Great Wine Capitals

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Home to some of the world’s most bountiful vineyards and boasting numerous award-winning restaurants, Cape Town and the Western Cape is a gastronomic wonderland, with a history intrinsically tied to the vine. Wesgro re-joined Great Wine Capitals global network in 2020. 

Founded in 1999, the Great Wine Capitals global network is the only wine body encompassing the so-called “old” and “new” worlds of wine. It exists to encourage of best practice around travel and tourism, education and wine business between the regions of Adelaide (South Australia), Bilbao (Rioja), Bordeaux, Lausanne, Mainz (Rheinhessen), Mendoza, Porto, San Francisco (Napa Valley), Valparaiso (Casablanca Valley), Verona and Cape Town’s Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa. 

Cape Town and the Western Cape has: 

  • 2 693 Wine Grape Farmers 
  • 45 Producer Cellars 
  • 457 Private Wine Cellars 
  • 5 Wine Regions
  • 22 Wine Routes 

Spread over a geographical area of 92 005 hectares.

Visitors can look forward to award-winning wines, a variety of events and festivals, a wide range of activities from hiking to mountain biking and whale watching, world-class accommodation, cutting edge restaurants, designer golf courses and stunning scenery are all part of the enticing mix.

The South African Wine Routes Forum (SAWRF) is made up of representatives of the wine routes. This is a joint initiative with representatives from Vinpro, Wosa and Wesgro with the aim of a cohesive wine industry in the Cape.

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Latest News

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1 Mar 2021
Organic wine producers and Biodynamic organic wine producers in Cape Town and The Western Cape
Here is a list of Organic wine producers and Biodynamic organic wine producers in Cape Town and The Western Cape.
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1 Mar 2021
Wine Schools and Universities in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, South Africa
Cape Town and the Cape Winelands offer various wine courses delving into the wine industry history and mastering the art of winemaking while learning about the developing wine i...
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1 Mar 2021
Outrageously cool water sports to try in Cape Town
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1 Mar 2021
The Rise of Micro Weddings in the Cape Winelands
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19 Feb 2021
Tandem Paragliding from Signal Hill
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18 Feb 2021
Hike Sosyskloof in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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18 Feb 2021
Explore the Cape Town Art World
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18 Feb 2021
Walking Tour: Muizenberg
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18 Feb 2021
Day Tour: Cape Town Lighthouses
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18 Feb 2021
Walking Tour: Mouille Point Promenade
Justin Fox explores Mouille Point, taking a leisurely walk along the promenade, taking in the shipwrecks along the coastal stretch and immersing himself in the local histor...
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18 Feb 2021
Route: Simon’s Town Historical Mile
On this route, Justin Fox shares his experience exploring the old naval town of Simon's Town, unearthing its history and marvelling at its architecture. ...
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2 Feb 2021
Blue Flag beaches in Cape Town
Cape Town is bless with some of the world's most beautiful beaches and boasts the most Blue Flag beaches in the country.
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1 Feb 2021
Cape Town Local Getaways
From chilled coastal breaks to a weekend in the Winelands, you don't need to travel long distance for an epic getaway in Cape Town. 
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1 Feb 2021
Cape Town Wine Routes
Cape Town and wine are indelibly linked, from Constantia to Durbanville, there are a number of world class wine routes to enjoy. 
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1 Feb 2021
Grab your board! Cape Town is surf central
From surfing and body boarding to kitesurfing and SUPping, Cape Town is the perfect spot to grab your board and hit the water. Take a look at our guide to all things surfing in ...
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22 Jan 2021
Explore the history of Cape Town
Cape Town is a city with a rich and diverse history. Discover some of the smaller, lesser-known museums, from the Marvol Gallery to the Heritage Museum.
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21 Jan 2021
The Shipwrecks of Cape Town
Explore the shipwrecks of the Cape, originally named the 'Cape of Storms' in the 1480s by the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias. 
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21 Jan 2021
Cape Town’s Lighthouses
Showcasing some of Cape Town's beautiful coastal towers!
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21 Jan 2021
7 spectacular day hikes in Cape Town
Seven of our favorite hikes throughout the  Mother City!
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20 Jan 2021
Cape Town’s Parks and Gardens
Cape Town is one of the world's most visually beautiful cities, with an abundance of Parks and Gardens to enjoy. Take a look at some of our favourites. 
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20 Jan 2021
6 Adventure Activities in Cape Town
Are you an adventurous spirit? Looking for your next adrenaline high. Take a look at these 6 epic adventures to do in Cape Town.
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15 Dec 2020
Reimagine: The Garden Route
New regulations announced by the South African government means that beaches in the Garden Route have been closed to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic. But this incredible regio...
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9 Dec 2020
Rediscover yourself in Cape Town
Are you looking for a getaway from the everyday routine in exchange for self-discovery and adventure? Now that all lockdown restrictions have been lifted and our domestic touris...
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1 Dec 2020
Working from home; out of the house
Public workspaces in and around Cape Town