Surrounded by the Kogelberg Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its beauty, the Elgin Valley Wine Route features a diverse landscape — from towering peaks to rolling hills — ideal for vines and apple orchards.
Its high altitudes, cold winters, ample rainfall, and summer sea breezes and cloud cover nurture a slow ripening process, yielding wines of purity, complexity, and elegance.
Since the late 1980s, Elgin has become a premium wine region, specializing in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.
With South Africa’s coolest climate and unique terroir, Elgin produces elegant, complex, age-worthy wines.
The route includes 20 vineyards, perfect for wine tasting, in a naturally beautiful area near Cape Town, offering outdoor activities and weekend getaways.