Old Vines and Southern Cape

Old Vines and Southern Cape

The discovery and recognition of Old Vines and the realisation of the outstanding wines they produce has created much excitement. For serious wine lovers, one or more days exploring their significance is a delight.

The old vineyard blocks are found in and around the Cape Winelands including lesser known explored places such as Wellington, the Breedekloof, the Swartland and even further up the West Coast.

A typical itinerary for a day will include visits to two old vine blocks where we give you a short overview on their history and significance. A tasting of some old vine wines is followed by lunch. Experience has shown that two site visits are usually sufficient to cover the viticultural aspects and unique stories of the particular blocks. The real conversation is ignited during the tasting and lunch.

A relatively new and fascinating South African wine area is the Southern Cape (Cape Agulhas – southern most tip of Africa). As this area is further afield it is necessary to put aside at least two full days in order to make the most of this trip. This appellation is a much cooler area than most, producing very interesting cool climate wines.