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Durbanville Wine Valley

Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Cape Town lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. This unique area with its twelve wine farms is defined by a special sense of warm hospitality, authenticity and freshness - all centred around exceptional wine.

The Durbanville Wine Valley gives modern travellers, Cape Town locals, tourists and young families an opportunity to escape and unwind. It’s a place where visitors celebrate life with excellent food and wine, engaging experiences, personal connections and outdoor adventures.

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Adventure

Calling the adventurous and active… pull on those trail shoes and bring along that bike! Mountain bikers and trail runners will find a multitude of scenic trails and events to enjoy in the valley all year round.

Events

There’s always a reason to visit the Durbanville Wine Valley - the annual event calendar is crammed full of quality experiences to enjoy. Whatever you choose to attend, expect to experience a good dose of real, personalised, honest hospitality. These are carefully curated gatherings - always accompanied by quality wine, flavoursome food and good company.

The Season of Sauvignon festival is a wine calendar highlight each year as the valley celebrates the arrival of spring and the excellent Sauvignon Blancs produced in the region

Food

Whether you are after fine dining or rustic country kitchen cooking, there is something for you to enjoy in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Each of the twelve wine farms has a restaurant offering intimate, seasonal food experiences to complement their delicious wines. Most of the wine farms also serve platters filled with cheeses, charcuterie, fresh breads and other seasonal produce to be enjoyed with wine tastings.

Relax

Because of its proximity to Cape Town, visitors to Durbanville can enjoy all sorts of relaxing activities, ranging from day spas and wellness centres to yoga studios and beautiful beaches.

Stay

With its location on the urban edge of Cape Town, the Durbanville Wine Valley is an easy Uber ride away from the city, making it the ultimate day-trip destination. Visitors who are wanting to linger longer will find plenty of accommodation within close proximity of the wine farms. Accommodation options range from AirBnB options, to the cottages at D’aria or the Meerendal Boutique Hotel. 

Things To Do

  • Wine tasting
  • Restaurants
  • Mountain biking
  • Trail running
  • Farm-stay accommodation
  • Festivals and events
  • Art appreciation
  • Craft beer tasting
  • Olive tasting
  • Gin tasting

Wine Tasting

Hectares of flourishing vineyards tended by skilled and passionate craftsmen makes this valley an award-winning wine destination. Everything begins and ends with wine here and you are in for a tasting treat when visiting the area’s thirteen prestigious wine farms.

Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, Canto Wines, D’Aria, Diemersdal, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills, Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal, Nitida, Phizante Kraal wines and Signal Gun are the wine farms that make up the valley. Each winery has its own individual charm, but you can be sure that warm hospitality and excellent wine is the common thread running throughout.

The Durbanville Wine Valley is one of the Cape’s coolest wine regions because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the cooling morning mists that roll into the valley during the ripening period. The winemakers are passionate about reflecting this unique terroir in all of their wines and the result is a magnificent range of intense, fruit-driven yet elegant wines. This valley is famous for producing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc and the MCCs and reds are also world class.

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