8 Fun Wine Harvest Festivals Nederburg Harvest

8 Fun Wine Harvest Festivals

Trudie Webb
22 Jan 2020

No matter how you look at it, wine farming just isn’t the same as any other kind of farming. You won’t find a cattle farmer hosting a special release of his 2020 vintage beef or a vertical tasting from a wheat farmer. And though some of the glamour and glory of winemaking might seem unfair to other farmers, it all makes a bit more sense during harvest time in the winelands.

Vineyards are lush and full of fruit and visitors get to be part of the harvest fun. Get a sense of the grape’s journey from vine to barrel with these eight harvest festivals.

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Namaqua West Coast: It's a Way of Life Fryers Cove Jetty Restaurant

Namaqua West Coast: It's a Way of Life

Estee de Villiers
10 Jan 2020

There’s plenty of great food and fine wine in the world, but nowhere else has the ‘weskus vibe’ of the Namaqua West Coast. The people you meet here are what sets this place apart.

The scenery is much like you’d expect: little red fishing boats resting on the beach, an icy, bright blue ocean, fields of flowers lining the roads and fresh fish being served up with a glass of white wine. Stay a few days and join in some of the discoveries that we made on a recent road trip to the region.

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Mountain biking in the Winelands Hello Franschhoek Credit Le Franschhoek Hotel Spa

Mountain biking in the Winelands

Visit Winelands
12 Dec 2019

The South African winelands is not only set up for wining and dining, it is also the perfect backdrop to explore your adventurous side, with the natural elements and lay of the land providing the perfect network of trails for mountain bikers.

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Trail Running in the SA Winelands African X Trailrun

Trail Running in the SA Winelands

Visit Winelands
05 Dec 2019

The Winelands of South Africa are well known for their mountain biking culture, with a huge base of riders and an impressive network of trails cutting through the valleys. But there is also a growing movement of trail runners starting to take advantage of the impressive mountain passes, rolling jeep tracks and challenging technical single-tracks that are found throughout the wine regions.

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20 Festive Markets and Events in the Winelands Gabrielskloof Market

20 Festive Markets and Events in the Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
22 Nov 2019

‘Tis the season for festive markets, carols by candlelight, sparkling decorations and all the magic that a warm South African summer Christmas can bring.

To make sure you and your family have a merry memorable time in the winelands, here’s a round-up of 20 of the 2019 holiday season events and attractions in the different wine routes you can’t miss.

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9 Winery locations for the next Bond movie Almenkerk

9 Winery locations for the next Bond movie

Clifford Roberts
31 Oct 2019

The folks making that secret agent film will be swilling their own martinis by now having just wrapped up the latest edition of this blockbuster. Filming apparently took place almost everywhere again – even the Faroe Islands (where?) - but not South Africa.

What can be better than our wineries? In this edition, we'll explain why many of them are ideal locations plus we offer some story ideas too.

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Romantic Getaways on 20 Different Wine Routes Die Voormanshuis With Vineyards Credit Die Voormanshuis

Romantic Getaways on 20 Different Wine Routes

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
25 Oct 2019

Quality time away with your partner probably doesn’t happen often, so when it does, make sure it’s a memorable experience. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic and unique getaways across 20 different wine routes in South Africa.

Whether it’s for your honeymoon, anniversary, proposal or just some time away to reconnect, you’ll find something special to suit your budget and taste.

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Is Franschhoek the Capital of Fizz? Dgb Fhc Lifestyle 002

Is Franschhoek the Capital of Fizz?

Tshepang Molisana
17 Oct 2019

With several local and nearby events dedicated to luxurious bubbles and a bevy of producers focused on fizz, Franschhoek is renowned for how elegantly it sparkles.

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A weekend getaway in Elgin Oak Valley Estate

A weekend getaway in Elgin

Estee de Villiers
10 Oct 2019

Visit the magnificent Elgin Valley that’s just an hour away from Cape Town and you’ll be delighted to find not only excellent wines to please every palette, but also activities that will enchant everyone from thrill seekers to city slickers seeking something off the beaten track.

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The Most Spectacular Gardens in South Africa’s Winelands Leeu Estates Garden And Art Tour

The Most Spectacular Gardens in South Africa’s Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
04 Oct 2019

Spring and Summer in South Africa is the ultimate time to hit the road in search of gorgeous gardens. From the natural splendour of the Namaqualand wild flowers, to perfectly manicured wine estates, and the national treasures of botanical gardens in between.

Our wine routes and valleys play host to a vast variety of gardens that can be experienced in many different ways.

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Explore Elgin's Seriously Cool Wines South Hill Barrel Art

Explore Elgin's Seriously Cool Wines

Clifford Roberts
24 Sep 2019

Wines from Elgin lay claim to several overarching characteristics. Among the most prominent will be a cool climate, an interesting landscape and a fascinating history.

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Constantia Wine Route - An Urban Oasis Eagles Nest By Esteedv 1978

Constantia Wine Route - An Urban Oasis

Estee de Villiers
11 Sep 2019

Wine is where art, science and nature meet and this month we experienced an urban oasis that embodies this belief: the Constantia Wine Route.

With the slopes of Table Mountain as the backdrop, each of the farms in the area create a truly unique wine with its own story.

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