TULBAGH WINE ROUTE
The Tulbagh valley has always been celebrated for the beauty of its setting and the historical significance of its town. In more recent times, wine has moved centre stage and visitors to the valley can now enjoy a wide range of wines from the various estates and private cellars, wines that have received a string of national and international awards including Diners Club Wine Maker of the Year, a healthy spread of gold and double gold Veritas awards, and numerous others. Tulbagh has always been innovative in its approach to wine making, with Twee Jongen Gezellen being the first estate to introduce night harvesting in South Africa, a concept now employed by many producers throughout the Cape. Tulbagh is situated in a bowl surrounded by imposing mountain ranges, with the Obiqua Mountains to the west, the Winterhoek Mountains in the north and the Witzenberg Mountains to the east. The southern side of the valley is open to cooling south-east winds during the hot summer months. Accordingly Tulbagh enjoys some of the most diverse and attractive conditions for viticulture in the Cape, and the differences in terroir available to wine makers allow for a wide diversity of distinctive wines of excellence, attributes which have attracted many new producers to the valley. It is the express aim of the Tulbagh Wine Route to make the experience of the wine visitor to the valley as memorable as possible and we are sure both our wines and the estates and cellars that produce them will surprise and delight you.