WELLINGTON WINE ROUTE
A hidden treasure found on the doorstep on the doorstep of Cape Town (only 45 minutes drive) on the R62 and within a 30 minutes radius of other Boland towns. Nestled at the foot of the Groenberg Mountain, the town lies in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Kromme River with the majestic Hawequa Mountains as silent sentinels on the eastern border. At the foot of the mountains are the beautiful manicured vineyards and finely restored Cape Dutch homesteads, some declared national monuments.
The fact that the majority of South Africa's vine-cutting nurseries (better known as "stokkieskwekerye") are found in the Wellington area, is due to the excellent soils and climate of the region.
The Wellington wine route is small and compact and the cellars within easy driving distance of each other.
Members of this route are all open to the public, some only by appointment, and will welcome wine lovers to come and taste their products in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Make personal acquaintance with the winemakers and learn more about their wines, which have achieved many medals on both national and international wine shows.
We cordially invite you to taste the Boland hospitality at our wineries where quality of life is restored in one visit! Therefore, after a visit to our Wine Route you will admit, like so many others, that you have been truly conquered.
Visit www.wellington.co.za for example tours that will include wine cellar visit, olive farms, cheese farm, restaurants and shopping for self-drive visitors. A map for Wellington is available here.