The Plett Winelands includes 16 wine farms, several are already producing award winning wines and Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines, slowly rivalling other wine producing areas in the Western Cape. This is one of South Africa’s newest wine of origin regions and they are creating a variety of cultivars, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rosé, along with their expanding Méthode Cap Classique varieties. This is one of the reasons why Plettenberg Bay has been recognised by TripAdvisor as one of their 2015 “Traveler’s Choice Award” recipients.
The area, situated along the Garden Route is South Africa’s smallest wine growing region, with 58 hectares of the 100 000 hectares planted countrywide. Plett’s wine region is the country’s most easterly cultivar and stretches 57 km along the thin coastal strip from Harkerville to the Crags. Set in the valleys and hills, the vineyards are framed by the Indian Ocean on the south side and the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the north – an extraordinary natural amphitheatre which has come alive with the birth of 18 new vineyards. This could possibly be considered South Africa’s most scenic wine region.