In the valley where the grapes grow (Sth Africa)
Stellenbosch, a region rich in culture and heritage and famous for its wines, is home to the oldest and largest organised wine route in the country. Cape Times writer Biance Coleman reports established in 1971, when South Africans were still more spirit and beer fans than wine – despite vineyard being planted in the Cape for 300 years – the route now encompasses around 150 wineries, farms and estates and even has sub-routes. It can be mind-boggling and it takes many, many dedicated visits to become an expert. But hey, it’s a lot of fun along the way.