Durbanville Wine Route
Visitors who choose to visit the Durbanville Wine Route are welcomed with warm hospitality by each of the 12 farms that make up this unique area situated on the urban edge of Cape Town, just 30 minutes from the city centre.
Warm hospitality, rich flavours, exceptional wines and engaging experiences are interwoven into the core of what the Durbanville Wine Valley is all about. Sauvignon Blanc is the signature varietal of this cool-climate wine region.
Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Cape Town lies the Durbanville Wine Route. The unique area with its twelve wine farms is defined by a special sense of warm hospitality, authenticity and freshness - all centred around exceptional wine.
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.
The Durbanville Wine Route gives modern travellers, Cape Town locals, tourists and young families an opportunity to escape and unwind.
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.
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.
- Mountain biking
- Trail running
- Farm-stay accommodation
- Festivals and events
- Art appreciation
- Craft beer tasting
- Olive tasting
- Gin tasting
There’s always a reason to visit the Durbanville Wine Valley - the annual event calendar is crammed full of quality experiences to enjoy.
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
From Vine to Glass: South African Wine & Traceability
In the Middle Ages wax seals were used to authenticate documents. South Africa’s own sustainability wine seal does a similar job. The seal guarantees that the information on the bottle label about the variety, vintage and origin of the wine is accurate and that the wine has been grown and made in an environmentally friendly way. To date, South Africa is the only country in the world with such an all-encompassing guarantee.
Women have staked their claim in wine
The day August 9 officially highlights the contribution of women in South Africa. In winemaking, they have become leaders in their own right.