The Somerset West winelands near Cape Town, South Africa have an excellent assortment of vintages, grapes, and styles of creation, which make them a delight to the nose and adventure for the palate. The rich soil of the Southern part of the Helderberg Mountains are abundant with vineyards. The wine farms in this fertile wine region sometimes offer tours so that travelers can see how the wines are produced and what life would be like as a vintner. Somerset West wine farms are definitely worth a tour.
Winery Tasting Tours
Vergelegen vineyards in this wine region offer a memorable tasting experience. The estate has been in operation since 1685 and blooms with grapes, fruit trees, vegetables, and rich gardens. Here you can try a glass of the flagship red wine in the cellar tour. You can also try the two white flagship wines on the tour, at the restaurant, or sitting on the rose terrace.
Don't Forget Lourensford Wines
Founded in 1700, this estate makes award winning wines such as the Viognier 2008. They also have Chardonnay 2008, considered in the top ten of its class worldwide. Food and wine can be eaten together here - cheese or nougat, or something heavier in their River Garden Deli.
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