BETWEEN THE VINESCharmone WallaceWhen Covid-19 hit the world by storm, every South African household had to go into lockdown, many sectors suffered a great loss due to this, and our tourism industry flatlined. With restrictions slowly being lifted, and both our world and economy gradually healing from the aftershock, it’s the perfect time to step outside, enjoy the fresh air and indulge yourself with a wine and dine experience like only the Western Cape can give you.
One of the most famous wine regions in Africa, known for stunning architecture, and tranquility unlike anything else you’ll find, with approximately 900 estates producing more than 9,000 labels annually, with only a select few wine estates having that special something that makes them well worth searching out when visiting the Cape for wine sampling.
Vergelegen Wine Estate | | +27 21 847 2100

Vergelegen proudly stands out amongst the rest with over 300 years of history, with its Dutch Term translating to “remotely situated” It is one of the Cape's oldest and most magnificent estates, their rose garden is a huge focal point during summertime. Vergelegen is open for the public and offers wine tasting as well as prepared lunch picnics to be enjoyed while soaking in the experience this prestigious estate has to offer. Vergelegen is said to be a complete sensory overload in all the best ways. 
Jordan Wine Estate | | +27 (0) 21 881 3441

Another gem is Jordan Wine Estates where Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993. With over 200 wines being produced, Jordan’s Estate create some of the country's most popular wines, with its distinctive geography the farm provides not only excellent grape varieties but also breathtaking landscapes. Tours provide an educational and picturesque 4x4 cruise around the estate, explaining how the geology and geography of the region have influenced their grapes. Jordan's in-house restaurant not only features one of the city's greatest chefs, but it also has some of the most breathtaking views the Winelands have to offer. 
Tokara | | Helshoogte Rd, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, 7600 | 021 808 5900

If you’re looking for a different wine and dine experience head on over to Tokara for their unique blend of award-winning wines, brandy, olive oil, and gallery of fine art. situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass roughly 5km from the historic winemaking town of Stellenbosch, you can enjoy the Cape architectural landmark Tokara has to offer with their unique restaurant that is housed in glass, steel and stone making sure you receive a dining experience with a breathtaking view. this wine estate truly encapsulates the beauty behind winemaking with its stunning scenery and unforgettable Winelands experience only the Western Cape can offer you. 
The Western Cape's unique wine tasting experience is perfect for a day out and about where many estates are offering picnic spaces with a beautiful view, making it the ideal opportunity to gather the family and sample some exquisite wines.