Discover and Explore the Worcester Wine and Olive Route

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In the heart of the Western Cape is Worcester and it is here where you will discover the Worcester Wine and Olive route. As you start to wander across the route, it doesn’t take long to find out that it offers an unforgettable experience, one that is rich with old-world charm, authentic humour and people who are always smiling.


Only a 110 kilometers away from Cape Town, the Worcester Wine and Olive Route, includes De Doorns, Nuy Valley, and the R43 and all are known for its value for money wine and olive products.

The very moment you start to explore the wine and olive route the residents will have you talking, laughing and smiling.

Award-Winning Wines and Food

There are inviting food and wine pairings, mouthwatering charcuterie and cheese platters and delectable restaurants all offering visitors a gastronomical experience. The route offers a culinary experience that no foodie will want to miss, surrounded by the breathtaking and ever-changing scenery of the Breede River Valley.

When it comes to their award-winning wines, there’s something for everyone – be it for the connoisseur, the collector, or a person that savours each and every sip, the Worcester Wine and Olive Route has you covered. Having produced wine for many generations, the region has become known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Columbar and offers some of the best award-winning muskadels in South Africa.

An Awarded Area

Many of the wine and olive farms on the route have received both national and international awards of distinction; the area contributes to about one-fifth of the national vineyards and more than a quarter of the country’s wine and spirits production.

Plan your trip

Why not make a day trip of the route and stop in-between wine and olive tastings at the bistros and restaurants. Sit back and relax and just take in the picture-postcard views at Stettyn Family Vineyards, while enjoying a delectable cheeseboard.

Just a little further heading towards Worcester from Stettyn is Eagle’s Cliff. Here you can enjoy a mouthwatering burger, while the local residents of springboks and zebra’s keep you company.

Perhaps the next time when taking the R60 towards Robertson, why not make a stop at Overhex, known for their innovative wines and selection of indulgent food and wine pairings, or take a whimsical detour in the Nuy Valley.

Delight your senses at Nuy on the Hill with some of the most piquant offerings on their menu, or just enjoy Nuy’s craft gins and brandy. Going deeper in the valley enjoy an olive experience at internationally acclaimed Willow Creek Olive Estate. Pick up some of their award-winning oils and try these delicious recipes using the range.

Nuy Mastery

Stayover and Experience the Worcester Wine Route to the fullest

And after a full day of wandering around the Worcester Wine and Olive Route, why not stay over. Escape to Leipzig Countryhouse and Winery here you will experience accommodation that offers timeless traditions with a luxurious modern touch.

The Worcester Wine and Olive Route area is also perfect for a romantic country wedding and has a number of stunning and affordable beautiful weddings venues, making it the perfect setting to say your “I do”!

There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel!

So what are you waiting for? Wander, explore and discover the Worcester Wine and Olive Route, a place where you’ll be welcomed with open arms. | Facebook

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