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Local Experts: Cape Town, Sarah Khan

By Local Expert Sarah Khan

Best Vineyards in Cape Town's Winelands

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Rust en Vrede

Rust en Vrede

For more than 300 years, this Stellenbosch estate has been producing a robust range of reds: full-bodied Cabernets, Merlots, and Shirazes. It has counted some high-profile personalities among its fans: Nelson Mandela had its wines served at his Nobel Peace Prize dinner. These days, Rust en Vrede is perhaps best known for its namesake restaurant, which consistently ranks among the top 10 in the nation.

 

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Vergelegen

Vergelegen

This scenic Somerset West estate sitting below the Helderberg Mountains dates back to 1700. Stop by for a stroll through the lovely gardens and Cape Dutch manor house, tour the cellar tour and then taste the wines that rank among the top 100 in the world; don't miss lunch at its elegant Camphors restaurant.

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Mullineux Family Wines

Mullineux Family Wines

Andrea Mullineux grew up in San Francisco and worked in Napa Valley before traveling to South Africa, where she met and married local winemaker Chris. These days, their small winery produces award-winning Syrahs, which you can sample at their charming Riebeek Kastel tasting room.

 

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La Motte

La Motte

The beautiful, French-influenced village of Franschhoek is the heart of the Cape Winelands, and this wine farm, featuring a restaurant, is touted as one of its best. Their Sauvignon Blancs, Shirazes, and Chardonnays are best paired with a decadent meal at its Pierneef à la Motte, one of the country's top restaurants.

 

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Boekenhoutskloof

Boekenhoutskloof

The name might be a tongue twister, but this 1776 winery's Boekenhoutskloof, Porcupine Ridge, Wolftrap, and Chocolate Block labels are veritable tongue pleasers. A visit to their lovely Franschhoek tasting room comes complete with stunning views over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains.


Visit the Best Vineyards in 's Winelands Cape Town

Boekenhoutskloof
Excelsior Rd., Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
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La Motte
R45 Main Rd., Franschhoek, South Africa
7.2/10

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Mullineux Family Wines
Main Rd. (at Short Street), Riebeek-Kasteel, 7307, South Africa
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Vergelegen
Lourensford Road, Somerset West, South Africa
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Rust en Vrede
Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
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