Welcome to the Platter’s Overberg Wine Guide – in cooperation with The Village NEWS.
The wine producers of the Overberg are blessed with diverse sites for growing vines that are perfect for high quality wines. From the high altitude vineyards of Elgin, perfect for cool-climate varieties like sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and merlot; to the complex soils of the Bot River area which are ideal for chenin blanc and shiraz; to the marine influenced slopes of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley of Hermanus where chardonnay and pinot noir rule supreme; through to the diversity of Stanford and Elim where newer vine-growing sites have been established. Many of these wineries are family-owned and smaller-scale and there is great focus and attention to detail – and a shared commitment to excellence. We know you will enjoy your visit to our region and find the wines of your dreams. Please feel free to leave comments and share your experiences on the winery pages!
First printed in 1980, the Platter’s South African Wine Guide is one of the most respected wine guides in the world. With expertly compiled wine reviews, winery profiles and cellar door attractions, Platter’s is the go-to guide to South Africa’s wines and estates. The Village NEWS is pleased to partner with Platter’s to produce Platter’s Overberg, an online guide that specifically showcases all the wine estates that make up the six wine routes of the Overberg. As part of The Village NEWS website www.thevillagenews.co.za, Platter’s Overberg will not only shine a spotlight on all the wine routes but also on all the wine estates that participate. The aim is to create a consumer-friendly digital guide that is easy-to-use, has all the information in one place for visitors and tourists, and drives feet through the cellar doors for wine tastings and sales.