Posted in St Helena Bay on Mar 07, 2016
The West Coast offers a vibrant + diverse cultural experience that illustrates and showcases the lives of the people that call this dynamic part of South Africa home.
The Cultural aspects can be seen in every little coastal town, and the unbridled hospitality is complemented by the tasteful local cuisine. In addition to celebrating the West Coast's heritage and culture, there are fantastic wine routes unique to the area to engage in.
Take a slow wonder up the, well maintained, beautiful West Coast roads and visit the Darling, Olifants River, Cederberg and other coastal wine estates. Not only will you be surprised by the selection and quality of the award winning wines from this area, but the routes themselves have so much to offer.
The region is blessed with 3 first rate and superb wine routes:
The Darling Wine Route, well known for its wide biodiversity + unique countryside and the wines pay real tribute to it. Visit the world famous cellars like Cloof, Grootte Post and Darling Cellars, to sample/taste/buy/engage in, and experience the flavours .
The West Coast Wine Route in the Olifants River Valley incorporates, the splendour of the Cederberg and the well-preserved West Coast. One of the highlights on this route is the Namaqua Wines cellars located in Vredendal. This route is well known for its grand and spell-binding food and wine experience. Here one will find spacious restaurants with great views of vineyards and Mountains,that can be seen and photographed while nibbling and sipping on a selection of delicious food paired with a traditional local wine.
The Swartland Wine Route covers a large area stretching from Paardeberg in the South to the Bergrivier in the North. The large geographical diversity of this area makes for wines with a different experience.
However, enough said here as the best advice will come from the vineyards and cellers themselves - so pack a picnic bag + grab some mates and head out to experience some of the lessor known wine routes up the West Coast.