Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route at Welgemeend in Cape Town

Join us for a scrumptious summer picnic. Sample and celebrate Chenin Blanc wines from the Swartland region.

Tutored wine and olive tastings. Relax in the beautiful gardens of Welgemeend, whilst listing to the soothing sounds of roaming unplugged musicians.

About the Swartland and Wine swartland wine

The warm and welcoming Swartland area of the Western Cape encompasses a uniquely diverse geographic region, from the undulating hills of the Paardeberg in the south to the rolling waters of the Berg River in the north.

Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route, established in 1986, offers visitors the kind of country comfort and hospitality that quickly sweeps away the stress of city living.

This South African wine gem is an ideal day-trip destination from Cape Town, while tourists heading towards the West Coast, the Northern Cape or Namibia along the N7 will find a detour along the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route a delightful journey of discovery. Here, visitors are welcomed as family.

Each producer on the Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route offers guests a uniquely different experience. Its 20 members include cooperatives, private cellars, garagistes and wine merchants. Explore the winemaking history of the region at some of the historic estates or enjoy exquisite wine experiences at modern tasting rooms. Smaller wineries present intimate wine tastings in rustic cellars, while family concerns dating back generations will welcome visitors with the customary Swartland warmth and cheer.

So come and enjoy yourselves at the Chenin and Olives Festival at Welgemeend on the 15th of November 2014.