The Swedish Magazine Underbara Resor (Wonderful Travel) published some time ago an article on wine travel in South Africa. The article mentions some detail of our wine tours to South Africa so I wanted to share some of what they write with you:
South Africa is becoming an increasingly hot destination for wine lovers. In addition to spectacular scenery and exceptional wildlife, more and more people have become aware of the high-quality yet affordable wines.
The quality of the South African wines is getting better and better. Today, they can compete with the best wines from around the world. And we are becoming more likely to visit this exotic country to learn more about its wine culture.
– South African wines have a flavour that appeals to Swedes. They are accessible, smooth and not too difficult to get to grips with, says Britt Karlsson, co-founder of BKWine.
– In recent years some new regions have cropped up, such as Swartland (*). It is more exotic and exciting and tourists have not yet really found it.
Traditionally, South African wine regions mainly produced white wine. Long time ago the wines were rather simple, but now the quality is high. According to Britt the winemakers in South Africa are just as skilled in making red and sparkling wines.
– Red wines from the pinotage grape are nice. They differ in taste from other wines. Syrah is making great progress in South Africa and there are good pinot noirs. The white wines are sometimes outstanding; I especially like the chenin blanc grape.
We are happy that Wonderful Travel noticed our wine tours to South Africa!
(Perhaps I should add that in an interview some things get lost. There are many, many more great wine and food experiences in South Africa than those mentioned above in the text.)
(*) Other examples are Walker Bay and Hermanus, on the south coast. Those two “new” wine regions are on the program for the next wine tour to South Africa, in March.
Join us on the next wine tour to South Africa and discover on location all the fantastic wines and the delicious food in South Africa. Plus, of course, the landscape, the culture and much more.