As Capetonians, we’re still cheering loud and proud after four Mother City hotels secured top spots at the World Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. The Cape Grace, The Silo Hotel, and Ellerman House took the first, second and third spots respectively, while the One and Only hotel claimed the fifth spot.
Now there’s a new title hanging thick and sweet in the air, and we’re loving the sound of it! Nestled in Hermanus, Creation Wines secured 10th place in the prestigious World’s Best Vineyards competition for 2021 out of 100 – a solid victory for the Western Cape. This is the highest spot a South African wine farm has ever reached on the list.
Co-founder Carolyn Martin said “Never in the 19 years of Creation’s existence have we faced so many challenges as we have in the past 18 months,” citing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martin went on to say that “This global award is not just for Creation, it is a tribute to the Western Cape and South Africa.”
In the same vein, Premier Alan Winde congratulated Creation Wines for doing so well in this prestigious competition.
“I congratulate Creation Wines on their achievement, and I want to commend the many other South African wine farms that were listed for their achievements.
“You are all playing an important role in reviving our economy and creating work opportunities,” said Winde.
A few Capetonian beauties that also sealed the deal on this list includes:
Klein Constantia – 44th
Steenberg – 84th
Groot Constantia – 86th
Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch bagged the 30th spot, while Spier Wine Farm nabbed 68th. These wine estates have also made South Africa proud:
Babylonstoren – 72nd
Waterford Estate 88th
Tokara Wine & Olive Farm 97th
Haute Cabrière 98th
For more information on the international competition, visit https://www.worldsbestvineyards.com/