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Route 7: West Coast Wines (South)

Day 1

 

Morning: Swartland Winery (Malmesbury)

Swartland Winery, a co-operative on the farm Doomkuil outside Malmesbury, was established in 1948. The current 65 members produce 23 000 tons of grapes pa. The premium range, Indalo, received a number of gold awards in 2003 with the Swartland Range hot on its heels. These and others like d’vine and Kamsberg can be tasted at the cellar. Open Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00, Saturdays and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 12:00.

 

Kloovenburg Vineyards

Kloovenburg’s vineyards and olive groves herald the entrance to the picturesque Riebeek Valley. For tasting they offer award-winning wines, olives and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. A limited quantity of excellent quality is their motto.

 

 

Afternoon: Riebeek Cellars

The Cellar is recognized for its excellent quality, fruity flavoured whites and full bodied reds. Tel: +27 22 448 1213, E-mail: info@riebeekcellars.co.za

Allesverloren Wine Estate

Established in 1704, Allesverloren is the oldest wine estate in the Swartland Wine of Origin District and celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003. Renowned for its distinctive full-bodied red wines: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and its multi-dimensional port.

Tel: +27 22 461 2320, E-mail: info@allesverloren.co.za

Return to Cape Town or . . .

 

Evening: Paternoster

Dine at one of Paternoster’s fine Restaurants.

 

Day 2

 

Morning: Porterville Cellars

Nestled at the base of the majestic Groot Winterhoek Mountains is Porterville Cellars, home of good wines. The cellars boast a beautiful tasting room where, in its warm relaxed atmosphere, a simple wine tasting is turned into a memorable occasion. Tel: +27 22 931 2170, E-mail: info@tulbaghwine.co.za
Afternoon: Winkelshoek (Piketberg)

At the northern entrance to Piketberg you’ll find the very impressive tasting hall of Winkelshoek. It is the only cellar where all the wines of the Swartland Wine of Origin region can be tasted and bought. Tel: +27 22 913 1092, E-mail: info@winkelshoek.co.za

 

Citrusdal Cellar

A short drive over the Piekenierskloof Pass will bring you to the Goue Vallei (Golden Valley), home of the Citrusdal Cellar. This cellar receives grapes harvested from (grown in) matchless conditions.

Cederberg Mountain vineyards produce fruity Pinotage and Chardonnay grapes, while Piekenierskloof delivers unusually concentrated extracts, handpicked from vines growing in sandy soil, caressed by cool, moist breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. Unique wines like Cardouw Grenache and Goue Vallei Chianti can be tasted here. Tel: +27 22 921 2233, E-mail: info@citrusdalcellars.co.za

Spend the evening at one of the many accommodation facilities in Citrusdal.
Tourism info: +27 22 921 3210, E-mail: info@citrusdal.info

 

Evening: Paternoster

Dine at one of Paternoster’s fine Restaurants.

 

Day 3

 

Morning: Klawer Cellar

Travelling further north, you’ll find the pride of the Olifants River Valley – Klawer Cellar. Although locally available, Birdfield is an export series of wines. Both the winemaker and the cellar have already won a varity of Varitas and other awards. The cellar is producing top quality wines with limited cultivars like Shiraz, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc (Stein) and Chardonnay. Tel: +27 27 216 1530, E-mail: klawerwyn@kingsley.co.za

Afternoon: Lutzville Cape Diamond Vineyards

Lutzville Cape Diamond Vineyards are nestled on the banks of the Olifants (Elephants) River, where it flows into the diamond rich ocean of the South African West Coast. A few miles downstream, the Atlantic Ocean’s bracing Benguela current brings cool breezes to create perfect conditions for our brilliant, multi-faceted fine wines.

The cellar is open for wine tasting Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00, Saturdays and Public Holidays: 10:00 – 14:00.

Tel: +27 27 201 3376 E-mail: info@lutzvillevineyards.com

Overnight in one of the guest houses and enjoy a leisurely 3-hour drive back to Cape Town the next day.

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