Wine always tastes better on the farm on which it was produced – fact. Our list of The Seven Best Wine Tasting Experiences in the Western Cape take in the most interesting tasting experiences that really open up each estate’s fantastic products to visitors, thanks to wonderfully interactive tasting room teams who are passionate about their products.

Many estates have added a plethora of tasting and pairing options, but our list focuses on the best venues and most eye-opening experiences, rather than those which are gimmicky. As we did with our list of The Seven Best Wine Estates in the Western Cape, we’ve limited our scope to those tasting experiences within easy reach of the Cape Town CBD. Estates like Creation in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley do offer some amazing tasting options, with wonderful pairings – but that area is best-explored from a nearby base.

Trevor Crighton

Trevor Crighton

Trevor splits his time between two fields – working as a specialist Publicist & Media Relations Consultant in film, television, entertainment, sport, travel and FMCG and as a writer and photographer in the travel, lifestyle and social media space. You can connect with him on Instagram @trevorcrighton