Wine Estates in Hermanus
Explore the best that heaven and earth has to offer when you find things to do in Hermanus. This spectacular seaside town is situated in the illustrious Cape Overberg region and benefits from a wealth of majestic natural splendour in every direction. From mountains and valleys on the one side to the ocean and Blue Flag beaches on the other, there truly is something for everyone here. It’s no surprise that visitors from around South Africa, and even international travelers from far and wide, all flock to this part of South Africa to experience the very best in food and fun.
Best of all, there are a wide range of tasting venues, cafés and restaurants in and around Hermanus. This means adventurers are in for a sensory overload in this part of the Western Cape. Most of the produce here is harvested from the surrounding countryside and you’ll taste freshness in every bite or sip. This is particularly true of the wine farms and vineyards that surround Hermanus, particularly the wineries in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. This is a hotspot for local and international visitors alike, especially those who appreciate the wide range of wines available in South Africa.
Wine tasting in Hermanus is a way of life rather than a hobby or one-time adventure. Families in the area will often make a Sunday out of frequenting a few wine farms in a row and spending the day surrounded by lush valleys and sunshine. Visitors can even join tours that offer particular tasting venues as well as a collection and drop-off service for those who don’t want to drive. An especially useful service if you’ll be tasting a lot of wines as it’s highly unadvisable – and illegal – to consume alcohol and drive. That being said, you’ll generally be able to determine your own pace so that it’s still a very relaxing experience.
The Cape Whale Coast is famous for a lot of things, from marine reserves to nature parks and more. However, the wine farms here are especially revered for providing some of the best bottles and labels in the Western Cape. You’ll certainly have a great time tasting your way through the finest that South Africa has to offer. Many of these estates also offer non-alcoholic beverages too, so you don’t need to feel pressured into trying wines just because your friends and family are enthusiasts. You’ll also love the amazing food on offer at many of these establishments, once-in-a-lifetime meals!