What areas fall under Cape Winelands?

The district includes five local municipalities, namely: Drakenstein, Stellenbosch, Witzenberg, Breede Valley and Langeberg. The area is one of the ‘pearls’ of South Africa’s rural and small-town subregions, but disparate with a relatively high and diverse level of development.

How many wine farms are in Cape Winelands?

148 wine farms adorn the vine-covered landscape, many of them historical farms with achingly beautiful Cape Dutch manors houses, gardens, hotels, and fine-dining restaurants.

How many wineries are in Cape Town?

There are currently some 560 wineries and 4 400 primary producers of vineyards in the Cape, divided by the Wine of Origin Scheme into 4 main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.

Which is better Stellenbosch or Franschhoek?

It’s very pretty as it is smaller than Stellenbosch and dominated by its verdant mountain backdrop. Though Stellenbosch perhaps has the edge in fine dining, these are mainly based on the surrounding wine estates. Franschhoek excels with their array of IN-village restaurants.

Which of these is in the Cape Winelands?

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Tulbagh, and Wellington form the backbone of the Cape Winelands* – their wine routes representing hundreds of wine and grape producers. These valleys are the largest winemaking region in the country with grape cultivation that dates back to the 1600s.

Which town or city is the gateway to the winelands of the Western Cape?

Brackenfell is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa at the gateway to the Cape Winelands. Organisationally and administratively it is included in the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality as a Northern Suburb and is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Cape Town City Bowl.

Are wine farms open during Level 4?

With alcohol sales prohibited under level 4 lockdown, the Western Cape has asked the government to ease some of the lockdown restrictions to assist the wine industry. In his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the sale of alcohol and all gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, were prohibited.

What wines are South Africa known for?

The 13 Best South African Wines to Score Right Now

  • Boschendal Method Cap Classique Brut Rosé Western Cape.
  • 2017 AA Badenhorst “Ramnasgras” Cinsault Swartland.
  • 2016 Beeslaar Pinotage Stellenbosch.
  • 2014 Momento Chenin Blanc Verdelho Western Cape.

How many wine regions are in Cape Town?

six regions
Dating back 350 years, the Cape Winelands are divided into six regions encompassing 26 districts, but the most well-known areas are Constantia, Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Paarl and Franschhoek. Here’s a guide to these districts.

Is Franschhoek worth visiting?

Franschhoek is one of South Africa’s oldest settlements, founded in 1688 by French Huguenots, and is surrounded by vineyards and craggy mountains. Franschhoek is the ideal place to splurge and enjoy a decadent few days. It was one of our favourite and most relaxing destinations in South Africa.

Is it safe to walk in Franschhoek at night?

Franschhoek is safe destination, but it’s always wise not to wander around late at night alone, especially after a glass or two of Pinotage. 2. Try a day walk in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, east of the town.

Which town is also known as the town of Oaks?

Stellenbosch, affectionately known as the Town of Oaks or “Eikestad”, is nestled at the foothills of the Jonkershoek and Simonsberg Mountains which is the source to the Eerste (First) River that winds its way through the town.