DISCOVER THE BEST OF THE CAPE WINELANDS

January 09, 2017

Discover the best of the Cape Winelands, Nederburg.

We recently had the good fortune to be invited to the Nederburg Wine Estate, where they rolled out the burgundy carpet to us and took us on a cellar tour, a tasting and lunch at the amazing Red Table restaurant.

This week we will showcase all three of these activities at the estate of this icon of South African wine. Nederburg is synonymous with South African wine, and has a place in the hearts of most locals, for good reason.

South African wine has a history dating back to 1659, but we will “fast forward” to 1791 when Philippus Wolvaart spent 5600 guilder for the parcel of land between the Berg and Palmiet rivers. This was the first pebble in what was to become a landslide of internationally award winning wines, wrought with ingenuity and passion, from the heart of this lush Eden in Paarl. He immediately recognised this “far flung” location (66,5 km from Cape Town, two days cart ride at the time) for its potential in viticulture, and built the foundations for an epic journey of grapes, discovery and wine.