Wellington Wines, South Africa

Discover wine region Wellington in South Africa.


In the extreme south west of South Africa, in the heart of the Cape wine region, you will find Wellington, a town steeped in winemaking history and prestige. There have been vineyards since 1906 when, inspired by the well-balanced Mediterranean climate, members of the Cape Colony invested significant amounts of money in kickstarting the South African wine industry.

It wasn’t until the 1940s that Wellington wines really began to make an impact. 1941 saw the opening of the cellar in Winemakers’s Valley, which was used communally by winemakers who came here to press their grapes. Buoyed by the clement weather and the fertile soil, the collective grew different strains of grape – from Shiraz / Syrah to Cabernet, Pinotage and Viognier

Wellington wine route

As well as providing a primary export, the Wellington wine route is amongst the region’s major tourist draws. Each year, an increasing number of visitors comes here to explore the winery and indulge their palettes with a tasting session.

Whether you are sampling the Chenin blanc or one of the region’s other white wine or red wine varieties, it is difficult to deny that Wellington is a rising force on the global wine scene.


Wellington map

Information about the Wellington wine region:

Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
District: Cape Winelands
Area: 30,16 km²