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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14 Jul 2020
Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2021
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23 Jun 2020
Chasing Lines
In the world of adventure, map makers are considered the old guard, the original explorers, paving the way for a generation of adventurers. In our latest film, we uncover some t...
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13 May 2020
Dreaming of One Day in the Western Cape | The West Coast
While travel is on pause, there’s nothing stopping us from enjoying a virtual day out! Join us in supporting local tour guides by tuning in to our new One Day in the Western Cap...
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18 Apr 2020
Connected by Trail
Exploring not only the trails themselves, but the trail running community that has transformed the sport from a niche pastime to a mainstream activity, Connected by Trail acts a...
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3 Mar 2020
Cape Town Cycle Tour
The world’s largest timed cycle race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour is the jewel in the crown for cycling in the Mother City and easily one of South Africa’s largest – and most ...
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28 Feb 2020
Wine festivals in 2020
A fresh year of exciting wine events is already underway. We’ve updated a selection of some of the main wine festivals and events to help you plan, especially if you want to ext...
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25 Feb 2020
New and Unique in the Cape Overberg
The Cape Overberg is a place that boasts great diversity with coastal towns such as Hermanus, known as the jewel of the Cape Whale Coast for its abundance of marine wildlif...
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21 Feb 2020
New and Unique in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo
One the most beautiful, diverse and awe-inspiring regions in the country, the Garden Route and Klein Karoo is also one of the most-loved road trips to embark on. Stretching from...
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19 Feb 2020
New and Unique in the Cape Winelands
The Cape Winelands is an area renowned for its, well, wine, but there is far more on offer, with everything from adventure experiences to stargazing to choose from. In 2020, the...
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7 Feb 2020
World Class events in the Western Cape
From the world’s largest timed bicycle race and its most beautiful marathon to street carnivals and Jazz festivals, Cape Town and the Western Cape plays host to a number of sign...
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28 Jan 2020
All you need to know about The Sun Met
Attending the Sun Met will ensure you kick-start your February in style… literally. Dress to the nines along with thousands of locals and tourists at the biggest racing event on...
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3 Jan 2020
Taste the flavours of Cape Town and the Western Cape
Cape Town and the Western Cape is the foodie Mecca of South Africa with some of the best restaurants, tastes and flavours for visitors to explore. Take a look at some of the pro...
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5 Nov 2019
What to know about whale watching in the Western Cape
South Africa is well known for its Big Five, but the Western Cape also boasts an abundance of marine wildlife, with the region perfect for whale watching. Here’s everything you ...
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4 Oct 2019
Farm Stalls in the Cape Winelands
No road trip to the winelands is complete without pulling over for a pitstop at one of the characterful farm stalls en-route.
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10 Sep 2019
Southpole Nordic Walking South Africa
Southpole proudly provides the finest correct Nordic Walking Technique training and equipment in South Africa. People of all ages, fitness, and skill levels are welcome to the N...
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2 Sep 2019
SanParks Free Access Week
From 8 to 15 September, you will be able to aceess all SA National Parks in the Western Cape for free, with the exception of the Boulders Penguin Colony and the Table Mountain Cabl...
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30 Aug 2019
New experiences in Cape Town and the Western Cape
From interactive cooking experiences to guided fynbos tours, here are some of the freshest experiences for you to enjoy in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
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7 Jun 2019
Celebrate Father’s Day in the Western Cape
Show the old man you care by treating him to something special in the Western Cape. From Artisanal Gin and Wine Pairings to Craft Beer Tasting and Adventure Experiences, we have yo...
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3 Jun 2019
The Stock Exchange adds more urban cool to Woodstock district
Woodstock, one of Cape Town’s coolest areas, has a brand new addition to its burgeoning list of offerings - The Stock Exchange.
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31 May 2019
Trail running itinerary Weskus
From popular events like the West Coast Marathon, which draws thousands of participants every year, to the Namaqua West Coast X Tri Challenge – a race comprising of paddling, trail...
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14 May 2019
The Washerwoman Trail
An exciting historical walk on Cape Town’s Water combined with a touch of adventure on the oldest route below the slopes Table Mountain
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13 May 2019
Ebike Cape Town
Ebike Cape Town invites you on an adventure of a lifetime, discovering the most breath-taking sights in Cape Town
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26 Apr 2019
Unique self-catering farm stays for families in the Winelands
Memories are made of this. Families and friends sharing an idyllic breakaway together, somewhere on a serene farm in a wine region. All the better if you’re staying in unique self-...
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14 Apr 2019
Two Oceans Road Closures
Celebrating its 50th year, the Two Oceans Marathon will be bigger than ever in 2019. Make sure you know all the road closures before heading out this weekend.