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Why Vergelegen is the best wine estate on the continent

8 November 2019 3:21 PM
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Somerset West
Wine farm
Vergelegen Wine Estate
Don Tooth
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The Cape wine estate was voted the best in Africa and has a rich history and cultural heritage, not to mention award-winning wine!

If you're looking for the best wine estate in Africa, you don't have to look far - it's right here in the Mother City.

RELATED: New Cape Winelands app offers a comprehensive to-do-list for visitors

Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West, Cape Town, was voted the best of its kind across the continent this year.

A few weeks ago, it was declared as a Western Cape heritage site.

The estate's managing director, Don Tooth, says the heritage status is part of the vision to create a legacy and protect the site.

The wine estate is more than 310 years old and management has invested a lot into the restoration of viticulture.

RELATED: Cape wine estate reaps benefits of historic alien plant clearing project

Tooth explains that it's Vergelegen's perfect combination of soil and microclimate that helps it create award-winning wine.

One of the things that we saw when we first acquired the property was that is had what the French would call great 'Terroir'.

Don Tooth, Managing director - Vergelegen Wine Estate

We've won numerous awards. Over 200 local and international awards have been accumulated.

Don Tooth, Managing director - Vergelegen Wine Estate

Listen to hear more on the history and value of the Cape wine estate:


8 November 2019 3:21 PM
Tags:
Somerset West
Wine farm
Vergelegen Wine Estate
Don Tooth
viticulture

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