DURBANVILLE WINE VALLEY
Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere, this wine valley is fast becoming the Cape’s destination of choice
Nitida wines are named after the protea nitida which grow unexpectedly amongst our naturally occurring, though now endangered, West Coast Renosterveld flora.
All this can be accompanied by Nitida’s award winning wines in a unique setting of Cape vernacular architecture set over the farm dam with sweeping views across the Durbanville vineyards. Allow yourself to relax and feel inspired by the marvelous textures of this experience of food, wine and environment.
Havana Hills holds numerous awards and is the only farm to have achieved Five Double Gold Metal Awards for a Shiraz in the history of South Africa.
The Cellar is modern with state of the art equipment to ensure hygiene and strict quality control. However time honored traditional methods of oak cask ageing is maintained to ensure that the delicate flavours and deep rich mouth feel leaves the connoisseur with a sense of the timeless beauty which is Havana Hills.
The Durbanville Hills cellar, situated a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, overlooks Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island and the wines produced here express a unique synergy between the cool climate location and the very best in winemaking
The legend of Meerendal’s wine and bread began in 1702. More than 300 years later the mystery lives on through families and friends, who visit its grounds and join in the spirit of superb dining. Cellar master Liza Goodwin coaxes award winning wines from hand tended vineyards. These noble varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
The Meerendal heritage dates back to 1702 with some of the oldest Pinotage vineyards in South Africa. Today the vineyards yield a wide range of speciality and award winning wines prized for their Meerendal quality and flavour.
The 300 year old farm Bloemendal, set in the heart of the fertile Durbanville region, originally supplied fresh produce to the Dutch East India Company ships on their way to the Spice Islands. In more recent times the area has become renowned for its grapes of exceptional quality and concentration.
All Bloemendal wines are grown, made and bottled on the Estate. These wines are the result of a combination of modern cellar technology, atmospheric controlled barrel maturation cellars, limited quantity-high quality grapes and of course, the personal touch. In the wine bar you can get to taste any corner of the vineyards, and the vision that our viticulturalist and cellarmaster had for that plot.
COST FOR FULL DAY TOUR:
1 Person: R2300 p/p
2 People: R1600 p/p
3 People: R1000 p/p
4 People: R900 p/p
5+ People: R700 p/p
See cost for combination MTB and Wine-tasting experiences here