Wellington is a winelover’s delight. It is a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town and within close proximity of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and the Swartland. It offers a compact 21-member wine route comprising of 2 large producer cellars, proud wine estates from many generations, a sprinkling of garagiste and 4 potstill producers, all within easy driving distance from one another.
In the last couple of years Wellington has received an impressive array of accolades for their wines, locally and abroad. In 2010 Wellington was awarded the SA Terroir trophy for the Top Wine Area.
An overwhelming 80% of rootstock material is propagated in Wellington and it is thanks to the stokkies or rootstock nursery that Wellington can truly claim that all excellent wines can trace their origins back to Wellington.
Here you can shake hands with the winemaker, swirl and sip extraordinary wines in unspoiled surroundings, meet fascinating salt -of -the- earth people and enjoy a number of wine events throughout the year.