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The World's Best Vineyards announced their annual list of top wine tourism destinations for 2021, and we're proud that ten local wineries were honoured on this year's list

This prestigious list includes a diverse offering of global destinations that offer not only delicious wines but an experience to remember. 

The South African Winelands offer exceptional wines and wineries but also a range of events, activities and world-class accommodation. Check out our 10 reasons to visit.  

Creation Wines
Creation Wines - Continent Winner of The Best Vineyard in Africa 2021

Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde

Placed tenth on the list of the World's Best Vineyard's and the Continent Winner of the Best Vineyard in Africa 2021, Creation Wines did us proud. 

From the superb setting and natural beauty to the innovative pairings, beautiful grounds studded with art, and the incredible hiking and biking trails through the fynbos - Creation wowed the judges. Not to mention the eco-friendly practices implemented across the estate. 

Delaire Graff
Delaire Graff - Placed 30th

Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch

Placed 30th on the Top 100, Delaire Graff's views that stretch all the way to Table Mountain and False Bay, exquisite botanical gardens, and exclusive lodges offer no ordinary winery experience. 

The five-star hotel, spa, two restaurants, incredible art collection and gravity-fed winery make this a must-see destination.

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Klein Constantia - Placed 44th

Klein Constantia, Constantia

Earning a spot at number 44 on the Top 100, Klein Constantia and its rich heritage and history dating back to 1685 have been praised throughout history by famous figures including Jane Austen, Byron, Charles Dickens and Baudelaire. 

The leafy historic setting just outside the Cape Town city centre can be explored on foot, by bike, or on a 4x4 tour. 

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Spier Wine Farm - Placed 68th

Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

Coming in 68th position, Spier Wine Farm and its excellent family-friendly experience. As one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, Spier has a rich heritage. Not only this but the estate is committed to responsible tourism and environmental and social initiatives. 

Great accommodation, exceptional food grown on the estate or nearby, and an idyllic setting await. 

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Babylonstoren - Placed 72nd

Babylonstoren, Franschhoek

Babylonstoren offers an authentic experience of Boland life that's earned it a spot at number 72 in the Top 100 Best Vineyards. From the farm to the hotel and the exquisite organic food garden, a visit to Babylonstoren is a feast for the senses. 

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Steenberg - Placed 84th

Steenberg, Constantia

Steenberg's luxury hotel, spa, and restaurants have earned it a place at number 84 on the Top 100. As the first farm established in the Cape, Steenberg is steeped in heritage. Its located just 30 minutes outside the city in a scenic setting. 

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Groot Constantia - Placed 86th

Groot Constantia, Constantia

South Africa's oldest wine-producing estate comes in 86th place on the Top 100. Groot Constantia includes a museum, top restaurants, a wine shop and innovative chocolate and wine pairings and three tasting areas.

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Waterford Estate - Placed 88th

Waterford Estate, Stellenbosch

Voted 88th on the list, Waterford Estate offer a rich experience for the senses. From the tastings and pairings, restaurant, and high tea experience to a walking trail and wine drive safari, a visit here is immersive.    

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Tokara Winery - Placed 97th

Tokara Winery, Stellenbosch

Wine, art, cuisine and olive oil come together in a picturesque setting at Tokara, earning a spot at 97 on the Top 100.

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Haute Cabrière - Placed 98th

Haute Cabrière, Franschhoek

Haute Cabrière celebrates the coming together of family and friends over good food and great wine. THis family-owned winery is placed 98th on the Top 100.