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Officially on the Franschhoek Wine Route in the Drakenstein Valley, the Babylonstoren Wine Estate is somewhat closer to Paarl, however, those in Franschhoek are unlikely to give up this must-visit estate in a hurry. Babylonstoren is an historic wine farm dating back to 1690 with a beautifully restored manor house and outbuildings that include an original slave bell. These buildings are privately owned and cannot be visited but the rest of the farm is a treat and attracts thousands of visitors annually.
First stop on the farm is a wine tasting under the trees while watching the donkeys, peacocks and other birds strutting the farmyard. The estate’s wine offerings are of superior quality and produced over generations by erudite wine makers.
Next, pop in to the scented room for a fragrance sensation. The perfumed products are manufactured on the farm.
The adjoining barn houses a refrigerated charcuterie and cheese station containing imported and local brands, along... Show more