I recently explored the Plettenberg Bay Winelands region. Here are some quick facts I learnt about this newly emerging wine route in South Africa.
- The winery who pioneered the Plettenberg Bay Wine Route is Bramon.
- The Bramon cellar was established in 2010.
- Bramon was named after the owner’s children names Bram and Amon.
- The Plettenberg Bay Winelands produces majority cool climate cultivars like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
- Newstead’s first vintage of MCC won a double gold Michaelangelo award which is internationally acclaimed.
- The wineries are boutique and therefore are only available at the winery themselves.
- This region is becoming quickly well known to produce award winning MCC. Look out for the Plett Wine and MCC festival on 24 March 2019.
- There are 16 wineries in the Plettenberg Bay Winelands. Five are situated within close proximity in The Crags area and the rest on the other side of town.
- Bramon was the first producer of Sauvignon Blanc MCC.
- The Winemaker at Bramon, Anton, is also the winemaker for many other wineries in the region.
- Lodestone wines has their own winemaker and cellar.
- Other than farming great wine, the wineries are majority family run and enjoy playing Polo.
- Most of the wine estates run restaurants too, so you can spend the entire day at one winery.
Read more about my experience of discovering the Plettenberg Bay Winelands – Kay and Monty, Lodestone, Bramon and Newstead.