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Wine Routes

In 1971, four icons in the Western Cape wine industry, Neil Joubert of Spier, Frans Malan of Simonsig, Stevie Smit of Koopmanskloof and Spatz Sperling of Delheim got together and founded the country’s first wine route, the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

This was the first organised network of wineries grouped together into a route, allowing visitors to the winelands to experience the wines on site.

Many more wine routes followed and there is now even a brandy route. The longest wine route in the world is to be found in South Africa as well, Route 62.