Wine farms

Living in Cape Town, itís difficult not to be drawn into the world of wine. Being from Zimbabwe I have to confess that I am more of a beer and cider drinker, but lately I am turning more to wine (especially in winter).  To be honest, I also donít know that much about wine, apart from the fact that if I think it tastes good, then it Ďs good. What I really enjoy however, is a wine farm with character or an estate thatís beautiful to look at and has other things to do too, like these ones:

33 reasons to visit Groot Constantia
South Africaís oldest wine producing farm, Groot Constantia in Cape Town, is celebrating its 333rd year of uninterrupted wine production! In a toast to this achievement, here are 33 reasons why you should visit this historic wine farm. Read more

Highlands Road Estate, Elgin
Itís adorable, pet-friendly, child-friendly, the food is delicious, there's award-winning wine and you can have a swim in the dam! I urge you to pack your swimming costume, the dog and the kids into the car and enjoy a day here. Read more

The House of J.C. Le Roux, Stellenbosch
The House of J.C. Le Roux makes for a fun day out (preferably with the girls) in the Stellenbosch winelands, where you spend the day feeling frightfully posh while you quaff MCC and enjoy a good meal. Accompanied by plenty of giggling, no doubt! Read more

Signal Gun Wines, Durbanville
Award-winning wine, craft beer, an affordable menu with great specials, canon-firing, game drives and possibly the best wood-fired pizza in the Durbanville Valley - all served with a view! Whatís not to love? Read more

Muratie Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Historically known as the first producer of Pinot Noir , Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has some interesting stories behind their wines, including an illicit love affair, a socialite who lived to party, an artist and his muse and a barefoot winemaker amongst others. Read more