I attended We Are Africa 2022, an unimaginable commerce present that I at all times be taught from. Supported by their head sponsors WESGRO, these are a few of the causes they advocate spending a lot time within the Western Cape.’
Whereas lots of you’ve skilled the fascinating great thing about Cape City, you may be much less acquainted with a few of the different elements of the Western Cape province. Right here is an intro to a couple of the Western Cape’s wine areas and wine farms, which you might need sampled at Stadium Sundowners throughout We Are Africa final month.’
FRANSCHHOEK WINE VALLEY
Nestled between towering mountains within the stunning Cape Winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Wine Valley. Spectacular vineyards cowl these mountain slopes settled greater than 300 years in the past by the Huguenots, who introduced with them their age-old French wine and meals tradition. The fertile Franschhoek Wine Valley is dwelling to a few of South Africa’s noble cultivars and traditional types. When you joined us for Stadium Sundowners on the present final month, you’ll have loved a few of the area’s most interesting Semillon and Chenin Blanc wines from Vignerons de Franschhoek.
Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s smallest wine-growing area and likewise the nation’s most easterly cultivar and stretches 57 km alongside the skinny coastal strip from Packwood in Harkerville till Lodestone on the Redford Street within the Crags. With a cooler local weather and superb circumstances for rising grapes, the world is now experimenting with new extra sturdy crimson varietals in addition to olives, macadamia nuts, pecans, avocados and figs. Plett hosts a number of completely different occasions and festivals centered on wine, bubbly, and agriculture all year long.
SPIER HOTEL AND WINE FARM
Spier Resort, located on the historic Stellenbosch wine farm, is the perfect family-friendly location from which to discover the Cape Winelands. Spier, which has been ranked throughout the high 100 vineyards on the earth, homes one in every of South Africa’s largest modern artwork collections and affords a wide range of eating places and award-winning wines. The village-style resort – harking back to a quaint village – caters to visitors’ each want, from relaxation and leisure to adventures for youths and adults.
The Overstrand Municipality, overlaying the Cape South Coast from Rooiels to Pearly Seashore, is an space recognized for its pure magnificence, marine wildlife, and ample artwork providing. It additionally has the honour of being Africa’s first and solely UNESCO Artistic Metropolis of Gastronomy. World-famous wines, award-winning craft beers and gins complement the native produce. Abalone or perlemoen, because the delicacy can also be recognized, is farmed in Hermanus, Gansbaai and Buffeljagsbaai and is a part of the area’s heritage.
No 10 on the 2021 World’s Greatest Vineyards checklist and No 1 in Africa, Creation Wines is located within the Hemel-en-Aarde valley (which means Heaven and Earth) within the Overstrand Municipality. Creation Wines is thought for its novel, and genuine experiences and visitors are handled to wines and meals which can be artfully, thoughtfully and lovingly created to mirror the pristine surroundings.