When you come to South Africa, you will find out that there are a variety of amazing things to see and do during your time here. With so much to add to your to-do list, there is a good chance that you may feel a little overwhelmed by everything that you need to see and do. However, one thing that you really should take advantage of is the amazing assortment of South African wines.
This is particularly true when considering the wine farms in Franschhoek. So, what does Franschhoek have to offer in the way of wine farms?
The Franschhoek Wine Farms
Known as the wine heartland of South Africa, there is something extra special about arriving in Franschhoek. Set in some of the most beautiful natural landscapes that you could ever hope to see, wine is always on the agenda when visiting Franschhoek.
There is a variety of popular vineyards spread throughout the Franschhoek valley. Some of which are only too happy to offer members of the public the chance to explore the vineyard and find out how all their delicious wines are made.
If you like the idea of a boutique winery then Dieu Donne is definitely a good idea for you, whilst for an expansive farm, you might want to visit Eikehod. There is also the Allee Bleue Estate, known for their cultivation and production of several award-winning wines.
Best of all, regardless of which wine farm you are headed to, in addition to the variety of wines to sample, you are guaranteed to find the perfect local cuisine to enjoy.
The Franschhoek Wines
When it comes to South African wines, there is something to be said of those that are cultivated and produced in the Franschhoek valley. There must be magic in the soil of this area because every type of wine that is developed here is a hit. This includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, as well as the reds such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Are you concerned about how you are going to fit in all these amazing vineyards? If you are, you may want to consider trying out the Franschhoek Wine Tram. A Hop-On Hop-Off tour that is the ideal way to explore the area that these amazing wines are grown in as well as the opportunity to take in some breathtaking scenery along the way!
With so much to see and do, and over 300 years of history, a trip to Franschhoek should definitely be on the list for any wine-lover.