The Plett Winelands, which stretches 57 km from Harkerville to the Crags, is SA’s smallest wine region, claiming just 58 of the 100 000 hectares planted countrywide.
Unlike many of the bigger Cape estates, most of the local wine farms are run by the owners and their extended families, offering guests a unique experience of the local viniculture industry. The farms are producing a variety of cultivars, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the expanding Méthode Cap Classique varieties are growing fast and flavoursome.
It is not uncommon for guests to meet the wine farm owners amongst the grapevines along this beautiful stretch of indigenous forest, mountainous beauty, and temperate coastal climate. Since the planting of the first grapes 15 years ago, the local wine agri-tourism has grown in size as much as stature, with many vineyards now offering meals and platter pairings with their wine tastings.
Not only are the vineyards personal and picturesque, they offer a variety of unique local attractions, from breathtaking views of the majestic Tsitsikamma Mountains to daily viewings of African elephants – a global first for any wine region.
Plett Tasting Rooms now open:
Bramon Wine Estate
firstname.lastname@example.org | 044 534 8007
Lodestone Wine & Olives
email@example.com | 082 600 7835 or 083 610 0192
Newstead Lund Family Vineyards
firstname.lastname@example.org | 083 616 0010
Plettenvale Wine Estate
email@example.com | 082 322 0765
firstname.lastname@example.org | 044 532 7614
email@example.com | 084 504 8082
Redford Lane Wines
firstname.lastname@example.org | 083 708 0735