There are so many excellent wine regions, both old and new across the globe that offer different experiences and of course, wines. Unsurprisingly, the Cape Winelands is considered one of them.
Our pick of the world’s best wine regions
The wine region of Tuscany, Italy
Home to some of the oldest wineries and most recognisable wines in the world, Tuscany brings alive old-school originality that few other wine regions can.
Combining centuries of history with inventive wine-making, hard work, dedication, and passion, the wines the region produces, such as Chianti Classico, Brunello, Carmignano, and the red blends known as Super Tuscans, are still some of the richest to be found anywhere.
Napa Valley, California
The first of the wine regions in the United States to garner international praise and attention and the cradle of what is now-classic California wine-making, the Napa Valley and Sonoma is home to some of the world’s greatest wineries.
Boasting an exceptional Mediterranean microclimate and mineral-rich soil, the region gives rise to elegant, full-bodied wines that are exported all over the world.
Cape Winelands, South Africa
Breath-taking natural scenery, rugged mountainscapes, and fertile valleys filled with orchards and vineyards create the spectacular region of the Cape Winelands in South Africa.
Pink-hued mountains tower over patch-worked valleys of undulating vineyards that produce some of the finest wines in the world, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc.
Steeped in tradition with a rich history and culture, this world-renowned area is a cosmopolitan hotspot for fine wining and dining.
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Running along the Duero River in the northern plateaus of Spain, the Ribera del Duero is home to the vines that produced the most expensive wine in the world, Vega Sicilia. Wine has been at the heart of this region for thousands of years producing world-class wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
The penultimate wine country experience would have to be Bordeaux where the concept and which is home to the world’s best wines.
Indescribably beautiful, the sloping hills and vineyards not only produce some of the best vintages money can buy but have also inspired countless generations of artists including the likes of Monet and Van Gogh, who have captured the essence of the region in masterworks.
Locals embrace visitors with open arms and make this one of the best wine regions in the world to visit, taste, savour, and cherish.