Explore South African Wine Routes
Here you will find the inspiration and a million reasons to go beyond the well known. You will find hidden gems, uncover local secrets, hear the stories best told by the locals and travellers in the know, and discover that we have a lot more to offer than good wine.
Heard It Through The Grapevine
25 Unique self-catering farm stays for families in the Winelands
Memories are made of this. Families and friends sharing an idyllic breakaway together, somewhere on a serene farm in a wine region.
Here’s our list of 25 highly recommended fresh-air South African farm stays for large families, varying from earthy and rustic to lavish and luxurious.Read More
Talking food & wine with chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen
South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is passionate about South African food and wine and all his dishes served at his restaurant, JAN, in Nice, France, have some South African influence. In fact, a lot of them are purely South African dishes served in an interesting way. We spoke to him about his love for South African food and wine.
South Africa's journey to world-class brandy
Like many of South Africa's wines, local brandy is world-class and there's nowhere better to enjoy them than where they're born.
5 Things that are better during winter in the Winelands
There are so many magnificent destinations to explore in the Western Cape – so much to do, so little time, right?
Here's a taste of just a few places that I've been that I feel should be on the top of anyone's 'Things to do in the Cape Winelands in winter' list.
Boschendal Weekend WorkshopsOur various winter workshops will not only improve your culinary and food knowledge and skills but will also give you the opportunity to enjoy our farm. Our weekend workshops include a two-night farm stay, Saturday dinner at The Werf Restaurant and breakfast Saturday and Sunday on the farm.
The Garagiste Winemaking Short CourseThe Garagiste Winemaking Course has of Stellenbosch University established itself over the past twelve years as the premium winemaking short course for people interested in producing quality small-scale wines in the comfort of their homes.
Through continued expansion and development, the South African wine tourism industry encourages responsible tourism, economic empowerment and reinvestment in the community, ensuring a stable and viable economic future for all role-players. Tourism is a crucial driver of economic growth, especially in under-developed rural areas, and contributes to local upliftment and job creation. Wine tourism also stimulates community development, attracts consumers to rural areas, generates sales of local products and attracts corporate investment in the long term.