The Western Cape

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  • 1. Kanonkop

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    In the days when ships of the Dutch East India Company used Cape Town as a refreshment station on their way to the East, a ship would fire a...Read More

  • 2. Tokara

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    Perched on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Tokara is the brainchild of banker G. T. Ferreira. For a city...Read More

  • 3. Vergelegen

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    Established in 1700 by Willem Adriaan van der Stel, who succeeded his father as governor of the Cape, this traditional Cape Dutch homestead...Read More

  • 4. Allée Bleue

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    Set against the dramatic Drakenstein Mountains with lavender fields and meadows, Allée Bleue is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. This...Read More

  • 5. Allesverloren

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    Translated from Afrikaans, Allesverloren means "all is lost." The bleak name derives from a story from the early 1700s, when the widow Cloete...Read More

  • 6. Avondale Wine

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    Although the farm was established as early as 1693, current owners Johnny and Ginny Grieve have done some serious reorganizing in the vineyards...Read More

  • 7. Backsberg

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    Framed by the mountains of the Simonsberg, this lovely estate is run by the Back family, well known for producing great wines of good value...Read More

  • 8. Beaumont Wines

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    The R44 becomes the R41 and cuts inland around the Bot River lagoon. About 10 km (6 miles) past Kleinmond is the junction with the R43. Hermanus...Read More

  • 9. Boschendal

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    With a history that dates back three centuries, this lovely estate is one of the Cape's major attractions. You can easily spend half a day here...Read More

  • 10. Bouchard Finlayson

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    West of town off the R43, the R320 (Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Road) leads through the vineyards and orchards of the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Valley...Read More

  • 11. Bovlei Winery

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    Driving down Bain's Kloof Road, as you approach the initial slopes of Bain's Kloof, look out for the Bovlei Winery, on the right. Constructed...Read More

  • 12. Cederberg Private Cellar

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    The Cederberg might be the last place you'd expect to find a vineyard, but that's what makes Cederberg Private Cellar so unusual. It's been...Read More

  • 13. Darling Cellars

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    This large producer makes wines under a number of labels. In the Onyx range, look for the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, with notes of peas, passion...Read More

  • 14. Delaire Graff Estate

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    This has to be one of the most spectacular settings of any winery in the country. Sit on the terrace of the tasting room or restaurant and look...Read More

  • 15. Fairview

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    This is one of the few wineries that is good for families. Children get a kick out of seeing peacocks roaming the grounds and goats clambering...Read More

  • 16. Gabriëlskloof

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    As you're heading out of the confines of the city and inland to explore the Overberg or Garden Route, be sure to stop at the impressive Gabriëlskloof...Read More

  • 17. Glen Carlou

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    What comes out of Glen Carlou is rather special. The Quartzstone Chardonnay 2010 is exceptional, "The Welder" dessert wine is excellent, and...Read More

  • 18. Graham Beck Wines

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    Who needs French Champagne when you have top-class South African MCC at very affordable prices? The Robertson cellar of Graham Beck Wines, on...Read More

  • 19. Groote Post Vineyard

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    Former dairy farmer Peter Pentz had enough of getting up at 4 am to milk his cows, so together with his son, Nick, he turned instead to wine...Read More

  • 20. Hamilton Russell Vineyards

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    A short way down the R320 (Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Road) in a thatch building overlooking a small dam, Hamilton Russell Vineyards produces only...Read More

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