Stellenbosch Wine Route
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is justifiably known as one of the finest that South Africa has to offer. The region's climate and fertile soils combined with careful selection of the correct grape varieties have produced a winemaking industry that has survived and indeed thrived for over 300 years. The Stellenbosch Wine Region is today synonymous with award winning wines.
At the centre of the region is the town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, established and named after Simon van Der Stel in 1679. The town has preserved this heritage, and today you can still walk down streets where the old oaks frame Cape Dutch houses. In keeping with the towns historical past the Stellenbosch Village Museum is a group of four carefully preserved and restored buildings each depicting a different era in the history of Stellenbosch. A tour through them offers a fascinating glimpse into the the evolving past - from frontier village to modern town.
The Wine Route
The Wine Route comprises 44 cellars The route offers the visitor an ideal opportunity of sampling these wines whilst exploring this famous wine-producing region.
The cellars of the Wine Route are situated along the four main roads leading to Stellenbosch. Each cellar entrance is clearly signposted - watch for the official Wine Route logo. Most of the cellars offer cellar tours as well as lunches in their shaded gardens or restaurants together with a bottle of wine of your choice.
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Some of the attractions are:
- Wine tasting on the many estates
- Cellar tours
- Mountain bike routes
- Hiking trails in the Jonkershoek Reserve
- The Vineyard Hiking Trail
- Six exceptional golf courses
- Fine cuisine
Useful Telephone numbers:
and Information Bureau
Phone: +27 21 883 3584
Fax: +27 21 883 8017