Apart from the beautiful mountains, Paarl is quite the attraction when it comes to the grapevines. Paarls’ outstanding Wine Farms allows the visitors to their choice of Wine tasting and fine dining. Classy right? Paarl is the perfect place to stay if you want to explore the Wineland and surrounds. And it’s only a 30 minutes drive from Cape Town. The surrounding areas include, Stellenbosch, Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester and also close to Somerset West, Strand and Gordons Bay.
All wine fanatics know that the Stellenbosch winelands, which is only 20 minutes away from the city of Cape Town, offer a stunning scenery, making it very unique compared to landscapes of the Cape peninsula. There are numerous specialties to Stellenbosch, it is the second oldest wine region in South Africa. Traditionally speaking Stellenbosch is famous for its white wines which are of the highest quality. That hasn’t stopped wine makers from generating some of the finest red wines. You will have the opportunity to taste and purchase good quality wines which Stellenbosch has to offer. The town is known for being small but full of life.
Franschhoek, allows visitors to enjoy the feeling of being in another era. You will be taken aback by the town’s charm and its peaceful environment. You will get the chance to not only taste some of thee finest wines but their appetizing cheeses as well. Offering a wide range of wines, from superb whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, to the reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot. These wines can be tasted and paired with incredible food available from Franschhoek’s restaurants.
Only 30 minutes away from Cape Town, Klein Constantia which is one of Costantia’s wine farms, is set on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with extraordinary views across the Constantia Valley and False Bay region. This particular valley is well-known for it’s natural sweet wines. Today, Klein Constantia continues to make some of South Africa’s top wines and the world’s best dessert wine.
Don’t miss out on some the best Cape Winelands. Happy wine tasting!