WELLINGTON CELEBRATES ALL THINGS BUBBLY!

 

September celebrates spring, life, vibrancy and all things bubbly in Wellington!

MCC or Méthode Cap Classique is the term used to describe South African sparkling wines made in the traditional French method (methode champenoise). Our wine route has outstanding MCC-producers. Let us raise a glass to them and celebrate bubbles and life!
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PAARL EN WELLINGTON ONTVANG GOEDKEURINGSTEMPEL

 

Die Wêreld Reis- en Toerismeraad (WTTC) het die ‘Safe Travels’ goedkeuringstempel aan Paarl en Wellington toegeken.  Dit beteken dat beide streke die streng riglyne en protokol toepas wat voorgeskryf word deur internasionale standaarde en dat reisigers met volle vertroue weer die talle toerisme-attraksies kan besoek.

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PAARL AND WELLINGTON RECEIVE SAFETY STAMP OF APPROVAL

The World Travel Tourism Council (WTCC) has issued Paarl and Wellington with their ‘Safe travels’ approval. This means that the two destinations adhere to the strict guidelines and protocols set by the global industry representative and travelers can visit the region and its tourism attractions with confidence.

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WOMEN OF THE WELLINGTON ROUTE – A SPOTLIGHT ON JENNA HIGGINS

 

 

Jenna Higgins is the new face at Wellington Wines’ cellar and what a pretty face at that! She graduated in 2018 and started working at Wellington Wines in 2020. She is the first female member of their winemaking team.

In celebration of Women’s Month Xania van der Merwe (Wellington Wine Route Manager) interviewed her.

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TOURISM IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS – MEET OUR TEAM!

The Wellington Wine and Tourism team has been working non-stop behind the scenes since the Corona pandemic hit our shores. We are often asked by media and businesses what is the impact of Covid-19 on tourism in the Drakenstein area, can we quote financial numbers?  The short answer is, we can not determine the impact as it is still unfolding around us.

According to CEO, Annelize Stroebel, “Tourism is one of the key contributors to GDP in the Western Cape and it is also an important contributor to the GDP in Drakenstein. We estimate that during the first two months of lock down we have lost almost R65 million in tourism and an estimated 700 people have lost their jobs. Read more

WE WELCOME YOU AGAIN!

We ARE meeting again!

Our eateries are ready to serve and welcome back our locals and new visitors.

Yes, things are not quite the same as in the past. We take great caution and consideration for the safety of our guests and staff. The things that matters most, however, has remained unchanged and that is good food, a friendly smile and genuine connection. Read more

CHENIN SHINING IN THE WELLINGTON WINE REGION

During the last decade South-African wines made a lasting impression internationally, scooping up awards, exporting to new markets as well as established markets which is known for old world wines with long standing histories of wine culture.  All of this has been largely due to the quality Pinotage and Chenin Blanc produced in South Africa.

Today we celebrate Chenin Blanc as cultivar along with the international wine drinking community, and while this fruity white wine may be associated with a hot summers day and crisp salad, the diversity of Chenin Blanc really comes to show when crafted as wine to age.  The days of Chenin Blanc being limited to single uses and based wine, often referred to as Steen, is long forgotten. Read more

SHOW DAD HOW MUCH YOU CARE

Show dad how much you care and support local with good food and good wine.

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TAKE WINE WEDNESDAY HOME!

FILL UP YOUR WINE SELECTION AND PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL WINE WEDNESDAY AT HOME

The Wellington Wine Route, sponsored by Old Mutual Insure misses all our regular Wine Wednesday guests! COVID-19 Level 3 Lockdown has made things a bit more bearable. You can now purchase our wine route’s wines and enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

Although we can’t meet in our usual way to enjoy some wine tasting with good music and pizza, we have decided to assist you with an easy reference to experiencing your very own Wine Wednesday at home. Read more