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Durbanville Wine Route, Cape Town, Western Cape

Durbanville Wine Route, Cape TownThe Durbanville Route is about 20 minutes to the north of Cape Town about midway to Stellenbosch. Many of the estates were established at about the turn of the 17th century when land was granted to free burghers by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel.

The area is cool and relatively dry with rich red soil creating the perfect terroir for growing top quality grapes and many of South Africa’s most acclaimed wines are produced there. This picturesque area is characterised by gently rolling hills rather than the dramatic mountains of Franschhoek but it is beautiful nonetheless. The wine tasting will not disappoint and there are many fine restaurants to choose from. Following are ShowMe’s choices:

The Durbanville Hills Cellar is the largest producer and is best known for the multiple award winning Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wines marketed under the Durbanville Hills and Renosterfields labels and the single vineyard Biesjes Craal Sauvignon Blanc. Read more …
Meerendal Wine Estate is situated on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills about 20 minutes from the CBD of Cape Town. Breezes from the cold Atlantic ocean, a mere 15Km to the west, create the perfect conditions for slow ripening so essential for retaining flavour. Read more …
Altydgedacht Wine Estate was established in 1698 when Simon van der Stel, signed the title deeds. After the death of the first owner the farm passed through many hands and was finally bought by the Parker family in 1852 who still run the farm to this day. Read more …
Diemersdal Wine Estate was established in 1698 when Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape, granted the land to Hendrik Sneewind. The farm changed hands when the widow Sneewind married Captain Diemer. In 1885 the Louw family acquired the farm and since then six generations of the family have run the farm. Read more …

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