7 Must-Visit South African Wineries

by Holly Riddle

Jul 1, 2019
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  • In Belgium, you drink beer. In Scotland, you drink scotch. In South Africa, you drink wine, and there’s plenty to find. However, some wineries stick out in travelers’ memories more than others. Here are seven worth visiting. © Bennymarty | Dreamstime.com
  • Delaire Graff Estate & Winery is more than a place to sip top-tier wines. The estate is also a 5-star resort that provides an immersive experience within South African wine country. While a stop is encouraged, a longer stay is tempting. © Leif Ingvarsson | Dreamstime.com
  • Enjoy award-winning wines at Lourensford Wine Estate, but beyond the wine explore the estate’s orchards, bee hives, cheesery, coffee roastery and more. The estate welcomes families, too. © Peter Titmuss | Dreamstime.com
  • Known as South Africa’s leading and largest family-owned winery, Van Loveren Winery is also family-friendly, with booze-less tastings for the kids alongside the pairings for parents. While there, take a garden or cellar tour, a hike or a bike ride. © Gozzoli | Dreamstime.com
  • Vergelegen Wine Estate was originally founded in 1700. Today, visitors enjoy the historic Cape Dutch house, gardens, winery and a fine-dining restaurant. Frequent events at the estate include specially themed tours and holiday parties. © Hel080808 | Dreamstime.com
  • Boschendal Wine Estate in Franschhoek channels centuries of winemaking into an amazing modern experience. Farm stays are available or guests are welcome to stop by for a tasting, meal at one of the restaurants or picnic on the grounds. © Leklek73 | Dreamstime.com
  • Food, wine and art converge at Tokara Wine Estate. Beyond the amazing wine and cuisine the estate produces, guests also find an on-site olive oil production plant that uses olives grown in a grove adjacent the vineyard. © Leklek73 | Dreamstime.com
  • Founded in 1685, Groot Constantia offers historic museums on its property, alongside the wine cellar, tasting room and two restaurants. Self-guided tours of the estate are available via its own app. © Leklek73 | Dreamstime.com

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