March 12, 2024

Reviving the Go Wellington Wine Route

Wellington Wine Route

Rolling hills and cool, lush boltholes; slow village mornings and afternoons-become-evenings of fine food and wine; soaring mountain spires and endless rejuvenation. These are but some of the delights beckoning from the Cape’s magnificent Wellington.

Under the revival of the Wellington Wine Route, a fresh breeze blows, and it all begins with a brand- new Go Wellington identity and a Go Wellington Family Festival. The festival takes place on Thursday, 21 March – Human Rights Day and the year’s very first public holiday.

To this is added a new website – – that welcomes the return of those who’ve visited before, and urges those who’ve never been, to go taste, explore, eat, sleep and shop.
For many who’ve discovered its charm, Wellington’s essence is defined by its mountains. The natural amphitheatre formed by the Drakenstein – or “dragon rock” – range, inspires the idea its misty peaks conceal creatures of myth and legend. For others, Wellington is a place of rich history resplendent in its classical architecture, abundant natural beauty and award-winning wineries and distilleries.

Go Wellington’s new digital presence is the place to begin planning a trip to the region. Contained within the pages of are links to a dizzying array of available experiences. These include wine tours and tastings, skydiving, hiking the mountains, trail running and MTB trails; where to buy products exclusive to Wellington; as well as dining and accommodation options to suit every pocket, including family friendly destinations.

Go Wellington Family Festival

21 March sees the official launch of the new Go Wellington Wine Route and its initiatives, including the first Go Wellington Family Festival. The event takes place at the Old Tannery, a charming shopping district developed on the premises of the former Western Tanning & Boot Company of 1871.
On offer is the opportunity to sample wares from over a dozen of the Go Wellington Wine Route members, a variety of food stalls, children’s activities as well as live music. There will be café and cocktail-style seating with umbrellas.

Tickets available via Quicket