There is more to wine than swirling and sipping, as the beverage’s earliest origins and places of produce hold historical and cultural significance in South Africa’s diverse heritage.

While many of us visit local wine estates for tastings, pairings or to get a ‘little tipsy’, an abundance of the wine estates – particularly the century-old ones – are places of historic importance and monuments of heritage.

So, what makes SA’s wine route an important part of our heritage? Well, from Groot Constantia in Cape Town to Boschendal in Franschhoek, one can explore the original houses built on the estates and learn more about what life was like centuries ago for the Cape settlers.
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Cape Wine Festivals