With so many wine farms and wine tasting experiences available in Cape Town, we are spoilt for choice. Tourists and locals alike travel far out into the winelands to sample the exceptional flavours imparted from our terroirs, into the grapes, which create tastes unique to the Cape. What they don’t know is that they can experience spectacular wines right here in the city centre too. Here are a few spots around town to get your wine-snob on.
1 Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar
Smack-bang in the middle of the city centre, Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar is home to a huge range of South African, as well as European wines. Head over to their website to see when they’ll be having their next tasting in store.
Where 62 Strand St, Cape Town City Centre
When 9am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday, 9am -1pm Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Contact 021 419 8984
The neighbourhood wine bar is a hotspot for unusual and interesting wines. The bar serves wines made from sustainably farmed vineyards made with minimal intervention in the cellar. Sip, taste and discover something new at Publik.
Where 81 Church St, Cape Town City Centre
When 4pm – 11pm Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Contact [email protected]
3 Dorrance Wines – Bouchon Wine bar & Bistro
A gem created by Dorrance winemaker, Christophe Durand, Bouchon Wine bar and Bistro is a charming urban wine bar right in the city centre. The wine bar and bistro offers a weekly ‘Travel Through Your Glass’ selection, allowing wine lovers the opportunity to discover exceptional local and international wines, by the glass.
Where 95 Hout St, Cape Town City Centre
When 6pm – 11pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays.
Contact 021 422 0695
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