American business magazine Forbes has named the Cape Winelands as one of its must-visit wine destinations.

South Africa is home to some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and the Cape Winelands are right up there with the best. Not only are they spectacular, but they also produce some of the world’s finest wines.

Day-tripping through the Cape Winelands and visiting our wine farms for picnics and tastings is a favourite pastime for both locals and visitors.

Even though we can’t sample our wines at the moment, we can still head out to some of the estates for a picnic or lunch in gorgeous surroundings.

CAPE WINELANDS LISTING A BIG HONOUR

So, it’s no wonder the Cape Winelands made it onto Forbes’ bucket list of wine destinations around the world. Whether you are an oenophile, budding wine aficionado or just someone who enjoys a glass of wine, you’ll appreciate the honour of this listing.

It sees the Cape Winelands rubbing shoulders with some of the great wine destinations in the world, like Bordeaux in France and Tuscany in Italy.

Here is a round-up of Forbes’ pick of ultimate wine destinations to visit around the world.

WINE DESTINATION 1: BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Bordeaux
Château Soutard-3 in Bordeaux, France. Image: John Cook/Flickr

Bordeaux is probably the most famous wine-growing region in the world and is renowned for producing world-class red wine and dry white wines. The region is home to a plethora of the world’s best-known wine estates with vines that can trace their ancestral roots back around 2,000 years to when the Romans ruled the area

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