Fruit of the Vine

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Swartland Wine Route, Malmesbury, Swartland, Western Cape.

Visit the Swartland Wine Route and you can be sure to taste some of the country’s finest wines and meet some of its most friendly and hospitable people. Jan van Riebeeck originally called it the Swartland when he referred to it as “Het Zwarte Land”. This has nothing to do with the soil but in fact pertains to the indigenous renosterbos that at certain times of the year turns a characteristic dark colour. The Swartland stretches from Darling on the West Coast down to the Olifants Mountain at Porterville in the east and includes Malmesbury as well as the Riebeek Valley and Piketberg in the north. The location ensures an interestingly differentiated microclimate, ensuring a wide variety of quality wines.

A mere 40 minutes from Cape Town, the rolling vineyards and grain fields of the Swartland will greet you. Excellent roads join the various farms and well-placed signs will enable you to reach all of the 6 cellars with ease. In addition to visiting the cellars visitors can explore a number of tourist attractions. It also attracts visitors during the wild flower season, during which the area is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours. A variety of accommodation and places to eat are available. Enjoy our hospitality at its best. It is a trip not to be missed.

Malmesbury is on the N7 northeast of Cape Town. ATSwartland

Contct:        Box 591 Malmesbury 7299
+27 (224) 71133 telephone

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Last update: 2014-04-04 18:32
Author: Alan McIver
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