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|Winelands and Tours Description
Since the very first vines were planted in the Cape over three and a half centuries ago,the region has become internationally famous for it's wines. Within an hour's drive of Cape Town there are many hundreds of wine producers making some of the finest wines in the New World. From the most affordable easy drinking blends to the still remarkably affordable Internationally award winning noble cultivars, the Cape offers wines to suit every palate.
The rolling hills and hidden valleys are complimented by towering mountains, stately oaks, and fertile vineyards. The very distinctive whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture can be found across all of these beautiful winelands.
There are 13 designated wine routes in the Cape Winelands region and Route 62 ,linking the Winelands, Breede River Valley and the Klein Karoo, is reputed to be the world's longest wine route.
The capital of the wine growing area is Stellenbosch,it is South Africa's second oldest town and has the largest concentration of wine producers within the surrounding valley's and hillsides. It is very difficult to find an estate that does not offer beautiful views, pretty architecture or satisfying food. We think no one does it better than the delightful town of Franschhoek, situated in it's own beautiful valley,studded with fruit farms and wine estates, not forgetting some of the best restaurants in the winelands.It should be noted that many wine estate restaurants only open for lunch and not dinner and it is worth checking beforehand.
There is so much information available in many forms relating to the Winelands, it can be extremely difficult to make the right choice.Given the sheer scale of things to see and do, places to stay and restaurants to visit when travelling the winelands, we feel the the following will provide some guidance and help you plan your ....Grape Escape !
The following websites give very helpful and useful information so that you may plan your time in the Cape Winelands.
All Cape Winelands - www.wineroutes-sa.co.za
Stellenbosch Wine Route - www.wineroute.co.za
Route 62. From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth - www.route62.co.za
Cape Splendour Tours. - Wine Tasting Tours. Air conditioned Microbus with owner driver JULIE CLARKE.
TELEPHONE - 0027 (0)21 554 3669 or CELL +27 (0)83 468 9996
Email - email@example.com
WEBSITE - www.capesplendour.co.za
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|Wine Festivals - Description
There are a great many tasting experiences & events that take place at most wine estates during the year. Information about these can be found on the above websites. However there are number of Wine related festivals of note and well worth pursuing.
1 - SA Cheese Festival. - Normally held around 27th to 30th April every year at Bien Donn'e Farm, on the R45 betwwen Paarl & Franschoek. Open every day 10.00am to 6.00pm. Admission around R75. An absolute must if your a cheese and wine nut ! Well worth it !
Can be very busy on the weekend. For full details please visit - www.cheesefestival.co.za
2 - Wacky Wine Weekend. - Normally held around 1st to 3rd June every year at The Robertson Wine Valley Aound 90 mins from Cape Town on the Route 62. Open all day.admission around R40. Highly recommended, from wine tasting to boat cruises, art to archery and live music. A lively event !
For more information please visit - www.robertsonwinevalley.com
3 - Stellenbosch Wine Festival. - Normally held around 2nd to 5th August every year at the Paul Roos Centre, Stellenbosch. Opening times vary,Thurs / Fri 4.00pm to 9.00pm --- Sat /Sun 11.00am to 6.00pm. Admission varies between R75 & R90. A must if your a wine tasting "buff" or a wine "anorack." There are over 500 wines to taste ! A small selection of food is available as well.
For further information please visit - www.wineroute.co.za
4 - Wine On The River. - Normally held around 19th to 21st October every year at The Robertson Wine Valley. Opening times vary, Fri 1.00pm to 8.00pm --- Sat /Sun 10.00am to 6.00pm. Another highly recommended event. Booze and Cruise along the Breede River, enjoy live jazz, picnic's, Farmers Market and even some wine tasting and pairing with cheese, chocolate,olives etc. A real family affair.
For further information please visit the Robertson wine Valley website above.