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
Contemporary cuisine and wine reveal our roots
South Africa's own special brand of food and wine is a cornerstone of our heritage as chefs at winery restaurants again reveal in the run-up to Heritage Day.
Orange River Wine Route – home to famous wineries off the beaten track
South Africa's winelands are very different places. For the wine explorer, that's an exciting prospect but it's easy to be caught unaware. In the Cape, Klein Karoo and even KwaZulu-Natal, wine experiences are all within a relatively short drive from each other. In the Northern Cape – SA's most expansive and sparsely populated province - you'll need some extra planning.
Your Guide to sustainable wine farms in South Africa
Being a responsible wine drinker doesn’t only mean not driving under the influence. It also means knowing (and caring about) how and where your wine is produced.
A number of wine farms in South Africa are leading the way by implementing innovative solutions that conserve the environment, respect the community and follow ethical business practices.
My Wine Story: Thembile Ntloko
The story of Thembile Ntloko and his rise to success at Riebeek Cellars is one of overcoming difficult circumstances and the ability to see the opportunity for growth when it presents itself. Read more about this inspiring South African wine lover.
2018 Java MTB ChallengeThe MTB trails at Van Loveren Family Vineyards offer amazing views of the Breede River and the Robertson valley. Starting and ending at Van Loveren, the four trails vary in technicality and offer riders of all fitness levels a good workout. Proceeds to 6 local schools and charities.
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.