The winelands in the Western Cape with its beautiful hills and cape dutch houses are amazing and beautiful. The landscape is almost like in European winelands with the addition of the views of the sea and table mountain. For wine farming, there are perfect conditions of weather and terroir. No wonder the first colonists more than 300 years ago startet to plant vines. South African wine is built on tradition and knowledge of the "Old World" influenced with modern techniques of the "New World".
The scenic wine region is very close to Cape Town and the best known wine region of South Africa.
This area is a little more layed back on the shores of the Breede River. Surrounded by mountains and with an cool breeze from the ocean every afternoon, it has a very special microclimate. Here one of the best South African wines are made.
This rural area of fertile plains and rolling hills is only an hour north of Cape Town. Here pioneering viticulturalists are producing some of South Africa’s most sought-after wines. The Swartland’s climate often is inhospitable but the wines that are produced there often can be described as exciting, experimental, and region-specific.
The wine region near the small town of Elim is very close to Cap Agulhas, the southern most point of Africa. The cool ocean breeze, that comes in from three sides results in wines with a beautiful minerality and complexity.