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7 of the best wineries in South Africa

South Africa is renowned for its verdant Winelands, where a host of wineries produce some of the world’s greatest produce. If you are planning a trip to South Africa, visiting a quintessential winery should definitely be on your to-do list. But where are the best wineries, and which are worth seeing? We’ve compiled a list of the Best Wineries in South Africa, so you won’t have to waste a moment in your search for the perfect glass of wine. Cheers! Vrede en Lust Dating back to 1688, the Vrede en Lust winery has had years to perfect its construction of fine wines. Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, this modern farm establishment rests on a foundation that is more than 300 years old. Vrede en Lust produces red, white and rose wines, which guests can sample on a wine tasting activity day or as they stay in the winery’s luxurious accommodation. Vrede en Lust Maison Estate Maison Estate is a relatively modern winery located in the Valley of the Huguenots, and has won various awards for its fragrant and delicious wines. You can sample the estate’s produce at a wine tasting or even at your own wedding, as they offer luxurious event facilities. There is also an impressive tasting room and deli for you to feast in: your taste buds won’t know what hit them. Rustenburg Located in Stellenbosch, Rustenburg boasts stunning landscapes as well as delicious produce. Each bottle of wine has been aged to perfection, with the utmost care taken to perfectly preserve its array of flavours. Rustenburg is open seven days a week, where visitors are welcome to partake in wine tasting events and learn more about this fine estate. Cederberg Having won multiple awards for their wines, it’s no surprise that Cederberg is considered one of the greatest wineries in South Africa. Cederberg also takes great pride in its conservation work and biodiversity, with the winery being involved in various projects and initiatives to benefit the surrounding community and environment. Cederberg Boekenhoutskloof First established in 1776, the homestead and vineyard of Boekenhoutskloof is still at the forefront of winemaking today. Located in Franschhoek Valley, the winery enjoys both stunning surroundings and an environment conducive to producing the world’s finest wines. A visit to the winery is guaranteed to delight all of your senses, particularly your taste buds. Boekenhouskloof Lammershoek This family-owned and run vineyard in Swartland is committed to creating wine which aptly reflects South Africa. Vibrant colours clash with bold flavours, resulting in some of the world’s most celebrated wines. But don’t just take our word for it: Lammershoek hosts wine tastings, where visitors are invited to sample many of the estate’s offerings. Tokara Estates Situated in Stellenbosch, Tokara Estates specialises in making its own olive oils, deli items and of course delicious wines. You are welcome to feast upon all of these masterpieces at the estate, including its own restaurant, which is also home to breath-taking surroundings and a knowledgeable team of winemakers. Tokara Estates Matthew Coe is Online Marketing Manager for Wanderforth. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

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  1. What a difficult,if not impossible choice.There are so many spectacular wineries to visit, each with a unique offering. Some of my favourites are La Motte, De Morgenzon, Vergelegen, Black Oystercatcher, Vriesenhof,Bouchard-Finlayson and Creation wines. What makes the South African wine tourism experience special is the quality of the wines, the beautiful scenery and historical setting and the friendliness of the owners and staff.

  2. I too loved La Motte – their restaurant is absolutely delicious. Another one of my favorites is Delaire. Sitting outside on the tables, viewing the statuaries, having a wine tasting with a new glass for every wine – heaven

  3. thank you for sharing this list! I attended a wine tasting last year where wines from South Africa were highlighted. I had not been very familiar but after that tasting, a trip to South Africa was on my list. I was very impressed with the wines!

  4. I will be adding these wineries to my “to visit list” for South Africa! I’ve been told it’s a fabulous place to visit and that the wines are exquisite. Thanks for the tips!

  5. Wow, South Africa has a lot of wineries. I guess the weather is perfect for growing the Pinotage which is unique to the country. However, I’m not a fan of reds as I don’t like the feel of tannins in my mouth. I like smoother taste of whites. Tokara Estates sounds amazing as they also make olive oil which I use a lot of to cook. I would like to know how they are made as well just to satisfy my curiousity and for additional stories around the dinner table.

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