Route 62 meanders through some of South Africa's most fertile valleys. Thus it is no surprise to have South Africa's leading wine regions on this route. The Breede River gives life to the Robertson Wine Valley and also to the Worcester Wine Valley. Against the backdrop of the harsh and unforgiving climate of the Klein Karoo it is still surprising to find the Klein Karoo Wine Route. A newer attraction, the R62 Brandy Route is also situated here. Together these wine valleys produce some of South Africa's finest wines and brandy ~ an experience not to be missed by any wine lover.
It's an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora - all contribute to make Paarl, Wellington, the Breede River Valley, Klein Karoo and Langkloof some of South Africa's most diverse regions.
The ever changing colours of the majestic mountains, scenic passes, rivers, vineyards and orchards, as well as the multitude of attractions, will offer you an unforgettable adventure - whether this is in the physical sense or simply a kaleidoscope of scenic tranquility.
You will visit cellars producing award-winning wines in some of the most scenic areas in the country.
The R62 Wine route is the longest, and probably one of the most visited in the Western Cape.
Many of the Wine Estates are on the banks of the Breede River or at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. This is not just a trip to wine farms, but guests are spoiled by breathtaking scenic experiences - magnificent mountain peaks, vineyards that changes colors with the season, roses and irises growing in harmony with the grapes, the mighty Breede River and world class cellars. The area is best known for Chardonnay, Colombar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot.
Guests are met at their accommodation in Montagu, from where we travel through the ‘hole in the mountain’ to our first cellar where you will have first hand experience in the blending and bottling of your very own wine. You will also have the opportunity to meet Stephan, who is still making wine by traditional methods with vintage equipment on their farm in Klaasvoogds West. Here you will stand next to this proud wine maker whilst swirling a ruby red Merlot in your glass.
Lunch is a picnic on the Breede River or when the cooler days approach us, you can enjoy a cheese platter and port next to an open log fire.
In the Valley of Wine and Roses time is no factor, so after a lazy lunch, we will move on to one or two more cellars, and should you wish, we can also stop at Klipdrift Distillery for a Brandy tasting.
|Name:||R62 Wine Tours|
|Speciality:||Wine Tours & Tastings|
|Address:||Route 62, South Africa|
|Phone:||+27 (0)23 614 1805|