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Greatest Wine Farms within the Durbanville Wine Valley 2023

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The fantastic Durbanville wine farms within the rolling hills of this improbable wine-producing space are a improbable day journey from Cape City. Positioned simply 30 kilometers from town middle Durbanville is an effective various to the wine farms of Constantia for wine tasting. See our detailed information to wine tasting from Cape City.

What wines ought to I style in Durbanville? – Durbanville is legendary for glorious Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux blends, and Pinotage wines comprised of grapes grown on this cooler area near the Atlantic Ocean. 

Durbanville Wine Route Map
Durbanville Wine Route Map, De Grendel is nineteen km from Cape City, a few 25 minute drive on the N1 freeway, CLICK MAP for Google Maps of this map.

The Durbanville wine farms provide a few of the greatest views of Desk Mountain accessible, a superb backdrop for tasting some top-quality wines.

Positioned within the coronary heart of wine nation with vineyards planted as early as 1702 Durbanville is among the oldest wine-producing areas within the nation. On this article we take a look at how you can go wine tasting round Durbanville; the improbable wine farms, particular wines, some nice meals pairings, glorious property eating places, and a few superior actions to not miss.

When you’re planning to discover different areas of Cape Winelands don’t miss the well-known wine farms of Stellenbosch and discover out what to do in Franschhoek in addition to wine tasting.

wine tasting Nitida
Wonderful cozy tasting between the wine barrels at Nitida.

Exploring espresso and wine whereas touring is a ardour for us, don’t miss our information to the greatest espresso outlets in Cape City in case you are a caffeine junkie!

What wines ought to I style in Durbanville? – Durbanville is legendary for glorious Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux blends, and Pinotage wines comprised of grapes grown on this cooler area. 

The Durbanville wine farms provide a few of the greatest views of Desk Mountain accessible, a superb backdrop for tasting some high quality wines.

Positioned within the coronary heart of wine nation with vineyards planted as early as 1702 Durbanville is among the oldest wine-producing areas within the nation. On this article we take a look at how you can go wine tasting round Durbanville; the improbable wine farms, particular wines, some nice meals pairings, glorious property eating places, and a few superior actions to not miss.

Wine Excursions on the Durbanville Wine Route

 Wine Tasting Non-public Tour by Durbanville Winelands Decide up at Cape City lodging.

– African Story Wine Tour is a well-liked, highly-rated wine tour within the Cape Winelands

  • Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch
  • go to 4 totally different wineries
  • lodge pickup, and round-trip transport from Cape City

Doing an organized wine tour clearly offers you much less freedom, however you possibly can study lots from a educated information, it is extremely handy, and the most important benefit is you don’t want a delegated driver. Self-drive is the most typical strategy to discover the Durbanville wine route with restricted corporations providing wine excursions, however they’re accessible.

Ideas for tasting within the Durbanville Wine Valley

  • Tasting venues get very busy on weekends and public holidays, we want to go through the week.
  • The water within the space is brackish, some farms provide mineral water on the market, you should buy water, drink brackish water, or carry your personal.
  • Share a tasting, if you happen to simply need to style the wines we discovered one tasting is a lot for 2 folks and we purchase a bottle of our favourite to take residence.
  • E book your tasting in case you are a gaggle, go tasting on a weekend or vacation, or when you’ve got a particular request.
  • Renting a automobile, or self-drive is the way in which to go within the valley. Our favourite automobile leases in Cape City
  • Strive a few of the meals pairings, there are some fascinating meals pairings on totally different farms that carry out distinctive traits from these glorious wines.
  • Discover the property eating places, many of the farms have improbable eating places with superb views and top-quality meals.
  • Carry the children, a few of the farms cater to the entire household with large lawns, massive playgrounds, biking routes, and nice pizzas.
  • Among the wine estates have stay music over weekends, that is nice enjoyable with superior native bands enjoying outdoors in a gorgeous setting.

