The Swartland Region begins only 50 kilometres outside of Cape Town making it fairly accessible to visitors, and its undulating wheat fields, vineyards and deep river valleys have been the topic of many a photographer’s lens. Open landscapes, wheat, rooibos tea and renosterbos are common-place here.
THE WINE & THE FOOD
Wines here must be naturally produced, a minimum of manipulation in both vineyard and cellar. Smaller producers with power packed wines, yet elegance and finesse reign supreme. What started out as cult style wines have fast become coveted classics.
THE PLACES & THE PEOPLE
From the larger, dependable producers through to cutting-edge mavericks and boutique wineries off the beaten track, including the likes of Mullineux & Leeu Family wines, Adi Badenhorst, Sadie Family wines, Vine Venom and many more raising stars.
My wife and I toured the South African wine country with Katie and had a blast! Shes charming, horrendously funny and totally knowledgeable about wines and ways to assess them. We learned many things from Katie – Nicholas M, Philly