Vine-tastic – 3 Western Cape vineyards in the top 50 of the World’s Best

THE top 50 vineyards in the world were recently announced at an event in Bodegas Beronia in the heart of Rioja Alta, Spain, by World’s Best Vineyards which compiles an annual list, showcasing the finest vineyard experiences from around the globe. 

“The awards recognise the very best of wine tourism, I am thrilled that this year, the Western Cape has three exceptional vineyards in the top 50, including Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in fourth, Klein Constantia at 32 and Delaire Graff Estate, in Stellenbosch at 36. I’d especially like to congratulate Creation Wines which secured a spot in the top 5 in the world and is recognised as the best vineyard in Africa, an accolade it has held for several years in a row” said provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger.

A further two vineyards feature in the top 51 – 100 – including Benguela Cove in Walker Bay, at 53rd, and Tokara Winery in Stellenbosch, at 93rd.

This news followed the announcement that Cape Town and South Africa were voted the best city, and the best country in the world, according to the UK’s 2023 Telegraph Travel Awards.

“The rest of the world continues to recognise the incredible breadth and depth of excellent tourism offerings we have in the Western Cape and in beautiful South Africa. I believe that our province and country has everything it needs to succeed. Which is why we will continue to work with all levels of government, the private sector, and all stakeholders to enable the growth of the tourism as well as other sectors so we can achieve the break-out economic growth we need to create thousands of new jobs and the opportunities our residents need,” concluded Minister Wenger.