Tulbagh wine Route – Famous Pinotage, Rhone blends and MCC
Tulbagh Wine Route
Tulbagh – “The Valley of Abundance”.
Routes in the
Due to the size of the valley and the fact that the Tulbagh valley has traditionally been more of a fruit farming area, vineyards have been slow to populate the valley. Therefore, the valley does, however have a few select vineyards that produce some great South African wines:
The vineyards are very evenly spaced over the valley and make for easy travelling between them, with a good plan. We have separated the vineyards on the roads out of Tulbagh.
Manley’s Wine Estate
Rijk’s Private Cellar
Blue Crane Vineyards
Twee Jongegezellen Road
Twee jonge Gezellen / Krone
Oude Compagnies Post
R46 towards Ceres
Lemberg Wine Estate
Reasons to visit:
Tulbagh is by far not the biggest or most well know wine route in South Africa, which has, however not stopped the valley from producing some of South Africa’s favourite Shiraz, Pinotage and MCC (Methode Cap Classique)..
Best time to visit:
The Tulbagh valley is beautiful year-round. You can expect sunny days in the summer months, abundant flowers in spring, colourful autumn oaks and rainy and crisper days in winter, with a possible sprinkling of snow on the mountains.
- Historical charming wine estates and restaurants,
- Historical church street,
- Walking tours, romantic vineyard visits, and nature trails,
- Earthquake museum,
- Craft beer brewery,
- Horse trails adventures,
- Mountain Biking,
- Hiking Trails
Highlights on the route:
- Tulbagh wine routes,
Things to do or see on the Tulbagh wine route:
- Mountain Biking.
Several craft markets throughout the year,
South African homegrown:
- Architecture: Several vineyards in this region have fine examples, of original Cape Dutch style architecture, such as manor houses and cellar buildings, as well as more modern designs, that blend into the mountainsides and vineyards.
- Protested Buildings: The town of Tulbagh boasts the largest collection of protected architecture in one street in South Africa.
- Traditional Food: Several restaurants in the Tulbagh valley have some fine traditional South African food.