The South African Cape Winelands, origin of some of the world's most popular wines, is a premier Western Cape visitor attraction. The Cape's wine tasting, wine-making tours, and magnificent scenery collectively create an irresistible attraction for travellers. The winelands are made up of 6 regions, each with its own route: Stellenbosch, Paarl, Robertson, Franschoek, Wellington and Constantia.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route, South Africa's oldest, was founded in 1971. JC Le Roux, a world-renowned sparkling wine, is produced here. The town of Robertson, 2 hours' drive east of Cape Town, is home to the acclaimed Robertson Winery, winner of numerous international awards for its shiraz, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay varietals. The Franschoek Wine Valley is as famous for its food, and is acknowledged as the ‘gourmet capital of South Africa'.
The winelands were one of my favorite places to visit while in South Africa. At JC Le Roux, the heavenly pairings of sparkling wines with fine hand-made nougat was nothing short of sinful! The wine and chocolate experience at Waterford Estate was a unique flavor experience. They have have created a series of dark and milk chocolates that, when paired with their Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wines give you totally unique taste sensation. The rolling hills and the beautiful fall foliage was just a beautiful site to see.