The Wellington Wine Route is small and compact, allowing for easy driving between the cellars.
The fact that the majority of South Africa's vine-cutting nurseries, almost ninety percent, are found in the Wellington area, is due to the excellent soils and climate of the region. Low production per hectare of cultivar allows for more concentrated flavourants and extracts, giving Wellington wines that complex and full-bodied taste.
Nestled at the foot of the Groenberg Mountain, the town of Wellington lies in a picturesque valley on the banks of the Kromme River with the majestic Hawequa Mountains as silent sentinels to the east.
This wine route offers true Boland hospitality where you can meet the winemakers and learn more about their wines, many of which have won medals at both national and international wine shows.
The Wellington Wine Walk is a 3-day hike through vineyards, orchards and indigenous fynbos, which includes wine tasting and samplings of cheeses and olives with stay-overs at one of the four historic Huguenot farms.
Even though the winemakers believe that wine making starts in the vineyard, Wellington cellars are technologically equipped with some of the most modern equipment in the industry.
The Wellington Wine Route is 130 kilometers (81 miles) long.
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