Durbanville Wine Farms

The wine areas of South Africa are outlined geographically by a Wine of Origin system that’s proven on the wine labels.  The Wine of Origin District ‘Cape City’ accommodates a complete of 30 wine farms and is split into the wards Durbanville, Constantia, Philadelphia, and Hout Bay. Wards divide wine-growing areas by distinctive terroir traits equivalent to local weather, panorama, and soil sort that have an effect on grape and wine high quality. There are 12 wine farms within the Durbanville ward.

Tasting room in the vineyards at Nitida
Tasting room within the vineyards at Nitida

Durbanville Hills

The award-winning Durbanville Hills wine property might be the best-known vineyard on the Durbanville wine route, positioned solely about 20 minutes drive from Cape City’s metropolis centre. The fashionable tasting room with spectacular views of Desk Mountain and Desk Bay may be very common providing about 100 000 tasting per yr.

Seven distinguished grape growers within the Durbanville district teamed up with Distell to construct the Durbanville Hills cellar and make their very own wines; as we speak they’re 9 companions. A few of these farms began producing grapes within the early 1700s, however the first classic of wine produced in Durbanville Hills was in 1999.

Chocolate and wine pairing at Durbanville Hills
Chocolate and wine pairing at Durbanville Hills

Wine Tasting at Durbanville Hills

The fashionable tasting room has improbable views of Desk Mountain, Desk Bay, Robben Island, and Cape City. On a pleasant day tasting wine outdoors is as nice as observing the vineyards of the Durbanville wine valley and the ocean. In winter the hearth inside makes it very cozy. The spectacular tasting room has floor-to-ceiling glass for viewing the cellar. The big venue incorporates the wine tasting space, restaurant, assembly rooms, and a store, with massive home windows and a balcony.

There are lots of types of tasting on provide right here, together with quite a lot of meals and wine pairings. 

Award-winning wines to style – Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve Cableway Chardonnay 2018, Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Durbanville Hills Caapmans Cabernet Merlot 2006

Durbanville Hills Wine Pairings

The Chocolate Wine Pairing – A chocolatier from Knysna created artisan goodies particularly to enhance the aroma, taste, and general mouthfeel of particular wines.

The Cheese pairing combines full-bodied wines with robust and flavorful cheeses. The Biltong pairing is a uniquely South African meals expertise. Biltong is a kind of cured meat from totally different origins, normally beef or recreation. This tasting pairs dried fruits and biltong with well-suited wines. 

Actions at Durbanville Hills

Desk Mountain Wine Safari – Throughout this wine-tasting tour you might be taken in a safari automobile on some winding routes round Desk Mountain on lesser-driven roads closed to the general public to some particular spots for nice views of the ocean, mountains, and Cape City space tasting wines with a number of snacks on the route. 

Cellar Excursions – a tour of the cellar is offered together with a Crystal tasting.

For youngsters, Durbanville Hills has an out of doors children’ play space, with a jungle health club and an enormous garden to run round and play whilst you take pleasure in your tasting. 

The restaurant at Durbanville Hills

The award-winning Durbanville Hills Vineyard Restaurant is named Tangram (the identify of a flagship wine made right here). Advantageous eating with spectacular views of Cape City displaying off at sundown.  The up to date setting of Tangram restaurant presents lovely panoramic views of Desk Mountain, Desk Bay, and the vineyards of the Durbanville wine valley. E book forward.

E book a tasting or desk – Durbanville Hills +27 (0)21 558 1300

Durbanville Hills with Youngsters

Wine lovers don´t have to go away the children at residence. There’s a nice play space with swings, a big, trendy climbing body, and grass the place the children can play. Generally over weekends there may be stay music on this outside space.  

Klein Roosboom

For a novel wine-tasting expertise on the Durbanville wine route don’t miss Klein Roosboom Wine Farm. The boutique vineyard describes itself as ‘Cape City’s best-kept secret’, I’m not going to argue with them. It’s troublesome to face out on this wine route; blessed with glorious terroir, many farms producing phenomenal wines, loads of nice views of Desk Mountain, distinctive wine-tasting rooms and lots of high-quality eating places. The wine tasting in outdated cement fermentation tanks changed into non-public little tasting rooms, fantastically embellished is a really particular expertise at this wine farm. They prolong the distinctive expertise to Jéan Restaurant the place you possibly can have a desk set contained in the vineyards of Klein Roosboom.

