Paarl Vintners

Paarl Vintners has earned its place as the world’s first ‘red route’ because of its focus on wines such as Roodeberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, port and Shiraz

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Paarl Vintners Wine Route

The town of Paarl, named so because of the large granite outcrop - the most prominent of which looks like a large dome or pearl - lies only 50 km outside of Cape Town and within easy reach of the mother city.

Where? Paarl Region, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

When? See individual wine estates for their opening times

Contact? Paarl Vintners on +27 (0)82 787-4118

Overnight? See Paarl accommodation, in Cape Winelands

Paarl Vintners has earned its place as the world’s first ‘red route’ because of its focus on wines such as Roodeberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, port and Shiraz.

The Paarl district includes the wards of Franschhoek and Wellington as well as the newer wards of Simonsberg-Paarl and Voor-Paardeberg. A large variety of grapes is grown in the district including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc.

Because the summers are warm and long and there is good rainfall in the area, irrigation is only necessary in exceptional circumstances. Most of the estates, 33 at last count, offer wine tasting and cellar tours and some have excellent restaurants.

For additional information about Paarl, attractions, things to do and events and festivals see Paarl Information & Attractions or, to view the individual wine estates on the Paarl Vintners Wine Route, see Paarl Wine Estates.

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Paarl Wine Estates

This route combines world-class wines with breath-taking scenery to create an idyllic destination for just about anybody. The sweltering, dry summers and chilly winters give Paarl the perfect climate for an array of wine varieties. Whether red...

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Afrikaanse Taal Monument

Known simply as the Taal monument or Afrikaans language monument, the most famous Afrikaans icon, die Afrikaanse Taalmonument, sits on Paarl rock, erected in 1975 to commemorate the semi centenary of Afrikaans as an official language, separate...

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Paarl Rock

The views from Paarl Rock are nothing short of breath-taking, providing perfect backdrops for a hike or walk, and stunning photographs. At just two kilometres from the historical town of Paarl, just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape, Paarl...

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Did you know?

Paarl Vintners represents about 68 wine producers in ranging from large co-operative cellars to small family-owned wineries.

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