Wine Route

Paarl Wine Route invites you to discover the diversity of our beautiful wine valley. From the large international wine companies to the smallest 'garagiste' winemakers the aim of Paarl Wine Route is to produce quality wines with a sense of place to give pleasure to the lovers of good living. Our winemakers produce a wide range of wines and styles so whether you are looking for fresh and fruity or dark and brooding we'll be sure to have a wine perfectly suited to your palate. While Shiraz has been chosen as our signature cultivar a wide range of other styles also perform extremely well. This strength in diversity was again proven recently when major awards were bestowed on such relatively unknown varietals as Petit Verdot and Malbec. Many of the Paarl Vintners also offer added attractions so why not enjoy lunch under old oak trees, sample a range of cheeses and olives, watch glass blowers in action or just sit back and let the natural beauty of our surroundings wash over you.

The Paarl Wine Route, renowned for its rich, full-bodied, spicy red and crisp white wines, is the second oldest in the country. The area is best known for the quality of its Shiraz, the climate in particular favouring this variety. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Viognier and Mourvedre are increasingly well regarded.

Paarl is also home to a couple of Craft breweries, olives and olive oil producers.

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Best Season:Summer, Winter
Popular Location: Paarl