Sweet treats on offer at Taste the Helderberg - Picture by Bruce Boyd

Just a few minutes drive from the Cape Town City Centre is the Helderberg region and it's bursting with wine farms, restaurants and eateries that will banish all your winter blues.

A great way to start your journey of the region is The Taste the Helderberg event which showcases the pride of the regions vineyards, cafes and restaurants.

This year it's taking place for the first time on a Friday (8 June) at  the NH The Lord Charles Hotel.

The Helderberg Mountain towers above the town of Somerset West as part of the Hottentots Holland range. On its shoulders, exposed to the cool breezes of False Bay, vineyards and other farm plantings have thrived for centuries. 

Its wine farms alone are a reflection of this timeline: from the historic to ultra-modern – all great. 

Taste the newest vintages from the Helderberg - Picture by Bruce Boyd

Banish the harsh chill of winter with the taste of wonderful bounty from Helderberg farms and vineyards at the annual showcase of excellent local wine and food – Taste the Helderberg – on Friday, 8 June at just minutes from Cape Town, in Somerset West. 

What is on offer

  • The Taste the Helderberg Food Theatre in the form of a mesmerising chocolate buffet installation. 
  • Early bird tastings of new vintages, some before they are released for retail sales.
  • The opportunity to interact with winemakers, viticulturilists and chefs from the region.

For more information on Taste the Helderberg 2018 visit www.wineroute.co.za