The top 50 wine farms in the world were announced this week in Spain, and three of the Western Cape’s wine farms are included in this list.
World’s Best Vineyards publishes an annual list that showcases some of the best wine farms around the world.
This year, Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley made the top five and was also named the best wine farm in Africa, an award that this wine estate has retained for several years.
Klein Constantia took 32nd place, and Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch took 36th place.
Two more wine farms are among the top 51 to 100, with Benguela Cove in Walker Bay in 53rd place and Tokara in Stellenbosch in 93rd place.
Mireille Wenger, Western Cape MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities, says the Western Cape has done excellently.
“The awards recognize only the very best in wine tourism,” she says.
The notable accolades come just days after the UK’s Telegraph Travel Awards for 2023 named Cape Town and South Africa as the best city and country in the world respectively.
“It is encouraging that the rest of the world continues to recognize the excellent tourism offers we have in the Western Cape and in beautiful South Africa,” says Wenger.
“I believe that our province and country have everything needed to succeed. Therefore, we will continue to work with all levels of government, the private sector and all stakeholders to enable the growth of tourism, as well as other sectors.”