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Discover Wellington’s Wine Route

Discover Wellington's Wine Route

 

Halfway between the bright lights of Cape Town and the statuesque mountains of the Western Cape, lies the hidden valley of Wellington, full of surprises and variety, heart and soul. The picturesque town of Wellington is a scenic 45-minute drive from Cape Town, 15 minutes from neighbouring Paarl and 30 minutes’ scenic drive through the Winelands, to historic Stellenbosch. The Berg River flows along the western border with two smaller streams, the Spruit and Kromme and the mighty Hawequas mountain range stands guard on the eastern side.

The Bainskloof Pass, built by the famous Scot, Andrew Geddes Bain was (before Du Toitskloof Pass) the only gateway to the north. More French people settled here than anywhere else in the Cape and the valley was initially called Val du Charron – valley of the wagon-makers, the last outpost before travellers, pioneers and adventurers attempted the arduous journey into the hinterland with their wagons and oxen.

 

Wellington is surrounded by fruit orchards, wine estates, buchu plantations and olive groves. In addition, its vine-cutting nurseries produce approximately 85% of the country’s vine root stock for the wine industry. The Wellington wine and brandy route boasts an array of fine producers and the region is the recipient of an impressive collection of national and international accolades for its wines.

Wellington is home to wineries such as Diemersfontein, Welbedacht and Doolhof to name but a few.

For more info call 021 873 4604/8 or visit www.wellington.co.za

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