Looking for fancy glasses filled with even fancier tastes? Cape Town’s wineries and surrounding estates promise to tickle your taste buds with delicious wine. South Africa really knows its wines and invites you to get a tad tipsy in their expansive and luxurious estates all just a short way from Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, Cape Town. There are plenty of excellent vineyards to explore and tastings to take part in, so we have picked out six that are extra special to help you choose. Get excited because the wine and views are equally amazing!
1. Cape Point Vineyards
South of Cape Town’s center with a view of Table Mountain and the ocean, lies Cape Point Vineyards. Inside this stylish estate, you can look across the beautiful South African landscape and enjoy some delicious wine in their new Tasting Room. Gather friends and nibble on a cheese platter paired with a glass of red, or enjoy a whole meal at their restaurant.
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2. Eagles’ Nest
At the foot of Cape Town’s looming yet luscious Table Mountain is the Eagles’ Nest Winery. Twisting up towards the mountain are hundreds of vines inviting you to roam through with arms spread and smiles bright. The team at Eagles’ Nest prepare picnics for purchase in the summer months, which means you can head out and enjoy a delicious lunch and sip wine made from the vines wrapping around you.
© Eagles’ Nest Constantia / eaglesnestwines.com
3. Constantia Glen
Get fancy at the incredible Constantia Glen. Moments from the center of Cape Town, this winery is easy to get to and offers a destination that is perfectly picturesque. Escape the city and float your way through the day with fresh air, fantastic food and an award winning Sauvignon Blanc.
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4. Flagstone Wineries
Flagstone is certainly a name you have heard before if you are a wine lover and for a good reason. Flagstone Wineries produce some of the best Shiraz’s, pointing out their award winning favorite the Dark Horse. Head to their tasting room in Sommerset West and let your curiosity lead you to even more delectable flavors.
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5. Solms-Delta Wine Estate
About an hour out of Cape Town is the Solms-Delta Estate. Tucked away into the trees, in the middle of Cape Winelands you will find a space ripe with green and full of adventure. Not only are you welcome to join a guided tasting of their wines, you can picnic in their forest, attend the annual Harvest Festival and have a meal at their Fyndraai Restaurant.
6. Stellenbosch Vineyards
Stellenbosch Vineyards are one of the largest branded exporters in South Africa, sending their delicious wines across the world for over a decade. Their vineyards can be found 30 minutes from the center of Cape Town and offers a perfect retreat. Join a tasting, treat yourself to a meal at their Bistro 13 and let South Africa wow you.
So what is the best way to wine and dine when in Cape Town? You can grab a guide and drive to each vineyard, hopping out just to see the Estates themselves, or you can be part of your experience and get a little active. Helmets on, snacks packed and you are ready to go. Bikes n’ Wines offer preset full and half day biking trips allowing you to see the best the countryside has to offer. You can jump on their Cape Point trip taking you along the peninsular or head inland to get tangled up in fields of green at Stellenbosch. Whether you choose to head to just a couple of these wineries, or all 6, you will find a comfortable stay at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel, Cape Town which is just a short ways away from the vineyards in Cape Town!
Ready to taste South African wine? Tour the vineyards when you book your stay with Radisson Blu!
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