The culinary culture in Cape Town is booming in the vibrant Mother City and you will really be spoiled for choices when searching for the best wines. This is because Cape Town is surrounded by a number of award-winning wine estates. Here is a list of 5 of the top wine farms on offer.
1. Creation Wines
Perched high on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge which translates to “heaven on earth”, this wine farm is close to Hermanus an intimate coastal town. Creation Estate is the home to a prestigious cellar along with a tasting room, where you can experience cool climate award winning wines that are paired up with delectable morsels.
2. Moreson Wine Estate
Moreson Wine Estate is described as a beautiful garden-paradise situated on the end part of the Happy Valley Road, found on outskirts of a town named Franschhoek. Surrounded by citrus trees and vines along with a babbling brook, the tasting room offers a delightful cottage and rustic appeal.
While taking in the outstanding beauty of this peaceful estate, guests are offered handcrafted charcuteries which are paired with a few of the award-winning Moreson wines. The pairings are each aimed at showcasing characteristics of the wine and the charcuterie, along with how they enhance one another in a unique and delectable way.
3. Morgenster Wine And Olive Estate
The Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate is a well-known wine and olive farm that dates back as far as 1711, which has been in the business of producing Bordeaux-style wines which are internationally-acclaimed along with high-quality extra-virgin olive oils which are rated as one of the top 12 in the world.
Not so long ago, Morgenster partnered with Jane Stewart a local chocolatier who produces the very finest Belgian chocolates. Together the wines and the chocolates has resulted in an exotic pairing which keeps guests coming back for more.
4. Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons
Rupert & Rothschilds Vignerons is a world-renowned estate owned by 2 great families known as the Rupert’s along with the Rothschilds and is the home to an outstanding tasting. Their 5-course Wines of the World, Wine and Food Tasting is paired with a number of local wines along with a few international Rothschild wines, which are derived from exclusive Rothschild properties based in New Zealand, Argentina and France, which makes each experience at this prestigious estate truly unforgettable.
The Rupert and Rothschild’s tasting room is a firm favorite among wine connoisseurs, with a fresh and elegant décor designed by Christo Barnard. This venue features large-glass open windows that look over the majestic Simonsberg Mountains. This estate also boasts a world-class restaurant, where all the meals are made fresh from scratch. There are a few exotic South Africa offerings such as Springbok and Karoo Lamb.
Fairview was the very first of the cellars based in Cape Town to offer sales and wine tasting to the general public, which initiated a movement that many people from across the globe have come to appreciate. When you ask where you can find some of the best wine and cheese pairings many of the locals with recommend Fairview with its iconic goat tower.
If you enjoy cheese, Fairview is the ideal family-friendly cheesery and wine farm that is the home to the 1st goat cheese in South Africa. Situated in Paarl, this beautiful and sprawling estate is the home to more than 100 female goats, that enjoy basking on the famous “goat tower”. Here you can enjoy unique cheese and wine tasting which includes selections of 6 to 8 Fairview goat’s milk and Jersey milk cheeses that are paired with 6 of the best Fairview wines.