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Photo Barom Wine Estate

Former hidden wine
gems now sparkle in Plett

Aburgeoning wine tourism hotspot has the Plett Winelands will be making a definite
been unearthed in the coastal town of mark on the South African wine industry.
Plettenberg Bay. This is one of South For a little taste of that extraordinary
Africa’s newest wine of origin regions and has Plett feeling, plan ahead and take a trip in
become popularly known for its award-wining October to the Plett Wine & Bubbly Festival
Methodé Cap Classique sparkling wines and on the 4th and 5th. That is the same time as
still wines every year. whale season, sunny cool days and school
The farms are producing a variety of cul- holidays. Imagine blissfully sipping a crisp
tivars, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardon- MCC or a fine Pinot Noir at the Beacon
nay and Pinot Noir, and the expanding MCC Island Hotel, with the sun freckling your
varieties are growing fast and flavoursome to face as you watch whales frolicking in the
turn this area into a premier bubbly experience. waves. A unique experience indeed.
With a gentle ocean breeze sweeping through For more info, visit
the vines, glorious Plett weather and a wine re- www.plettwinelands.com
gion that can be traversed in a variety of ways –
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