Winelands of Robertson and Tulbagh
Cape Winelands in Style

Head across the magnificent Du Toitskloof Mountains and the vine-clad expanse of the Breede River Valley onto Route 62, and you’ll experience winelands with a difference.

Fine Wines from Ancient Soils

©David Rogers
Vineyards in the rugged, semi-arid Robertson and Tulbagh winelands, like these vines in shale soils, are producing fine reds.

This is rugged, semi-arid land with stony, shale soils (though it surprises in spring with the fragrance and colour of its avidly conserved tracts of fynbos).

Here, as in the even warmer, similarly rocky, mountain-ringed Tulbagh Valley to the northwest, informed modern viticulture and progressive vintners have turned marginal white-wine territory into a source of great reds and classic sparkling wines. 

Although the wines are now as sophisticated as the welcome, visitors will enjoy the feeling of getting off the beaten track.  

By Wendy Toerien

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