Tasting wine in one of many ‘wine caves’ at Klein Roosboom.

Wine tasting at Klein Roosboom

We actually loved the wines made by Karin De Villiers, winemaker and proprietor at Klein Roosboom vineyard. A lot of the wines have been named after a member of the family with letters written to that particular particular person as again labels, take a while to learn them, it’s very nice. If you’d like one thing to nibble on there are some good platters accessible, you may also order a picnic basket for two filled with goodies to take pleasure in someplace on this lovely property.

Wine Tasting at Klein Roosboom, one thing distinctive!

The wines at Klein Roosboom are nice, however the star of the tasting was the expertise of the non-public tasting within the outdated fermentation tank uniquely embellished. Every room is an outdated concrete wine vat transformed into a shocking little tasting room. You’ll be able to nonetheless expertise the wine and see and really feel outdated wine crystallization on the partitions.

Each room is uniquely embellished with a special theme. Aside from the wine tank rooms there are tables inside and outdoors for tasting. The tasting was effectively offered by the pleasant, educated workers. It will get busy on weekends and in season, so if you’d like a comfortable non-public wine-tasting room at these occasions guide your Klein Roosboom wine-tasting forward.

Award-winning wines to style – Klein Roosboom Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Jean Deli

The situation and elegance of this glass constructing within the vineyards of Klein Roosboom is beautiful. Named after Karin’s late husband, the décor is imaginative and relaxed, and evaluations of Chef Lorianne Heyns and her group’s dishes and creativity are improbable. The restaurant focuses on native, farm-fresh, and natural produce. There are some tables and umbrellas within the winery which might be an incredible expertise to take a seat and luxuriate in a glass of wine or meals from the restaurant.

Issues to do at Klein Roosboom Vineyard

Go on a Get together Bike Journey – the bike is definitely a 12-seat automobile with a mix of pedal energy and an electrical motor. Cruising by the winery for two hours you possibly can take a snack field or some wine and there will probably be a number of tasting factors on the cruise.

Carry the children -Klein Roosboom has a pleasant play space with a jungle health club and slide that lands in a sandpit 

Make a booking- Klein Roosboom

Wine Tasting Room+27 (0)60 877 2678 JÉAN Deli +27 (0)79 693 9646

De Grendel

In relation to superb views of Desk Mountain, seeing our favourite mountain behind the vineyards of the Durbanville wine valley from the wine farm De Grendel was our primary selection. This lovely venue remains to be an actual farm, driving to the tasting room you cross cattle grazing on flower-strewn meadows. De Grendel is blessed with sea views, cool ocean breezes, and misty nights; excellent circumstances for producing top-quality Sauvignon Blanc wines. Top-of-the-line wine farms within the coronary heart of the Durbanville wine valley. 

view from De Grendel
Wonderful view of Desk Mountain tasting wine on the stoep of De Grendel.

Wine Tasting at De Grendel

Wine Tasting at De Grendel Wine Property is a superb expertise. The relaxed, however upmarket ambiance and pleasant, educated workers create an incredible ambiance for wine tasting. The wines are improbable. De Grendel has two tasting areas, a gorgeous tasting room with massive home windows, in addition to a stunning deck, each provide superb views of Desk Mountain.

I can suggest the flagship tasting, the ‘Op die berg’ Chardonnay and the ‘Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc’ have been improbable and effectively priced (we took a Koetshuis residence) and don’t miss the Rubayat Bordeaux mix.

