South Africa Wine Estates

South African Wine Estates - The Cape Winelands are, undoubtedly, one of South Africa’s most treasured attractions. They represent the heart of the wine-making industry in South Africa, which is now recognised all over the world for its top quality wines and its sheer variety.

The region is situated to the east of Cape Town, South Africa, which remains one of the world’s favourite destinations. The first wine ever produced here was by Dutch explorer Jan van Riebeeck in 1659. At least, this is the first time a wine production was recorded in the area. Less than 20 years later saw the first wine farm being established in modern Constantia. The first formal wine route was established in Stellenbosch in 1971.

The best known South African wine estates are members of the Cape Winelands include Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Wellington, Constantia, Robertson, the Swartland, the Breede River Valley, and Durbanville. The wine farms in these areas produce a vast array of wines, from red and white wines, to sparkling, dessert and rosé varieties. Cellar tours and wine tastings are essential during one’s time in the Winelands.

Due to the natural magnificence of this area as well as its proximity to oceans, mountains and the big city, the Cape Winelands continue to be popular amongst local travellers and international tourists alike. There are myriad options for adventure-lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and connoisseurs with a discerning palate for fine dining (and drinking!) throughout the Winelands. There is also plenty of accommodation in the Cape Winelands, due to the regions popularity.

21 Wine Estates in South Africa

Wine Estates

Bottelary Hills Wine Estates

Nestled amidst the idyllic beauty of the Cape Winelands is the Bottelary Hills region, home to a number of acclaimed wine farms as well as to the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. This area (including Stellenbosch) was founded by explorer Simon ...

Wine Estates

Breedekloof Wine Estates

The Western Cape region of the Breedekloof is renowned for its picturesque wine farms, of which there are more than 25. Worcester, the Breede River and Rawsonville are all part of the appeal of this mountainous region. The terroir and weather conditions ...

Wine Estates

Cape Agulhas Wine Estates

The official wine route of Cape Agulhas transports tourists to a charming part of the country and includes the area of Montagu. Although this is a relatively new wine route, its close proximity to other, better-established routes (such as the ...

Wine Estates

Constantia Valley Wine Estates

The wines produced in Constantia are recognised worldwide for being of the highest quality. For this reason, wine tastings and tours of the cellars are a must. These provide the opportunity to sample and purchase some of the best wines available as well ...

Wine Estates

Darling Wine Estates

The Darling Wine Route continues to delight more and more tourists every year. The wines produced here are of a fabulous quality, thanks to the beautiful weather and soils. Local labels include Tukulu, Darling Cellars and Groote Post. Many of the wine ...

Wine Estates

Durbanville Wine Estates

Durbanville is in the heart of Wine Country, and does not fail to impress with its own range of renowned wines. This area is home to the Cape’s two coolest wine regions due to the icy breezes off the ocean and the mists that roll down the surrounding ...

Wine Estates

Elgin Valley Wine Estates

The Elgin Valley is home to a number of wine farms, which do so well as a result of the cool climate, low pH of the soil and plentiful rainfall. Some of the farms include well known labels like Arumdale, Beaumont, Elgin Ridge, Highlands Road Estate, Oak ...

Wine Estates

Franschhoek Wine Estates

Franschhoek has been one of South Africa’s chief wine-making regions for centuries, and this history permeates every element of the town. Historical architecture adds to the experience of sampling some of the world’s finest wines for a truly memorable ...

Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg Wine Estates

Greater Simonsberg is a wine region within Stellenbosch, which remains one of the world’s top wine producing destinations. Being situated within the idyllic beauty of the Western Cape and its Winelands, Greater Simonsberg is ultimately beautiful, and the ...

Wine Estates

Helderberg Wine Estates

The Helderberg Region is part of the wine-producing hub of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. It comprises the Strand, Somerset West and Gordon’s Bay, along with a few of the other small surrounding towns. Therefore, this area is the first seen as ...

Wine Estates

Klein Karoo Wine Estates

The dry, harsh conditions of the Klein Karoo are actually ideal for the production of excellent wines. The summers are very hot and dry, while winters can hit major lows. The range of wines produced here is extremely varied as a result of this unique ...

Wine Estates

Olifants River Wine Estates

This wine route extends between Citrusdal, along the river, to Lutzville Vineyards. With its exquisite combination of river and ocean views, set against the backdrop of rolling vineyards that seem to go on for miles, Olifants River Wine Route is an ...

Wine Estates

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 white or ...

Wine Estates

Robertson Valley Wine Estates

There are almost 50 million vines in the Robertson Valley Wine Route, which produce more than 200 000 tons of wine grapes every year. The most common wines found along this wine route are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and ...

Wine Estates

Stellenbosch Mountains Wine Estates

Stellenbosch is an integral part of the Cape Winelands, being the home of a vast array of the wines that have earned this region such acclaim amongst wine connoisseurs. It has a mountainous topography, with a number of the exquisite wine farms situated ...

Wine Estates

Stellenbosch Valley Wine Estates

Well-known wine labels along the Stellenbosch Valley Wine Route include Zevenwacht, JC Le Roux, Amani, Bottelary Hills, Meerlust, Bergkelder, Oude Libertas, Spier, Neethlingshof, and Welmoed. However, there are many more estates, each offering something ...

Wine Estates

Swartland Wine Estates

The Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route is the official name of the route established in the Swartland in 1986, and describes the taste bud phenomenon of this scenic paradise. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the hills and mountains, gold-hued ...

Wine Estates

Tulbagh Wine Estates

The wineries of Tulbagh range from intimate homely cellars that produce honest wines to boutique estates known for their award-winning labels. Twee Jongen Gezellen is known for being the first night harvesting estate in the country. Soon afterwards, a ...

Wine Estates

Walker Bay Wine Estates

The Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley is one of the most productive regions in terms of the production of wines. It has the ideal climate, as the icy wind from the Atlantic Ocean cools it down. In addition, the mountains, which surround the ...

Wine Estates

Wellington Wine Estates

This area is an ideal wine-growing region owing mainly to its soils and the suitability of its climate. Grapevines are known to flourish under tough conditions, and Wellington has just the right combination of sunshine and rain to produce some really ...

Wine Estates

Worcester Wine Estates

The area of Worcester has been producing wines for generations, and is nationally acclaimed for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, as well as the lesser known Columbar. In fact, the Worcester Wine Route contributes about one-fifth of the national ...

Where to Stay

The province offers numerous overnighting options so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find a property to suit your requirements.

Want to stay overnight?

Number of Guests

  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via SA-Venues.com
  • South Africa

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.