The Western Coast Wine Route is situated along the diverse Cape West Coast. Western Coast wines and vineyards are as varied as the terrain, which ranges from beaches to mountains. Wine tasting here is a satisfying experience.
At Vredendal’s Namaqua Winery, vineyards meet the ocean. Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs thrive beside the Atlantic, while Chenin Blanc and Colombar are grown on the valley floor using micro-irrigation techniques and canopy management.
At Lutzville you’ll find some superb wines and at Tierhoek you’ll find Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Grenache Noir, and Straw wines, which are all critically acclaimed.
Stoumann’s wines are mostly sold overseas. However, if it’s available, here you can find an unusual Western Coast wine called Vin de la Tortue – the proceeds go towards conserving Namaqualand’s geometric tortoises.
In this wine region, there are several boutique winemakers. Prize-winning red wines can be found at the Cape Rock Wine Estate, as well as a variety of other well-regarded wines.
If you have a penchant for handmade wines, visit Seal Breeze Winery. Or head towards Fryers Cove’s Vineyards to sample some well regarded Sauvignon Blancs.
If your taste leans towards the more unusual, try Klawer Cellars rooibos-infused red muscadel.
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