberg Wines, Stellenbosch
Nestled in the valley of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, Rustenberg Wines is one of the most popular wineries in South Africa founded in 1682. It is an ideal place to treat one to some of the world-class wines produced here including Peter Barlow, Five Soldiers, Buzzed Kloof Syrah, John X Merriman, Stellenbosch Roussanne, Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc, Red Muscadel and RM Nicholson. There’s also an on-site cellar house within the winery where you can learn about the process of wine making.
Cape Point Vineyards, Cape Town
An award-winning wine estate known for its terrific location in the heart of Noordhoek, Cape Point Vineyards is another renowned vineyard in South Africa with incredible wines. You can enjoy here some of the best vintage wines in the country including Cape Point Vineyards Cape Town Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc Reservsbr copye and Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh. There is a wine shop within the vineyard where you can buy wine to take back home. Besides, the vineyard comprises a restaurant and function venue presenting wonderful sea and mountain views in Cape Town.