Best Wineries to Visit in South Africa 

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Looking to escape to a world where the wine flows as freely as the conversations? Then it’s time to pack your bags for South Africa. A visit to local wineries will give you a chance to immerse yourself in the culture, history, and breathtaking beauty that comes with every cork popped and glass poured. Here are a few of the best locations to check out on your next trip.

Groot Constantia, Cape Town

As South Africa’s oldest winery, Groot Constantia holds a special place in the country’s wine heritage. Founded in 1685, this estate is famous for its lush vineyards and historic Cape Dutch architecture. Their wine tours will give you great insights into their process. 

Stellenbosch Vineyards, Stellenbosch

The Stellenbosch region, the heart of the South African wine industry, is home to numerous renowned wineries. Stellenbosch Vineyards specifically is known for its innovative spirit and exceptional range of wines. The estate offers a modern tasting room experience with views of the Helderberg mountains. 

Meerlust Estate, Stellenbosch

With a winemaking tradition stretching back to 1756, Meerlust Estate is one of South Africa’s most prestigious wineries. The estate’s Rubicon, a Bordeaux-style blend, has garnered international acclaim. Explore the historic estate, savor tastings in their classic wine cellar, and enjoy the stunning views.

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Alisa G
Alisa loves exploring new places and learning languages. She enjoys trying new food wherever she goes and then incorporating the flavors into her cooking at home. When she's not traveling, you might catch her soaking up the sun, reading a fashion magazine or book in her backyard.