Stellenbosch is South Africa’s leading wine area as many of South Africa’s top wine estates are found in this region. The wine route, along with the large stretches of vineyards and mountainous terrain allow visitors to experience a relaxing and enjoyable wine-tasting and dining experience.
Franschoek is a small area which is located inland, to the west of Stellenbosch. Different styles of wines are produced here as the rainfall is greater in this region and the soil differs in quality. The Franschoek valley is surrounded by the Drakenstein mountains, which produce ghostly-sounding noises.
Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschoek are extremely popular wine regions and hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the vineyards annually. However, other wine regions within South Africa, near the Western Cape include Elgin, Paarl, Robertson, Swartland, Walker Bay and Worcester. These vineyards are also located amongst lush landscapes and terrain, which create gorgeous views.
South Africa is currently the ninth biggest wine producer in the world and is home to about 250,000 acres of vineyard. South Africa’s wine-making industry employs over 250,000 people and has gained a great amount of international support and recognition over the years.