Living in the Cape means a person is surrounded by dozens of wine-tasting experiences from luxurious MCC and macarons pairings, to safari wine-tastings and now on my list, wine-tasting experience in a cave.
In all honesty, Durbanville is one of the most underrated wine-tasting destinations in the Cape. The Durbanville Wine Valley is often outshined by the popular Constantia and Stellenbosch wine routes. But I would definitely suggest you do not overlook Durbanville, put it into your maps and pop into my new favourite hidden gem in the area.
The Clarens Wine Event is one of the most-loved wine events and is usually held from the 28th – 29th September annually. It is a wine tasting showcase with more than 20 wineries and distillers with a range of over 60 products to taste from all over the world. Yes, this also includes sparkling wines from Germany and Italy (I even had the privilege of tasting a red sparkling wine for the first time!)
If you’re someone who loves wine and wants the experience of tasting world-class wines then this is an event for you. During the last weekend of September (also the last week of travel/tourism month) we drove up to Clarens for the highly anticipated wine event hosted my Echo Wine Events.
Le Lude is surely one of Franschhoek’s most surprisingly low-profile winery and restaurant that is located in the beautiful, small town. The family-owned restaurant and winery is an exquisite, stunning and modern French-inspired boutique spot. It offers a variety of experiences that can enjoy like MCC tasting to a high tea or a classic French lunch at L’Orangerie.