Worcester Wine & Olive Route
The Worcester Wine & Olive Route, about 150 kilometres from Cape Town, is home to 12 wine cellars and an olive estate, offering an unforgettable experience to all food and wine lovers, from novices to connoisseurs.
This region, known for it's value-for-money products, also boasts plenty of bistros and restaurants, plus a range of accommodation options for those who want to make it a relaxing getaway. A highlight on the annual calendar is the Nuy Valley Feast taking place in May.
Only an hour's drive from Cape Town, the town of Worcester lies in the Breede River Valley, surrounded by the majestic Brandwacht, Overhex and Langeberg mountains.
The best way to experience the route is to stay over at one of our wine estate guesthouses and enjoy some of the following activities: mountain biking trails, river boating, canoeing, fishing, 4x4 routes, wagon and tractor trails, hiking trails and horse riding.
Explore the twelve wine cellars and olive estate that comprise the Worcester Wine & Olive Route. All of the cellars are open to the public for wine tasting and offer an amazing experience for food and wine connoisseurs.
In addition to being locally and internationally recognised, the cellars’ restaurants and bistros on the route are famous for their wine-and-food pairing, olive tasting, charcuterie and cheese platters. This route certainly offers a culinary experience not to be missed!
Worcester has many attractions in and around the town, such as the Golden Valley Casino and Goudini Spa. Visitors are also encouraged to explore the art, culture and history of the town at various art galleries and museums.
Mountain biking trails
Wagon and tractor trails
- Big 5 safaris
Two large festivals are held during the year, the Nuy Valley Feast in May and the BC Wines Family Festival in November. Both festivals offer exciting mountain biking competitions. During the year events such as wine, food and music shows, farm market days and general goods auctions are held at the cellars.
Products from this wine and olive route can be sampled at the yearly Cheese Festival in Sandringham.
What’s on in the Winelands in May?
If you’re looking ahead to plan some fun things to do in the Winelands to make the most of the mild autumn weather, check out this list of upcoming events.
The Journey of a Grape
The journey from vine to glass is a matter of science and circumstance. There are a wide number of species of vines which bears a variety of grapes, known as varietals. Each varietal, affected by soil type, climate, wind, farming practices and other factors produces various characteristics.
Tshepang Molisana shares the journey of a grape from vine to wine glass with us.