Thanks to the outstanding quality of its soils and climate, our ‘Valley of the Wagonmakers’ (Val du Charron) is known as the cradle of the wine, as some 90% of all South-African vines or ‘stokkies’ originate from our nurseries. The Wellington Wine Route consists of 21 producers and is very compact so easy to combine.
Wellington has attracted a lot of international media attention for its unique terroir and was proclaimed ‘Top Wine Area’ in 2010. Our village produced 4 Absa Top Pinotages in a row, received numerous Decanter, Veritas and Michelangelo awards and has instituted the yearly “Quest for the Best” wine competition as well as the famous “Wellington Wine Festival”. Discover all of it in Sauvignon Country Lodge.
Wellington is home to one of the most beautiful wine routes along the Route 62. The unique location of the ‘Valley of the Wagonmakers’ (between Groenberg, the majestic Hawequa mountain range and the banks of Kromme Rivier) and the well-known hospitality of the ‘Boland’ region have added to this status. But above all it’s the presence of 30 active wineries and the famous vine nurseries, providing about 90% of all vine stokkies in South Africa, that have permanently put Wellington as a prominent wine region on the world map. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the most important must-see’s and must-taste’s of our fabulous village.Read more