Award-winning wines to style – De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2018, De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2019, De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2017, De Grendel Rubaiyat 2016 (Pink Mix)

Open for tasting – Monday to Saturday: 9 am to five pm, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10 am to 4 pm

De Grendel Restaurant

The De Grendel restaurant is a highly-rated high-quality eating restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is gorgeous providing beautiful views by massive home windows, chef Ian Bergh is seen from behind the glass in his kitchen. Dishes are all designed to enhance wines of their glorious vary and are ready from regionally sourced components. The menu adjustments typically primarily based on the provision of native farm-sourced components.

For lunch, select from the two- or three-course choices, with non-obligatory wine pairings.

The favored restaurant is usually absolutely booked weeks forward. The spectacular view of Desk Mountain from this prestigious wine farm is to not be missed!

Reservation beneficial – Tel: 021 558 6280 Bookings De Grendel

Meerendal

Meerendal wine property is certainly one of just a few wine farms in South Africa that may declare it has been bottling wine beneath the present identify of the property for greater than 50 years. The farm is greater than 300 years outdated and the primary grape vines have been planted right here in 1714. Till 1969 all of the wine nonetheless went into anonymous barrels on the KWV cooperative cellar. In 1969 Shiraz and Pinotage was bottled beneath the Meerland model. Meerendal was one of many first farms to plant Pinotage and as we speak they produce Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot, and Pinot Noir grapes and wines.

The tasting room at Meerendal
The tasting room at Meerendal

There may be a lot to do at Meerendal property, it options two eating places, a wine tasting room, some glorious mountain biking, and path operating trails, and even a wine academy!

Wine Tasting at Meerendal

Meerendal has a small tasting room, with some tasting tables and a bar space, outside seating is feasible. The tasting was effectively offered. There are two tasting choices accessible.

Award-winning wines to style – Meerendal Intensio Pinotage 2017, Meerendal Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Eating places at Meerendal

 Meerendal has Bossa Nova on the farm! This can be a common franchise restaurant with an incredible social vibe. Pizzas, burgers, steaks and extra. This Bossa has an incredible breakfast menu. The tables outdoors are an incredible spot to eat or drink a cocktail, there’s a pleasant jungle health club on the grass for youths. 

Mountain Bike and Working Trails

Meerendal is residence to a spread of extremely popular mountain bike trails for all ranges. Worldwide occasions just like the Cape Epic have been hosted right here. The paths are graded from simple to medium and are designed and marked for various talent ranges. The routes take 1-2 hours to finish relying in your tempo.

There are three operating trails at Meerendal with a mixed distance of 9km.

The favored 5 km Parkrun takes place at Meerendal on Saturdays (2023).

Meerendal Wine Academy

Enter the Meerendal Wine Academy for an introduction to the wine-making course of. Expertise all elements of winemaking from the winery to the cellar, study from the winemaker, and do official wine-tasting programs.

Lodging at Meerendal

Meerendal Boutique Lodge – Keep on this luxurious 4-star lodge with a gorgeous, massive room and bogs. Nice location – easy accessibility to the wine lands and the western coast seashores, Cape City and the V&A Waterfront, and the Cape City Worldwide Airport (shuttle for decide up accessible).

Canto

The boutique vineyard Canto is the most recent addition to the Durbanville Wine Route and solely opened its doorways promoting its personal wine in January 2018. The farm is well-known for producing glorious MCCs (champagne) and we have been trying ahead to the famend MCC and macaron pairing, a novel wine tasting expertise. 

Canto is an superior place to go over weekends, go for a picnic on their enormous garden, order a scrumptious pizza, or go for an MCC and macaron tasting!

MCC Macaron pairing Canto
Scrumptious MCC/Macron pairing at Canto

The tasting room appears to be like like a white chapel in the course of an enormous garden surrounded by vineyards. Canto is positioned on the Vissershok street subsequent to Meerendal.

Winetasting at Canto

The fashionable tasting room is fashionable and cozy with a bar and lounge space furnished with snug couches, tasting tables, and chairs, with the vineyard within the background. There are two tasting choices at Canto, the MCC tasting with 4 MCCs and their customary wine tasting with a mixture of 5 crimson and white wines. From the nonetheless wines, Canto produces a superb wooded Chardonnay and a really good full-bodied Merlot.

