After an early morning visit to the Cape of Good Hope, we took a full-day tour of wineries in Stellenbosch. The weather was stellar, with nothing but sun and beautiful views all around us.
Stellenbosch is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is known for its wine production. There are many wineries located in and around Stellenbosch that offer tastings and tours of their facilities.
We stopped at a handful of wineries, but my favourite was Constantia Glen where we had a delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the grape fields. It is located below Constantia Nek (it is a low pass over the Table Mountain range in Cape Town, South Africa, linking Constantia to Hout Bay in the west), just moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre. It is a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool-climate wines. And there was plenty of wine being served and consumed of course. Luckily we had a car with a driver who took us around and safely home in the evening.
When you are in Cape Town, Stellenbosch Wineries are a must-visit. Even if you are not a big fan of the wine, the area is beautiful. Here are some of my favourite photographs from the visit:
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PS. There are a lot more photographs from the area of Stellenbosch in South Africa, so if you are interested I put together a little silent photo slideshow below:
Here are 10 lesser-known facts about Stellenbosch wineries in South Africa:
- Stellenbosch is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in South Africa, with a history that dates back to the 17th century.
- The region is known for its cool climate wines, particularly its reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinotage grapes.
- Stellenbosch has a unique terroir, with soil types that range from decomposed granite to red clay, and varying elevations that range from sea level to over 1,000 feet.
- Many of the wineries in Stellenbosch are family-owned, with several generations of winemakers passing down their knowledge and expertise.
- Stellenbosch is also a popular destination for wine tourism, with many wineries offering tastings, tours, and other experiences to visitors.
- The region has a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters that allow for a long growing season and the production of high-quality wines.
- The Stellenbosch Wine Route is a popular way for visitors to explore the area’s wineries, with over 150 wineries and tasting rooms to choose from.
- Many of the wineries in Stellenbosch also offer food pairings, with locally sourced ingredients that complement their wines.
- The region has been recognized as a leader in sustainable wine production, with many wineries using organic and biodynamic farming practices.
- Stellenbosch has produced many award-winning wines, with several wineries earning international acclaim for their varietals and blends.