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
Must-do wine festivals: here’s a list of the last big ones
Get ahead of your busy schedule and diarize 2018’s remaining food and wine festivals in the Cape winelands now. From large, family friendly shows to intimate, black-tie affairs – there’s plenty to get excited about.Read More
Aleit’s Top Six Wedding Venue Picks – Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Winelands
The Aleit Group has been planning weddings for local and international bridal parties, including many a celebrity wedding, in the Winelands for 16 years.
“And it has to be said, this is our forte – from the nitty-gritty, to keeping the in-laws happy, from the not-so-fun-logistics, to the intrinsically extravagant wish-list, The Aleit Group will plan and pave the rose-petal-way to your perfect wedding. From the moment you walk in till the moment you walk out, every step of the way.”
Aleit writes for us about some of his favourite venues in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands.
Cape Champion wine farms promote Cape Leopard conservation
Several WWF Conservation Champions farms promote and support the conservation of the threatened Cape mountain leopard, setting an example of environmental protection in the wine industry.
Tons of motivation for Harvest 2018
We’ve awaited the 2018 harvest with cautious optimism and nervous anticipation, bracing ourselves for a lower yield as a result of the drought. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Word from the vineyards is positive as the harvest season is gaining momentum.
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.