Stellenbosch Wine Farms

When it comes to the ultimate wine country trip, South Africa and its Stellenbosch wine farms always top my list.

Not only do they offer incredible wines that are an excellent bang for your buck, but the region itself is simply stunning. And let’s not forget about the mouthwatering food!

Enjoy a wine tasting on their picturesque terrace, overlooking the lush lawn. Then ask the tasting room staff for an informal tour to get a peek at the underground wine cellar.

Rust en Vrede

For those seeking adventure, see if you can spot the “big five” on a wine safari. No, we’re not talking about lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. These are the big five grapes!

Warwick Estate

For bubbly lovers, you must try South Africa’s Méthode Cap Classique. And Simonsig Wine Estate is home to the OG version. Frans Malan, the founder, produced the first bottle in South Africa.

Simonsig Wine Estate

You’ll find some unique wines here, like the Spatzendreck dessert wine made from white grapes left on the vine to dry out (a technique called passerillage).

Delheim Wine Estate

A comparative tasting of the Thelema and Sutherland wines is a great way to see how climate impacts the aromas and flavors of a wine. Plus, if you take any bottles with you, your tasting is on the house.

Thelema Mountain Vineyards

Wine tasting flights include options for a mix of five white, rosé, and red wines, or all red wines. Want to try them all? Get the combined tasting to sample all 10.


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