We don’t typically style MCC so evaluating the 4 Canto MCCs was a little bit of a novelty. Clearly, we needed to do the MCC/macaron pairing. First tasting the MCCs on their very own our favourite was the bizarre Shiraz MCC with clear raspberry aromas. The Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC was one other favourite, with extra richness with some strawberry flavors.

Our favourite pairing was the Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC and the Salted Caramel macaron. The macaron is scrumptious and brings out the richness of the MCC. After this pairing, we purchased a bottle of the Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC and can purchase salted caramel macarons when we now have one thing particular to have a good time!

The tasting room has a deli fridge stocked with quite a lot of cheeses, chilly meats, and condiments to construct your personal platter for the tasting room.

Award-winning wines to style – Canto Merlot 2018

Picnic at Canto

Canto has an enormous garden, the proper place for picnics which can be found on Saturdays and Sundays. They provide a build-your-own picnic possibility on the deli with quite a lot of cheeses, chilly meats, condiments, and extra To picnic at Canto a minimal buy from the deli for R180 (2023) is required (excluding wine and beverage purchases). Ten spots can be found with a most of 4 folks per picnic spot, that is on a first-come first-served foundation.

Nitida

Nitida is an award-winning boutique vineyard identified for its glorious Sauvignon Blanc wines solely established in 1990, one of many youngest wineries within the Durbanville wine area. The farm has produced some award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon wines in addition to glorious reds with award-winning Merlot and Pinot Noir vintages.

Evaluating 4 totally different Sauvignon Blanc wines in a sensory tasting at Nitida with some aroma sensory parts. Even on this image you possibly can see an enormous distinction between the wines made in several types.

Nitida Wines are named after the flower, Protea Nitida, which grows within the endangered Renosterveld Flora. The native flora is vital to Bernard and Peta Veller which incorporate the endangered vegetation into their lovely, fastidiously designed labels.

Wine Tasting at Nitida

Tasting here’s a distinctive expertise on the Durbanville wine route, you are feeling a part of the wine-making course of. The tasting space is small and inside a cellar surrounded by wine barrels the place workers are tasting, mixing, and happening with their wine-making duties. 

There are three tasting choices; a basic tasting), an artisanal tasting of 4 costlier and restricted wines, and a Sauvignon Sensory Tasting.

The Sauvignon Blanc Tasting at Nitida 

We did the Sauvignon Blanc Sensory Tasting, it was a enjoyable expertise. You get to style 4 of Nitida’s award-winning Sauvignon Blanc wines and get a goodie basket crammed with an assortment of parts you possibly can sniff and even style to awaken your senses. We performed round with the dried fruits, flowers, herbs, spices,s and different parts, exploring the wines for an hour or so, an incredible concept in Sauvignon Blanc nation. Our host was pleasant and educated, however we’d have most popular labeled parts and extra steerage to show it into a greater studying expertise.

Award-winning wines to style – Nitida Golden Orb 2018 (Sauvignon Blanc), Nitida Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Nitida Wild Youngster 2018 (Sauvignon Blanc), Nitida Semillon 2018

Eating places at Nitida

There are two eating places owned and managed by Warren Swaffield on the property, Cassia Restaurant and Tables at Nitida. 

Cassia serves a various menu described as ‘up to date, rustic delicacies’. E book a Desk

Tables at Ntida is a household bistro, that prepares easy meals utilizing regionally produced and sourced components that complement the delicacies. 

Bookings – Contact Nitida Wine Cellar +27 21 976 1467 Tables at Nitida +27 21 975 9357

For the children – Tables at Nitida has a jungle health club and swings for youths to play. The property additionally presents an interactive tasting expertise for kids that may be enjoyable. 

