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Tulbagh Wine Route, Western Cape

Tulbagh Wine Route, Western CapeSurrounded by the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Obiqua Mountains, the Tulbagh Valley is unique indeed. The well-drained soils, cooling breezes, cold winters and good rainfall combine to create one of the most ideal agricultural areas in South Africa – particularly for grapes. Discovered as early as the 17th century, the area is steeped in history. Tulbagh has more historical buildings in the main street than any other town in the country – 32 in all.

Some of the best wines in the world, let alone in South Africa, are created in this verdant valley. One of the estates, Twee Jonge Gezellen, has been run by the same family since 1710. The long tradition of winemaking has been enhanced by modern methods of viticulture and the area has been responsible for many firsts – the first white wine to be produced in South Africa, the first night harvesting and one of the first organic wine farms.

This wine route is an absolute must for visitors to the Western Cape – the dramatic scenery is unsurpassed, the wines are truly world class, the art and cultural activities are a delight and the Cape floral kingdom is at its best. Experience avant-garde cellars to traditional Cape Dutch manor houses, hiking and mountain biking through pristine fynbos, great restaurants, tasting rooms and even a theatre.

The Tulbagh Wine Route is one of the most interesting and diverse in the Western Cape.

Twee Jonge Gezellen Wine Farm is situated in the north west corner of the Tulbagh Valley about 125Km from Cape Town. The vineyards extend up the eastern slopes of the Saron Peak in the Obiqua Mountains. Also known as the House of Krone. Read more
Waverley Hills Wine Estate is situated at the foothills of the Witzenberg Mountains between the towns of Tulbagh and Ceres in the Western Cape. The area is particularly well known for its pristine fynbos. Read more
Saronsberg Wine Farm is situated at the foot of the Saronsberg Mountain, part of the Obiqua Mountains which together with the Winterhoek and Witzenberg Ranges, surround the Tulbagh Valley. Read more
Rijk’s Private Cellar was established in the Tulbagh Valley in 1996 by the Dorrington family. After searching for the right farm the family made the decision to start a farm from scratch in virgin soil with virus free vines. Read more
Theuniskraal Wine Estate is situated in the beautiful Winterhoek Valley about 7Km outside the town of Tulbagh. Agriculture in the valley goes way back to the 17th century making it one of the oldest farming areas in South Africa. Read more
More info on the town of Tulbagh More info on the Breede Valley area

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