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Overberg – Cape South Coast Wine Route

The Overberg Wine Route – For those searching for an area with varied but high-quality wines. The Overberg Wine route is actually more of a geographical collection of routes than a specific wine varietal, specific wine region.

Overberg Wine Route

For those searching for an area with varied but high-quality wines, the Overberg Wine route is ideal. More of a geographical collection of routes than a specific wine varietal, specific wine region, this area offers most of the classic wine varietals. The underlying soils and microclimates of the regions are so diverse, that specific varietals that do well in the regions differ dramatically. Your task is to find your own favourite region.

Routes in the Overberg Wine Route:

Although the Overberg wine routes are grouped within one wine region, note that the terroir (soil), distance from the ocean, elevation and micro-climate across the region differ tremendously and therefore different vines and therefore wine do better in different regions. The wine routes are geographically divided below, as follows:

Agulhas Wine Triangle

  • The Drift Wines
  • Skipskop Wines
  • The Berrio
  • Strandveld Vineyards
  • Bruce Jack Wines
  • The Berrio
  • Dawid Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner (Available at Cederberg Wines)
  • Olivedale Private Vineyards

Hemel-En-Aarde Wine Route

Stanford Wine Route

  • Boschrivier Wines
  • Raka Wines
  • Stanford Hills Estate
  • Welgesind
  • Walker Bay Estate

Bot River Wine Route

  • Paardenkloof Estate
  • Arcangeli Wines
  • Anysbos
  • Beaumont Family Wines
  • Gabriëlskloof
  • Jayne’s at Beaumont Family Wines
  • Luddite Wines
  • Villion Family Wines
  • Wildekrans Wine Estate
  • Walker Bay Estate

Elgin Wine Route

  • Arumdale Wines
  • Oak Valley Wine Estate
  • Paul Cluver Wines
  • Shannon Vineyards
  • Lothian Vineyards
  • Elgin Vintners
  • Almenkerk Wine Estate
  • Paul Wallace Wines
  • Oneiric Wines
  • Highlands Road Estate
  • Charles Fox
  • South Hill Cool Climate Vineyards
  • Iona

Reasons to visit the Overberg Wine Route::


One of the youngest wine regions in South Africa, the Overberg, has many contemporary wineries, with modern farming methods and cellar techniques. For this reason, the wines in this area are innovative and contemporary.

Best time to visit the Overberg Wine Route:


This region is beautiful in all seasons. Sunny days can be expected in the summer months, Fynbos flowers in winter and spring, colourful autumn colours and misty days and rainy and crisper days with snow on mountain tops in the winter. All seasons, therefore, have their own unique charms, in this all-season destination.

On route:

  • Modern wine estates and restaurants,
  • Winding mountain passes,
  • Hiking tours in nature reserves,
  • Craft Gin distilleries,
  • Craft beer breweries,
  • Farmstalls,
  • Whale watching,
  • World renowned scenic Coastal pass,
  • Ocean adventures

Highlights on the Overberg Wine Route:

  • Overberg wine routes,
  • Elgin village,
  • Stanford village,
  • Hermanus – Whale watching,

Things to do or see on the Overberg wine route:

Outdoors:

  • 4×4 Routes,
  • Mountain Biking,
  • Hiking,
  • Fishing,
  • Surfing,
  • Shark cage diving,
  • Whale watching,
  • horse-back riding,
  • golfing
  • .

Side-tracks:

Several craft markets on weekends,
Art galleries,
Food markets

South African home grown:

South African endemic Fynbos is the world’s smallest floral kingdom and several beautiful areas have survived the risk of farming and human settlements.

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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