For a relaxing and wine-filled experience, many would suggest taking a day or so to enjoy the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. Thanks to the fertile soil and unique climate the wine farms, especially over the past two decades, have transformed the area into a wine cornucopia, with vineyards stretching along the entirety of the Valley.
The Valley itself boasts over 15 renowned wine farms, most of which fall under the official Wine Route. These farms all offer their visitors a variety of renowned and award-winning wines that are usually paired with specialized canapés or accompany delicious dishes and desserts. For those wishing to enjoy more than a few of the wineries’ wares, it’s suggested that a shuttle be organized to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, with the added bonus of having an official tour guide to explain the history and growth of the area and farms.
THE OFFICIAL WINE ROUTE
This route takes in 13 wine farms and is aimed at giving visitors an idea of the diversity of wines that the farms can produce. Click on the images below to read more about that wine farm!