About Olifants River Valley Wine Route

The Olifants River wine route starts at Citrusdal, 180 km outside of Cape Town and meanders along the river for 120 km until it reaches Lutzville and the country’s most westerly vineyards.

Did you know? There are 100 000 hectares under vine across South Africa.

This area around Lutzville is regarded as one of the most ideal wine growing areas due to its mild climate, misty mornings, sunny days and south westerly sea breeze. The soil varies from sandy to red clay loams.

All in all, this wine route encompasses 200 km of stark contrasts and extraordinary beauty, and the wines produced are quality, value-for-money wines. Rainfall is low and soils vary from sandy to red clay loams, but the Olifants River provides an abundance of water. It wasn’t always so. Only after WW II was a canal built in the lower Olifants River and intensive wine farming began.

Nevertheless, over 200 years of wine-making tradition makes for easy drinking wines that compete with the best in the industry and have won both local and international acclaim.

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

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WhereOlifants River Valley Wine Route, Olifants River Valley Region, Western Cape, South Africa

WhenSee individual wine estates for their opening times.

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