Wellington, stepped in history and tradition, has a magical atmosphere that will captivate you once you discover the town, its people and of course the wineries. There have been vineyards since 1906 when, inspired by the well-balanced Mediterranean climate, members of the Cape Colony invested significant amounts of money into kickstarting South African wine.
But, it wasn’t until the 1940s that Wellington wines really began to take off. Buoyed by the clement weather and the fertile soil, the collective grew different strain of grape – from Shiraz/Syrah to Cabernet, Pinotage and Viognier.
In the last couple of years, Wellington has received an impressive array of accolades for their wines, locally and abroad. The majority of South Africa’s vine cutting nurseries are found in the area, which is due to the excellent soil and climate of the region.