Get ready to be treated with home grown organic wines to the Top superb wine-producing areas in Cape Town. Venturing inland and upwards towards the Boland meaning “upland”. Here is where you will find the best wine makers in South Africa. The vistas are green and filled with vineyards and old Cape Dutch farm houses where these talented wine makers have turned their homes into old worldly Hotels and Boutique bespoke properties where you will never want to leave. The Winelands is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. These mountains provide the best microclimates to produce the best wines.
There’s been colonial settlement here since the latter half of the 17th century, when the Dutch first founded Stellenbosch and the French Huguenots settled in Franschhoek. Both towns pride themselves on their ground-breaking young chefs, many based at wine estates, and the region has become the mainspring of South African cuisine. Along with Paarl, these towns make up the core of the Winelands, but there are many more wine-producing places to explore. Pretty Tulbagh, with its many historical buildings, is known for MCC (Méthode Cap Classique – the local version of Champagne), and Robertson's scattered wineries offer unpretentious, family friendly places to taste.