Hermanus

Beautiful coastal town in South Africa

Hermanus offer you a vast myriad of 100's of incredible award winning Wines to taste, at over 70 pretty Wineries all set in outstanding scenery, from coastal to mountainous. Excellent lunch-time Restaurants at these Wineries will serve up delicious meals that totally compliment your Wines.

Your Wine Tour Guide will collect you from your accommodation and chauffeur you to any combination of these Wine farms as you desire - or we can easily compile a tour for you of our favorite Wineries, tailor-making a Wine Tour to exactly match your own individual wine taste-buds - or you might wish to experiment and try new wines too.......

South Africa is now the 7th largest producer of Wine in the world, with last years production being just over 1,100 million litres - of which 525 million litres were exported.

TheHermanus wine region is an easy 1 hour drive from Cape Town and is called Walker Bay (check out the Google Map below) and covers towns and areas from Elgin and Grabouw, thro' Botrivier to Hermanus and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, onwards to Stanford and Elim - close to the southern tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas.

This region is highly influenced by the cooling Atlantic Ocean that sweeps up past Cape Town and brings with it a satisfying cool breeze that cools down the grapes that are grown here.

So the predominant grape types (cultivars) that grow very well here are mainly French, German and northern Italian - such as - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah (Shiraz), Mourvedre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage (a South African creation, by grafting 2 vine cultivars together - Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, also known as Hermitage).

Wine Estate in Hemel en Aarde Valley

Travelling along the stunningly picturesque Hemel en Aarde Valley, which is a beautiful route and is a perfect way to experience a different side of the Overberg.

The Valley is therefore an escape from the norm of city life and should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. The experience will leave you feeling refreshed and content. It was once said that “so high are the hills, which closely embrace the valley all around, that they seem to touch the sky and you cannot see anything but Heaven and Earth

The Wine Route, along the R320, boasts more than just its vast array of wine farms. It is also famous for its uninterrupted views of the valley from any one of the superb restaurants, deli’s or stalls, all of which give you the choice of world class wines and meals. You can also enjoy a more thrilling experience by taking a tour of the valley via horseback at Cloud's End, or you can choose to enjoy an adrenaline pumped afternoon of paint ball wars, quad bike or zip-line tours at Hermanus Forest Adventures. There are also hiking and mountain biking trails on offer from other adventure businesses.

 

Hemel en Aarde Valley, Hermanus

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