Explore Riebeek Valley, South Africa’s Shiraz Valley, to celebrate #SANationalShirazDay #SAShirazDay
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Riebeek Valley is part of the Swartland in the Cape West Coast
The terroir of the Swartland makes it ideal for the production of Shiraz. This includes the Mediterranean climate of the region and the various soil types, which range from granite to schist, depending on where you are in the region. Shiraz is a hardy grape that can withstand the dry and often hot summers of the Swartland.
Shiraz tends to be planted on top of hills, and is said to be a grape that “enjoys a good view”. No wonder this varietal flourish in Riebeek Valley where incredible views meet your gaze!
Let’s go and explore.
Say goodbye to Table Mountain and head north on the N7. Take the exit to Malmesbury and follow the R45 out of town, then jump onto the R46 and prepare for outstanding views as you reach the top of the Bothmanskloof Pass. Welcome to the Riebeek Valley on the West Coast Way tractor route, filled with premium olives and two delightful towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West.
Descent from the pass into the lush Riebeek Valley
Visit the Riebeek Valley Tourism Office for the full list of places where you can enjoy an olive and wine tasting.
Call to check the opening times for these Riebeek Valley Wine farms:
Meerhof Wines: [email protected] Call 022 125 0422
Kloovenburg: [email protected] Call 022 448 1635
Het Vlock Casteel: [email protected] Call 022 448 1488
Riebeek Valley Wine Co: [email protected]
za Call 0608152255
Allesverloren Wine Farm: [email protected] Call 022 461 2320
Wine Kollektive: [email protected] Call 022 448 1008
Marras Wines: [email protected] Call 082 491 1948
Rall Wines: [email protected] Call 072 182 7571
Bester Wines* [email protected] Call 072 182 7571
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines* [email protected] Call 021 569 3010
* Open for private bookings only
**The farm is on the Riebeeksrivier Road and is open by appointment only – wines can also be tasted at their tasting room in Franschhoek, which is open to the public.
Find Riebeek Valley Tourism Office and Gallery on the West Coast Way Tractor Route.
Distance from Cape Town: 86.1km
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday open till 2pm
Find them at 7 Plein St, Riebeek Kasteel
Compiled by: Carmen Lerm is the founder of West Coast Way. She writes to promote the West Coast Way road trip. Any edits or editions? Contact [email protected]