About Elgin Wine Route

Traditionally an apple-growing region, the Elgin valley lies, embraced by the Hottentots Holland Mountains, 45 minutes’ drive from the heart of Cape Town in the Cape Overberg.

Did you know? Seventeen wine estates open their doors during the annual Elgin Open Wine Weekend, and most offer wine tasting all year round.

The Elgin Valley is exquisite, with long stretches of forest and endless mountain peaks surrounding fruit orchards, and indeed Elgin is part of the Four Passes Fruit Route.

The wines that have begun production here are predominantly fruity, and Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz do particularly well. Elgin is regarded as a cool climate terroir, which means that grapes grown here potentially ripen slowly.

The Elgin Valley includes Thandi Wines, a successful empowerment project that is producing wines of exceptional quality, the methods of which have been so successful that the project is being studied by international observers.

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

Need to Know

WhereElin Valley Wine Route, Elgin to Botrivier, Cape Overberg, Wester Cape, South Africa

WhenSee individual wine estates for their opening times.

TelephoneElgin Valley Wine Guild +27 (0)71 267-9785

OvernightStay in Elgin Accommodation, Western Cape

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