Cape Town, South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful wineries in the world. The first wines were produced in the Cape back in 1659 and the area is still known for its world-class vintages to this day. Located about 30 minutes outside Cape Town, you will find a number of incredible and unique wineries with stunning mountain views. I recently spent some time wine tasting at some of the vineyards located in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, including Delaire Graff, Waterford Estate, La Motte and Lynx.
Located in Stellenbosch, Delaire Graff is nestled within the surrounding mountains. The views and landscape are stunning, boasting incredible colours. Delaire Graff was a great place to learn about the estates amazing wines or relax with a delicious meal.
Waterford Wines, located in Stellenbosch, was founded back in 1998. The 120-hectare vineyard can be found in the beautiful Blaauwklippen Valley, offering citrus groves, rolling lawns, water features and breaktaking views of the surrounding mountains. The staff at the estate is knowledgeable and friendly. The Waterford Estate is the perfect place to spend the afternoon wine and chocolate tasting.
La Motte is located in Franschhoek Valley and is home to some incredible wines. In 1970 this farm was bought by Dr. Anton Rupert, who restored the land and reinvented La Motte into a leading wine producer. This progressive winery has implemented the latest viticultural practices and a modern cellar.
A boutique red producing winery in the Franschhoek valley, Lynx is the smallest wine estate in the Valley, producing less than 7,000 cases per annum. Lynx prides itself on providing a range of expressive wines that reflect their unique terroir and an unparalleled passion. The tour at Lynx was incredibly informative and personal experience.