Wine Tour South Africa
Wine tour South Africa - A quick intro ...
Enjoy a wine tour to South Africa and discover the best wines this beautiful authentic wine country has to offer you. While on a wine tour to South Africa you will not only taste delicious wines, you will also discover authentic and award-winning wineries that are surrounded by beautiful landscapes. But a wine tour through South Africa is more than just beautiful wineries with spectacular landscapes.
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Cape Town is located near the wineyards of Western Cape and one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa with beautiful nature such as the Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and much more. Combine your wine tour with a few days on a safari in one of the wildlife parks and ride the Garden Route with all those white sand beaches. In short, during a wine tour to South Africa, you will not get bored, that for sure.
The history of wine in South Africa goes back to the time when the Dutch East India Company set foot in Cape Town on the way to the east in 1652 and 7 years later the first harvest took place. Until apartheid, South African wines developed rapidly but all this came to a halt with the boycott of South Africa and its wines until the 1990s. Since then, South African wine has been on the rise again, and with good right.
The Western Cape not only produces delicious red and white wines, you can also find delicious sparkling wine and fortified wines. The most common grape varieties are Chenin Blanc, Cabarnet Sauvignon, the Colombard, and the Shiraz, each with more than ten percent of the production quantity. Other grape varieties are the famous Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, and Merlot. Less common varieties are Cape Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Hanepoot, and Sémillon.
Seasons in South Africa are reversed from what we know in the northern hemisphere. When it is winter in the US or UK, it’s summer in South Africa. Due to climate change, the seasons are disregulated and exceptional long periods of drought may occur. What exactly is the best time to go depends on the activities that you wish to do during your wine tour.
If you also want to do a number of safaris during your wine tour and want to photograph many animals for instance, then it is better to come during the dry season when many animals come to the waterholes to drink. You will then mostly see yellow and dry grass landscapes. If you want green landscapes in a contrary, then it is best to come during the rainy season, but the animals are harder to see. On the other hand, when you want to see whales, winter and spring are the best.
If you only come for wine tastings, then the whole year is suitable for visiting the beautiful wineries. Because of climate change and periods of drought, it is not possible to say exactly which season is the best. Sometimes it rains for a few days, then it’s over again, while hereafter it won’t rain for a month. It is therefore difficult to predict.
Whatever period of the year you wish to go on a wine tour to South Africa, ask us about the possibilities and the latest developments. Although we cannot predict the weather, we are happy to help you plan a great wine tour to South Africa and advise you which are the best wineries to visit as well as find the best accommodation whatever budget you might have.
The Western Cape not only has beautiful bed & breakfasts and cottages where you can spend the night among the vineyards, the vineyards around Cape Town are also home to beautiful authentic wine farms that can still be seen in full authentic style. At Wineroundtrips.com we offer you all possible accommodation from delightful cottage and bed & breakfast to lodge or luxury hotel with wellness facilities and your own private swimming pool surrounded by beautiful landscapes. You can say it.
Wine regions South Africa
South Africa has one large wine region, the province of Western Cape. Here all the top class wines of South Africa are concentrated between Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Outside and beyond, there are some wine farms within the Western Cape province, including more east and north, but are often unknown. Remarkably, there are some good wines among them. Wineroundtrips.com gladly takes you to a number of these unknown wineries with strong potential.
Best wineries to visit
Cape Town and the surrounding area is the wine region of South Africa and has a wonderful selection of wineries, some of which have been around for several centuries. Almost all wineries offer wine tastings and at a large number you can even spend the night at a bed & breakfast basis in every luxury and comfort you may wish. At Wineroundtrips.com we gladly offer you the opportunity to discover the authentic wineries with a lot of charm and where you can enjoy delicious wine tastings as well.
The best accommodation for your wine tour through South Africa
Depending on the activities you want to do during your wine journey or whether you want to give a thematic approach to your wine tour, for example a culinary discovery tour, every region, every hotel has something unique to offer. Wherever you want to stay in the Western Cape province, almost all wineries can be reached back and forth within a day’s drive if you would rather stay in the city. In the evening you will be back in your hotel room and you can enjoy a free evening in Cape Town.
From small boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts with a lot of charm and authenticity to larger luxury wine hotels with a more modern design and sometimes their own wellness and spa center or golf course, each type of accommodation offers the chance to completely unwind, relax and enjoy your unique wine experience.
Wineroundtrips.com is happy to help you organize your wine trip to South Africa and will advise you on the most suitable accommodations, restaurants, wineries and other places of interest, so that you can enjoy a wonderful holiday. Request a completely free quote and we will gladly help you further.