Cape Town’s wine scene is about to get a little bigger. A new vineyard based in Kommetjie is expected to expand what the Winelands can offer, giving wine-lovers the opportunity to enjoy an all-new wine route.
Most of the Mother City’s sip and savor options have a history dating back to the times when our breezy city by the sea was first established, but now a modern rendition will join the selection.
A new vineyard in the Cape’s Southern Peninsula will offer an especially beautiful view to pair with your wine and is expected to start producing wine in 2022.
The newly-planted vineyard overlooks Long Beach, Hout Bay, and Chapman’s Peak and was planted by developer Gerhard van der Horst, who is the managing director of Red Cliff Property.
A historic farmstead just outside Kommetjie is home to the new vineyard and will not only offer one of the best wine land views in the Mother City but will also tap into the huge visitor numbers that usually make their way to the Cape Point tourism route. The new Kommetjie wine route will become part of the Cape Point Wine District established in 1998.
The farm is currently undergoing renovations as well as planting processes and will feature varietals such as Methode Cap Classique and Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
“The influence of the cooler breezes off the Atlantic and warmer winds from False Bay, allow grapes to ripen slowly, producing premium quality wines along one of the Cape’s most popular tourist routes, namely Cape Point,” van der Horst told The South African.
This new route will not only boost the local economy and add to Cape Town tourist offerings but also offer the perfect spot for locals to spend their weekends off.