Wine shops in Swellendam
Good wine is something that Swellendam and the Overberg region is internationally renowned for. There are estates operating in the area that have been producing excellent vintages for generations. They’ve won both local and international prizes, and have become one of the main reasons for tourists visiting the area. It’s no secret that wine is one of the top businesses in Swellendam, from the growing of grapes through to the selling of bottles in shops.
An important part of the food and beverage sector in Swellendam is the wine shops. They are the face that many people see when looking to buy wine from the area. To these shops, it’s a point of pride that they can stock so many wines made by the estates that surround the town and are dotted throughout the region.
However, the wine shops here don’t just have wines from the Greater Swellendam area. The Western Cape and South Africa in general produces a lot of fine wines that are also well-loved in the Overberg. In addition to wines from around the country, the shops in Swellendam stock bottles from all over the world. You can get champagne from the Champagne region and Riesling from the Rhine region. That is, you can go for these international brands if the local options don’t take your fancy.
Not sure what you are looking for, or want to try something new? Perhaps you need the perfect wine to pair with the meal you are cooking for a special date, or you want to wow your guests at a big party. The experts working in the wine shops will be able to advise you and point you in the right direction. They’ll talk to you about what you usually like to drink and what goes well with the food you’re serving. You can ask about finishing notes on the vintage and what a particular wine says about your event.
For those who want to go the organic route, or prefer wines that have no sulphites in them, you can talk to the professionals working in the wine shops about your choices. There are more and more wines being made these days that are a lot cleaner in terms of chemicals used in the processes and your selection has become much broader in terms of varietals that are now available. This is good news if you have allergic reactions to sulphites and want a wine that you can happily drink.