SA Wine Regions
South Africa has the most breathtaking wine regions (winelands), and in Western Cape there are 18 wine routes within an hour from Cape Town.
Franschhoek is a French based area with a lot of history where the farm names are all French based and the vineyards are all located in
Franschhoek was established by the French Huguenot refugees who started farms and businesses and named their farms after the areas in France, La Motte, Champagne, La Cotte, La Couronne, etc.
These farms have grown into renowned wineries and the heritage is shown today by the Huguenot Monument. Each farm has its own unique story to tell.
Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in Western Cape and was known as the City of Oaks due to the large number of oak trees. The first grapes were planted in 1690 and soon it became the center of South Africa’s wine industry.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route was established in 1971, known as Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes since 2002 and provides visitors the opportunity to experience a wide range of cultivars and includes farms such as Warwick and JC Le Roux.
Constantia is one of the most prestigious suburbs in South Africa in the Constantia Valley at the foot of the Constantiaberg mountain. The estate of Great Constantia was established in 1685.
The area is a tourist hub and is a well-known wine producing area. There are at least ten wine farms of which eight is on the wine route.