3 Wine Cellars to Visit in the Northern Cape Jarastyle travel



Boasting desert landscapes, wildlife and gemstones, the Northern Cape province has plenty in store to offer.

As part of its offering, the province has an interesting wine route that takes you through mountains, over arid valleys and along the Orange River.  It spans a 350 km radius from Upington and is worth exploring when in the province.

Here are three of the best wine cellars to visit in the Northern Cape:

Orange River Cellars 

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Established in 1965, Orange River Cellars is one of the world’s largest wine cellars. It includes four wineries that span a 300km stretch along the Orange River.

You can visit its production cellars and spend time in the intimate tasting rooms. Moreover, you can access the most comprehensive collection of wines and taste between five to seven of them.

Their pairing menu is simply delicious, and there is also the choice to create your own platter of wines and snacks to suit your taste.

Address: 158 Schröder Street, Middelpos, Upington.

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Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate 

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate is located on the outskirts of Upington and is easily recognisable by its huge solar plant and tower mirror. Established in the 1990s, it was the first private cellar in the region.

The estate strives to produce wonderful products that reflect a pride in heritage. They are also committed to making visitors feel welcome, enabling everyone to enjoy a wholesome experience.

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Upon your visit, you can expect a diverse wine range including Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Columbar and Port-style wine. There are also a selection of liqueurs, brandies and whisky.

Address: N14-Highway, Dyasonsklip-settlement, Northern Cape.

Douglas Wine Cellar 

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Situated in the Northern Cape’s Diamond Field, the Douglas Wine Cellar is certainly worth the visit.

It was established in 1968 and produces a variety of both desert and table wine. Douglas is a very green area and lies on the banks of the Vaal River. Apart from great wine, you can also expect an experience in nature that is refreshing for the soul.

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Address: Malan Street, Douglas, Diamond Field, Northern Cape.

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