Vergelegen in Somerset West has been voted best wine estate in Africa at the World’s Best Vineyard 2019 competition. With over
100 000 annual visitors, this historic wine estate is sure to become one of the most visited places in the Cape.
The Western Cape gem – only three South African estates made the list – was placed 34th among 1 500 wineries across 17 countries. The top estate in the world is Argentina's Zuccardi Valle de Uco. Vergelegen is 51km from the Cape Town CBD and makes for a popular day outing.
Vergelegen chief executive, Don Tooth, told IOL Travel that winning the title of Africa’s best wine estate was "an incredible achievement".
“Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West is a treasure trove of wine, food, exquisite gardens, historic buildings and sustainable biodiversity. We are blown away by this award and very grateful.