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
Sip SA’s award-winning wines in our best wine bars
When you cannot visit the magical wine farms of the Cape Winelands, do not despair: South Africa’s innovative wine bars creates wonderful settings to enjoy the fruit of the grape in a stylish fashion.
Whether you want to sit with your feet in the sand overlooking the ocean or sip ice cold MCC in the heart of Stellenbosch or even have dinner in a wine cellar with a glass ceiling in Umhlanga, there is something for everyone.Read More
Big 6 experiences in and around the South African Winelands
There are many things that South Africa can boast about, but arguably, there are two things that sit on top of that impressively large list of bragging rights: wine and safari. Few other destination can match up in terms of diversity and quality, so why not combine them? Next time you visit the SA winelands, be sure to pair the world class vintages with the might and beauty of the Big 6 and more.
My Wine Story: Nkululeko Mkhwanazi
We interview Nkululeko Mkhwanazi, brand ambassador in his home town of Johannesburg and Kwa-Zulu Natal for a number of wine brands - a job that has earned him the moniker of 'Durban's Minister of Wine' - on how his wine story started.
10 Exciting Event Experiences in the Winelands
It’s that time again. Another year has passed and you have to organise a special event to celebrate your company’s achievements or incentivise team members. Perhaps you have to organise someone’s birthday, your anniversary, a team building or actually any fun occasion for that matter.
The South African winelands offers incredible experiences that will ensure that you host an occasion that is unique, memorable and in a postcard-pretty setting, ensuring that perfect #selfie.
Cinemagic In The Winelands This SummerThe Galileo Open Air Cinema is back for another sensational summer of spoiling locals and tourists alike with a magical movie experience under the stars. Due to popular demand from movie lovers across the Winelands, they have extended their screenings to take place EVERY Saturday at a host of gorgeous estates in Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington.
Classical Music Concert Programme at La MotteInspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. An impressive line-up of both international and local artists will perform in the coming months.
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.