Tulbagh Wine Tasting Tours
The Tulbagh wine route, including Wolseley, is characterized by its three mountain ranges and dazzling scenery. It has only been recently seen as a world renowned wine route, although the first vines were planted here 300 years ago by Rijk Tulbagh, whose estate is still in operation today and also offers visitors a lush country hotel for accommodation. With the result a number of award winning wines have been produced, gaining praise at home and abroad. The Drostdyhof Cellar is among the most famous of the wine farms in the Tulbagh region. Along with wine, this area and the Ceres Valley is well known for its production of fruit like apples, pears and peaches. This area is an 80 minute drive from Cape Town city center and offers visitors splendid views and a peaceful atmosphere.
With a mild Mediterranean climate and the cool south easterly wind blowing in along the southern slopes, along with very dry, hot summers and lots of rainfall, this area offers some of the perfect conditions for viticulture. There is a vast difference between the day and night time temperatures, and during some of the hottest days in summer, you will also experience some very cold nights. The soil here is rich and encourages the growth of strong vines.
The Best Tulbagh Wines
Many people that come to Tulbagh comment on the quality and great flavors found in the Syrah wines and the Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the Pinotage and Merlot. Among the white wines, the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and the Chenin Blanc have all received gold awards.