Durbanville Wine Route
Visitors who choose to visit the Durbanville Wine Route are welcomed with warm hospitality by each of the 12 farms that make up this unique area situated on the urban edge of Cape Town, just 30 minutes from the city centre.
Warm hospitality, rich flavours, exceptional wines and engaging experiences are interwoven into the core of what the Durbanville Wine Valley is all about. Sauvignon Blanc is the signature varietal of this cool-climate wine region.
Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Cape Town lies the Durbanville Wine Route. The unique area with its twelve wine farms is defined by a special sense of warm hospitality, authenticity and freshness - all centred around exceptional wine.
Calling the adventurous and active… pull on those trail shoes and bring along that bike! Mountain bikers and trail runners will find a multitude of scenic trails and events to enjoy in the valley all year round.
The Durbanville Wine Route gives modern travellers, Cape Town locals, tourists and young families an opportunity to escape and unwind.
The Durbanville Wine Valley is one of the Cape’s coolest wine regions because of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the cooling morning mists that roll into the valley during the ripening period. The winemakers are passionate about reflecting this unique terroir in all of their wines and the result is a magnificent range of intense, fruit-driven yet elegant wines.
Each of the twelve wine farms has a restaurant offering intimate, seasonal food experiences to complement their delicious wines. Most of the wine farms also serve platters filled with cheeses, charcuterie, fresh breads and other seasonal produce to be enjoyed with wine tastings.
- Mountain biking
- Trail running
- Farm-stay accommodation
- Festivals and events
- Art appreciation
- Craft beer tasting
- Olive tasting
- Gin tasting
There’s always a reason to visit the Durbanville Wine Valley - the annual event calendar is crammed full of quality experiences to enjoy.
The Season of Sauvignon festival is a wine calendar highlight each year as the valley celebrates the arrival of spring and the excellent Sauvignon Blancs produced in the region
SA Harvest 2022: Wine and harvest festivals to check out
The schedule of public events of recent years has been topsy turvy, putting paid to the traditional hosting of harvest festivals. This year, however, several wine farms, routes and organisations have put measures in place for safe enjoyment. What follows, is a list of wine events – confirmed at the time of writing in mid-January – that celebrate the SA Wine Harvest 2022.
12 New Experiences to try in the Winelands
The past year has been challenging for most enterprises, but also a time of planning. This holds true for wineries, many of which have launched new offerings in recent months. Check out this list of a few of the new experiences on offer across the region.