Top 9 Best Wine Destinations in Africa

Best Wine Destinations in Africa
Fairview vineyards along Paarl mountain, South Africa | © Fairview Wine Farm

Wine is grown all over the world, and some of the finest and most prestigious wineries can be found in South Africa and northern regions of Africa the motherland. A bottle of wine is more than its unique taste, it tells the whole story of a region, its culture down to the climate of planting and harvesting of the grapes. Just like every one of us, each wine is different and for those who are looking for a unique and authentic wine experiences, we have selected the best wine destinations in Africa. For lovers of wine, join Dream Africa in the harvest in Meknes and wine tasting in the Constantia Valley. A journey full of aromas, tastes and wine!

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch Vineyards
Vineyards of Stellenbosch, South Africa | © CONOR / @conormccully

Stellenbosch wine producing region of South Africa can be toured on foot, by boat, or by bike. The region is famous for being the commercial and well-established hub almost all vino destinations in the country. You and your friends will undoubtedly appreciate a wine tasting or discovering Stellenbosch all day. From Ernie Els Wines to Waterford Wine Estate, Stellenbosch have numerous wine farms worth visiting for tastings. Visiting Stellenbosch is a real treat, and one that always includes good times and a few surprises.

Robertson, South Africa

Robertson vineyards
Graham Beck Estate in Robertson, South Africa | © Graham Beck Estate

Robertson is one of the most distinctive wine regions in South Africa, known for being the valley of wine and roses. Sublime, authentic wines and indigenous flavours, perfect for a riverside gourmet picnic. Join Dream Africa in exploring one of the Western Cape’s leading vino destinations. Robertson wine adventure tours are truly an unforgettable experience, discovering the wine and culinary side of South Africa. Robertson wine farms worth visiting for tastings include Bon CourageGraham Beck WinesKranskop and many others.

Fogo, Cape Verde

Pico do Fogo
Pico do Fogo, Cabo Verde | © DB / @dowdsb

Fogo is home to the wine industry of Cape Verde, the island country of Africa in the central Atlantic Ocean. With its Portuguese influences, Fogo produces some of the finest red and white wines, the continent has to offer. The Fogo wines are emblematic of the region and wine lovers. People usually go to Cape Verde for its extraordinary nature of stunning landscapes and idyllic beaches, but they also discover superb wine.

Constantia Valley, South Africa

Constantia Valley
Sternberg vineyards of Constantia Valley, South Africa | © Steenberg Estate

The Constantia Valley region is known worldwide for the quality of its vineyards and cellars. Nestled at the foot of Constantiaberg Mountain, just few minutes away from the Cape Town‘s business district, is the affluent and lush Constantia Valley, the getaway to wine tasting in South Africa. Constantia the oldest wine-making region in the country is as beautiful as it is wine production with cultural heritage and stunning views waiting to be discovered. Steenberg Vineyards, Beau Constantia and Groot Constantia are our 3 recommended Constantia wine farms worth visiting for tastings. You’ll enjoy the many guided tours of the region with most of the time, a tasting at the key!

Hauts Plateaux, Algeria

Vineyard in Douera, Algieria | © News.CN/Xinhua

All of Algeria‘s vineyards are located in the Hauts Plateaux, and the main wine producing areas are scartered from Tlemcen to Mascara, Tessalah and more. The greater part of wines produced in Algeria are red, intensely coloured with typical aromas of their different terroirs. Well-known Algerian wines including Coteaux De Mascara and Coteaux De Tlemcen. Algeria also has a cultural heritage and unique things waiting to be discovered without moderation.

Paarl, South Africa

Best Wine Destinations in Africa
Fairview vineyards along Paarl mountain, South Africa | © Fairview Wine Farm

Located in South Africa, Paarl is an amazing wine producing destination in Africa. Paarl produces a good variety of wines including red, white, rosé and sparkling. Here, you will get to know your wine a little better and taste the precious nectar. The region is home to the commercially popular winery Fairview and its famed goat cheese. Tourists while in the region also use the opportunity to admire breath-taking landscapes and indulge outdoor activities such as hiking trails, mountain biking, quad biking and horse riding. You’ll love it here and be back again!

Meknes, Morocco

winery in Meknes
Vineyards and winery in Meknes, Morocco | © Domaine de la Zouina

Morocco is arguably the second biggest producer of wine in the Arab world, after Algeria. With lush attractive gardens, the Meknes region is home the top vineyards to visit for wine tasting in the country. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah some of the finest wine grapes of the country. Being the former colony of both Rome and France, the French and Italian influences are evident on Moroccan wine, and this definitely gives an extra charm to it. Once being in Meknes, visit the Château Roslane and the Domaine de la Zouina, do not miss the opportunity to taste these treasures.

Somerset West, South Africa

Vergelegen Wine Estate
Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West, South Africa | © Vergelegen Wine Estate

Somerset West is in South Africa’s Western Cape, the region a land of mountains and abundance assortment of vintages, grapes, and styles of wine creationThe Helderberg Mountains and its vinyards form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys. This beautiful succession of cultivated hills and vineyards is a must on the winery tasting tours. Here you can try a glass of the flagship red wine as well as the white wines.

Franschhoek Wine Valley, South Africa

Franschhoek Wine Valley
Image courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley

Situated at the heart of the South African WinelandsFranschhoek Wine Valley unfold various landscapes of vineyards and rolling highlands. The region has been nicknamed the food and wine” capital of South Africa by food and wine lovers. For gourmets, introduce yourself to the tasting of vintages Franschhoek wine from farms such as Haute CabriereBellingham Wineryand Allée Bleue WinesTo get a detailed tour of the region, consider making booking a with the Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tours.

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