D’Aria

Sharing a cheese platter and tasting glorious wine at an incredible venue we actually liked the wine farm D’Aria. The farming historical past of this land goes again about 300 years, D’Aria was nonetheless established in 1998 and the primary wine classic was produced ten years later. At the moment the wines produced right here by winemaker Rudi von Waltsleben are prime notch with a number of award-winning whites and reds. They delight themselves on glorious terroir, minimal dealing with of the grapes, and doing the vinification course of by hand so far as attainable. The situation is gorgeous with an open Tasting Room that overlooks a small dam and fountain from the rear deck. There are a number of bench tables beneath the bushes on the grass subsequent to the water. The ambiance within the tasting room is nice, it’s a self-help setup.

wine tasting D'Aria
Having fun with a cheese platter with our wine tasting beneath the Poplar bushes at D’Aria.

You’ll be able to take pleasure in good burgers and a wine tasting on the picket deck between tall bushes overlooking the dam.

Wine tasting at D’Aria

The tasting is served one glass at a time on the counter contained in the tasting room, we loved our tasting beneath the poplar bushes with a cheese platter. Rudi, proprietor, and winemaker, is a music man and lots of the wine’s names are music-related. From the Premium Vary, we actually loved the Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot with wealthy crimson fruit (we took a bottle residence). The wooded Sauvignon Blanc ‘The Following’ is one thing totally different.

What is occurring at DÁria – D’Aria Vineyard hosts quite a lot of seasonal occasions from tastings with the winemaker, to stay music live shows, meals and wine experiences, and extra.

Award-winning wines to style – D’Aria Songbird Sauvignon Blanc 2018, D’Aria Wild Factor Sauvignon Blanc 2019, D’Aria Soprano Shiraz 2018

Eating places at D’Aria

D´Aria is residence to three eating places, on this picturesque farm. Patina, the Terrace and Botany. Patina is a excessive finish steakhouse specializing in glorious high quality beef, off beam there may be nice wine to pair it with.  The Terrace at D’Aria is an off-the-cuff restuarant with an indoor and outside setting. A assorted menu with nice sushi,  grilled salmon, steaks to good salads. Botany is an excessive finish cocktail lounge at D’Aria serving quite a lot of Tapas.

Maastricht

The farm Maastricht was established in 1702 producing grapes for a few years however producing wines beneath the Maastricht label solely began not too long ago. The early Dutch settlers named the farm Maastricht as a result of the clay soils reminded them of their hometown with the identical identify. We had an incredible tasting and I’ll suggest you go to the brand new tasting amenities at this lovely wine farm. The Louw household has been making wine right here since 1982, establishing the Maastricht wine farm in 2010. The farm is planted with about 100 hectares of vineyards, primarily Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon with a small block of Pinot Noir.

Wine tasting at Maastricht

The doorway to the tasting space is very nice with a flower-filled path main as much as the outdated barn that has been transformed right into a tasting room. The brand new outdoors tasting space overlooking the vineyards is ideal for a summer season day and we loved our tasting right here. We loved the Maastricht Pinotage 2018, with crimson fruits, black cherry, and an enormous juicy mouthfeel. For a pleasant Sauvignon Blanc at this little boutique vineyard take a look at the Maastricht The Contour Sauvignon Blanc 2022. Some mild meals or snacks can be found for buy on the tasting room.

Award-winning wines to style: Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Maastricht Pinot Noir 2017

Bookings Maastricht wine tastings for a personal tasting for teams of two to fifteen folks. 021 976 1995

Maastricht tasting room
The gorgeous entrance to the Maastricht tasting room

Bloemendal

Bloemendal Wine Property has a wealthy historical past and was established in 1702 and is among the largest wine farms within the Durbanville space, stretching into the Kanonberg Mountains. The primary wine cellar on Bloemendal was inbuilt 1920, however the farm was solely registered as a wine property in 1987. A producer of high quality award-winning wines, greatest identified for glorious Sauvignon Blancs typical for the Durbanville wine valley. The favored household restaurant, Bon Amis is positioned on the property. This can be a very family-friendly venue with sprawling lawns, a jungle health club for the children, a biking observe, wooden wood-fired pizza oven, and even kiddies juice and ice cream tasting!

