Vineyard in the hills of Stellenbosch in South Africa
PHOTO CREDIT: PETER WOLLINGA / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
Situated in the Western Cape of South Africa, Stellenbosch is one of the oldest wine regions in the country. The area was first settled by the Dutch in 1679 and has a long history of wine production. The region is home to some of the best wineries in South Africa and produces a variety of wines, including one of my favorites that is mainly found in South Africa called Pinotage.
Pinotage is a red wine that is made from a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault grapes. It’s a full-bodied wine with flavors of blackberry, plum, and spice. If you’re looking for a unique and delicious wine, then you have to try Pinotage.
Stellenbosch has a favorable climate for grape growing, with warm summers and cool winters. The area is particularly suitable for viticulture because of the well-drained, hilly terrain.
One of the best things about visiting Stellenbosch is that Cape Townis only a 40-minute drive away. Cape Town is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason. The city is filled with beautiful beaches, amazing food, and friendly people.