The Big 5 Journey

The Big 5 Journey


Paarl is the second oldest wine route in South Africa and home to some of SA’s leading corporate cellars. Visiting these stellar wineries give you a glimpse into the size of this region and the wonderful wines that are being produced on a larger scale.


Boland Cellar has evolved into a truly dynamic and progressive cellar, and has progressed from being a supplier of bulk wine to large wholesalers, to a purveyor of fine wines competing on the global market under its own brand names. Over the past eight years, the wines from Boland Cellar have proved beyond doubt that it is able to compete successfully on the International stage. The Boland Cellar philosophy is based on the fact that quality starts in the vineyard, is maintained and enhanced in the cellar, sealed into the bottle and owed to the consumer. This ensures that ‘quality’ is not just an empty term used purely for marketing purposes, but rather a true reflection of the efforts of all the stakeholders in Boland Cellar.


Fairview Wine and Cheese estate is one of the most visited attractions in the Cape winelands, with the Goat Tower having become the farms most identifiable symbol and aspect of their brand. Fairview has more than 750 Saanen goats on their farm, the milk from which is used to produce a range of cheeses under the farm’s label. A select group


One of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa with a distinguished heritage of product innovation and exceptional brands, including Roodeberg, KWV wines and brandies, and Laborie. Plan a trip to the KWV Emporium where you are invited on a cellar tour of the impressive 22 hectare cellar complex, one of the largest in the world and a tasting of six products from the impressive range of more than 100 KWV products. The infamous Cathedral Cellar boasting five of the largest vats in the world, superb wines and brandies, and fascinating history will provide you with a lasting memory of the people, stories and products that have established KWV as one of the world’s most admired wine brands


This iconic Paarl winery offers an exciting and wide range of award-winning wines, a lovely bistro-style restaurant – The Manor Restaurant – historic buildings, contemporary tasting facilities, a museum showcasing items associated with Nederburg’s illustrious history, beautiful gardens and glorious views of the majestic Drakenstein mountains. Nederburg’s current cellarmaster, Razvan Macici, appointed in 2001, and his team have advanced the prize-winning legacy on local and international platforms.


Situated on the northern slopes of the Paarl mountain, Windmeul Cellar used to be one of Paarl’s best kept secrets but the now well-known cellar stands proud with several impressive accolades under their belt. Windmeul offers excellent wine tasting, function and special event facilities, with traditional country warmth and hospitality. A not to be missed event is the monthly Windmeul Farmers market which offers patrons a vast array of delectable fresh goods such as breads, meat, vegetables and much more.

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Karin does not only love wine and making it, but she also loves the outdoors and staying active. She can tell you where the most beautiful walking, hiking and MTB trails in Paarl is.