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Place Category: Wine Farms and Paarl Wine Farms

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  • The Spice Route tasting room has finally found its new home.

    In essence, the Spice Route name reflects what the vineyard, the wines and the people are all about. It recalls the ancient mariners of the 15th century braving the tempestuous waters of the ‘Cape of Storms’ as they plied their trade bringing exotic Eastern spices to Western Europe along the so-called ‘Spice Route’. (The view of Table Mountain from the Spice Route tasting room takes the imagination back to the scene which would have greeted those bygone sailors as they rounded the Cape Peninsula). In much the same way Charles Back went sailing into largely uncharted waters on his route to realising the viticultural potential of the Swartland wine region. His venture’s name is equally evocative of the style of wines being made: rich, complex yet infinitely enjoyable, with ripe fruit of the finest quality skilfully enhanced through careful oaking… much as carefully selected spices bring out the flavours in a dish. The tasting room is part of the old cellar on the farm. Choose to taste our award winning wines in our cosy underground tasting room, or outside under the pergola or on the grass, whilst enjoying magestic views of Table Mountain and the Simonsberg Mountain range. The relaxed, informal atmosphere as well as the tranquil surroundings are perfect for wine tasting.

    So make your way to the Spice Route Tasting room, and enjoy the journey.

    Please visit our website for more information and prices.

    S33°45’50.00 E18°55’10.00

  • Address: Suid-Agter-Paarl Road
    Western Cape
    South Africa
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