The West Coast is renowned for many things – beautiful beaches, charming small towns and the annual Spring Flower Season. Once a year, this part of the Western Cape springs to life and becomes a sea of endless colourful wildflowers. It’s a beautiful sight to behold with countless locals making the trip to various parts of the region. But what happens when you’re done snapping your pics and marvelling at the wonders of nature?
Wine tasting, of course! The West Coast is home to a number of wine tasting gems that are sure to tickle your taste buds and clear those sinuses. Here are three of our favourite spots:
Not only is this quaint town the perfect spot to gaze at the annual flower show, but it’s also home to the Darling Wine Cellars. This wine estate is packed with history and robust wines that range in prices – perfect for any pocket. They offer wine tastings during the week and on weekends, with light meals now being included. Sip on their famous Heritage Collection or keep simple with their classic range – the possibilities are endless.
Bookings are essential, so make sure that you contact: [email protected]
The region of Namaqua is home to some amazing wines, but Bellpost Wines is a shiny gem amongst them all. What makes this farm so special is the fact that it’s a family-run farm and home to the Thiart family. The primary function of the farm is to grow grapes for larger cellars, but every once in a while a small portion is set aside to produce sustainable wines under the Bellpost label. You’ll have to time your visit just right when heading through this region as wine tastings are limited, but oh so worth it.
Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for available wine tastings.
Not in the mood for wine? West Coast Distillers is a great alternative for those who love a refreshing glass of gin or vodka with an interactive tasting available at R200 per person. This distillery is located in Langebaan, making it the perfect location for those looking to stop in after their trip to see the wildflowers before watching the sunset on the beach.
Bookings are essential, so make sure that you visit their website for more information.
Picture: Bellpost Wines