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Make sure these MTB-friendly wineries are on your route

13 May 2021

The advent of mountain bike (MTB) enthusiasm has been a boon for many wineries. Many have dramatically expanded their offerings to cater specifically to this sport.

At the same time, these routes have given wine-lovers a new way to explore old favourites too.

The list that follows comprises a small selection of intersecting trails and wineries in diverse regions of the Cape Winelands. Most of the trails require permits and more information about these may be found at corresponding links.

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The Chardonnay Way

28 Apr 2021

While the world celebrates International Chardonnay Day on 27 May, the Robertson Wine Valley reveals why this noble cultivar makes the world go around.

Without Chardonnay, Dom Perignon would never have uttered the words: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars.”

Without Chardonnay, Winston Churchill would have been less inspired to fight for Champagne.

Without Chardonnay, Cassper Nyovest would not have been as inclined to insist: “less stress, more champagne!”

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Big 6 experiences in and around the South African Winelands

24 Apr 2021

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.

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Don't forget the winelands if you're packing for Plett

20 Apr 2021

Most people head for the beach when in Plettenberg Bay, but that's changing as the region's winelands break into the mainstream.

Wine has been part of the tourism attractions of Plettenberg Bay since the early 2000s. Today, the number of farms and estates provide interest and a diversity of activities to keep new visitors engaged for more than just a few days.

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