Wine Farms Near Me (Unique Experiences 2022)

Updated: Jul 13

You know you are in Cape Town when you google "Wine farms near me". The results can be a little overwhelming considering there are currently around 560 wineries and 4400 primary producers of vineyards in the Cape.

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Discover our favourite unique wine tasting experiences

With so many amazing wine estates, we've found a few of our favourites that offer unique experiences.

Watch this video about wine tourism in the Cape, by SoCoMunity Directed by Craig Howes


Before we get started let's have a look at the wine map provided by Wine Folly

For a deep dive see this article by Wine Folly


1) Babylonstoren (Franschhoek)

You step into a new world when you enter Babylonstoren. It's easy to want to spend the whole day if not the weekend there. Besides the beautiful location at the foot of the famous Simonsberg Mountain in the Franschhoek wine valley.

What we love about Babylonstoren is the attention to detail.

(We are going to have to write a full article on this)

Highlights

  • Seasonal Gardens (amazing experience and photo opportunities)

  • Farm hotel, cottages and SPA

  • Restaurants (Greenhouse and Babel) that are guided by the seasons and gardens.

  • Livestock (Donkeys, Turkeys, Chickens, Ducks)

  • Bakery and Deli

  • Amazing wine

Location: Franschhoek

Details: https://babylonstoren.com/


2) AA Badenhorst

AA Badenhorst Family Wines is a hidden gem in the heart of Swartland. This family-owned wine farm is hard to describe, but let's give it a try. The property is owned by "the baie dynamic and good looking cousins Hein and Adi Badenhorst"


What is apparent, is the Bardenhorst's families love and passion for wine, people and hospitality. We really loved the experience of chatting to the Adi and hearing his passion for wine, and bush wine specifically.


The cellar is a work of art, filled with vintage posters, record players and tools.


We highly recommend one of their lunches and cellar tour with Adi.


If you spend the night in one of their cottages you can enjoy a hot tube made out of an old wine barrel.

Highlights

  1. Wine exceptional

  2. Experience

  3. Hot tub

  4. Adi

Location: Swartland

Contact: https://aabadenhorst.com/