We loved the Nougat and wine pairing at Bloemendal.

Wine tasting at Bloemendal

Bloemendal has an intensive vary of wines you possibly can style and presents some fascinating meals pairings. The small tasting room and terrace are good for wine tasting, however there may be not a lot of a view from the tasting middle. Don’t mis the Suider Terras Sauvignon Blanc. We loved the wine and nougat pairing, it actually one thing totally different and fascinating. The Sally Williams Nougats have been all improbable, I liked the Macadamia nougat paired with a barrel-fermented and aged Chardonnay (2016), for us the nougat accentuated caramel and hazelnut tones within the wine that we liked. One other fascinating pairing is the wine and ice cream pairing consisting of three wines paired with ice lotions from Nina’s Ice Cream. 

Award-winning wines to style – Bloemendal Waterlily Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Bloemendal Restaurant

The favored household restaurant Bon Amis perched on a hill has improbable panoramic views of the vineyards within the Durbanville wine valley, Desk Mountain, and Lions Head. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bon Amis has loads of potential with an incredible venue wood-fired pizzas and freshly made sushi. 

Issues To Do at Bloemendal

Do you’re keen on outside actions? Bloemendal is residence to the superior Biosport mountain bike trails for all talent ranges. Biosport is a mountain biking cycle observe located on the property in addition they present bike rent and host biking occasions. The Bloemendal and Hillcrest trails are a community of various trails within the lovely Durbanville hills providing the rider a number of trails, nice bounce runs, and flowing picturesque trails. Open 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Sunday

Bookings – Bloemendal 

Carry the children – There’s a large jungle health club in a sand pit at Bon Amis restaurant. Many youngsters benefit from the mountain bike trails, bear in mind to carry a helmet!

Altydgedacht

Altydgedacht Property is among the oldest farms in South Africa, a household farm established in 1698. The historic farm has been within the Parker household for since 1852, a legacy spanning six generations. You’ll be able to really feel the historical past within the 300-year-old cellar with its white-washed partitions. 

Wines at Altydgedacht

Altydgedacht makes some improbable wines, some uncommon cultivars, and types for this a part of the world. We loved the Italian selection Barbera, not typically seen round right here with berry and licorice aromas, an incredible crimson wine to not miss. They provide an incredible dry Gewurztraminer with Turkish delight and rose petal aromas. Dry Gewurztraminer is one other wine that isn’t quite common, we liked this wine and purchased a bottle. The Outdated Vine Chennin Blanc 2018 is a terroir-driven wine comprised of 46-year-old single winery vines. A singular Chennin with a number of apple and citrus notes and hints of oak, it was matured in French oak. 

Tasting hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 to 16:00, Sunday and Monday: Closed

Buying wine at Altydgedacht
Shopping for wine at Altydgedacht

Lodging close to the Durbanville Wine Route

When selecting lodging search for effectively rated locations with many evaluations. The next amenities are all effectively rated, lower than 10km drive from the Durbanville Wine Route with good evaluations. I’ll suggest that you simply learn some evaluations earlier than reserving a spot.

Price range Lodging

Mid Vary

Luxurious

Wine tasting Durbanville – how does it work?

The wine farms on the Durbanville wine route that supply wine tasting all have a devoted tasting room with effectively skilled workers to let you know concerning the wines and help you with the tasting. We discovered the tastings right here value a bit greater than on another wine routes, however consists of extra wines. This is a crucial reality to contemplate when planning your route, if you happen to self drive I’ll suggest no more than 3 farms on a day. We regularly share a tasting between the 2 of us, for the reason that quantity they pour is ample for 2 folks to style and have by no means encountered a farm having an issue with this. Following the tasting we normally purchase a bottle of our favourite to take pleasure in with a braai or some sushi again residence. 

Durbanville is positioned about half-hour drive from Cape City, the farms aren’t far aside (take a look at our Wine Farm Map) and self drive is the most typical strategy to discover the realm.

The rolling hills of the Durbanville Wine Valley.

Journey Sources for Cape City

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