Planning a vacation in Cape Town?
Cape Town has become one of the most visited cities in Africa due to the spectacular sceneries to boast on Instagram, but there’s something else about Cape Town that is considered an awesome attraction: the Cape Winelands, home to some of the most prestigious wineries in the world.
There is a great number of vineyards in the Cape Winelands, Haute Retreats selected among the ones that not only offer great wines but also great views and the ones that include also unbeatable flavors during a wine tasting. Please find below 10 best vineyards on the Cape South Africa:
Tokara boasts some of the best views and the most impressive architecture of all estates in the region. Located in Stellenbosch Tokara Estates not only makes delicious wines but also its own olive oils, and deli items. Mr. GT Ferreira bought the estate back in 1994 and he accomplished to turn it into a modern architectural masterpiece. You can enjoy views of both False Bay and Table Mountain. We strongly suggest to have a meal at its own restaurant and visit a fine art gallery.
Visiting Delaire-Graaf you realize how much efforts were involved and no expense has been spared in creating such a vineyard experience. The beautiful hotel and the great restaurant part of the estate, boast some of the most spectacular views. If you are into art you should not miss the collection of unique pieces of art within the estate.
Jordan Wine Estate
Jordan makes some of the most delicious wine in the region. Gary and Kathy Jordan the owners create a unique setting where to enjoy an absolutely unique wine tasting. They make good grape varieties and the estate boasts spectacular views. From the popular wines Jordan produces, we can recall for sure the Chameleon Range ((Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Cabernet-Merlot, and sulfur-free Merlot). Don’t miss to have a meal at the restaurant within the estate home of the one’s most famous chef in the area.
Located at the top of Constantia Nek, Beau Constantia is a boutique wine farm that boasts amazing views of False Bay. Located near Cape Town, Beau Constantia offers wine tasting right above the pristine Constantia Valley. The modern architecture and the comfortable outdoor space makes this location perfect for a visit regardless of the weather.
Rust en Vrede
Rust en Vrede is renowned as the premium red wine estate. They were the first in specializing in the production of red wine only. 1694 Classification of red wines that include Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon among the many varieties they produce.
One of the oldest vineyards in the Cape and it is perfect for those who are seeking for a classic experience. Granted to Simon Van Der Stel in the late 1600s, Groot Constantia run as a section 21 Company by the government. This vineyard is famous for the production of sweet wines and had patrons including Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, and Jane Austen.
Set in Somerset West, Vergelegen vineyard is one of the Cape’s oldest and most beautiful estates and has 300 years of history. The wines are award winners. During your visit to the estate, you can also have picnic baskets prepared to enjoy outdoors. The spectacular rose garden is worth a visit during the summer.
Waterkloof Wine Estate
Waterkloof Wine Estate is an award-winning estate in the Cape, it is famous for the incredible architecture and dramatic views. It is located on top of a mountain with panoramic views over nearby Somerset West and Strand, and False Bay.
Open daily for wine tastings, Waterkloof Wine Estate produces a selection of fine wines including the Sauvignon Blanc, Circumstance among others.
The Constantia Valley is home to some of the oldest wine estates in the country.
Next door to the popular Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia next door is arguably more beautiful and less trafficked. Its location on the slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountains means incredible views over False Bay, and the 330-year-old history shows through in the grand trees and classic Cape Dutch architecture.
Uva Mira is an exquisite estate that features that perfect tone and you might think that views can’t get much better than this. The views from there stretch out all the way to False Bay and combined with a tasting of their unique wines it makes for a pretty special afternoon. The tasting room offers great views.