Discovering the Spice Route


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If you're a keen food and wine connoisseur wanting to expose your taste buds to an all-round flavour adventure, then a trip to the Spice Route is definitely for you. Hosting a wide range of artisans from around Cape Town, you can spend the day delving into their wares while taking in the picturesque backdrop provided by the ever-majestic Paarl Mountain.

Spice Route

Located in Paarl, just 800m away from the well-known Fairview Cheese and Wine Estate, the Spice Route is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike. Whether you're travelling alone or with the family, there will definitely be something to delight any and all tastes.

The Tasting Room

The Spice Route boasts some of the finest varietals from the prized vineyards of winemakers, Charles Back and Charl du Plessis. Here you'll have the chance to revel in the tastes of their rich and spicy red wines or the crispness of their fruity whites. If you enjoy nibbles with your wines, you can even have it paired with a selection of charcuterie or DV Artisan Chocolates.

Trading hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00 to 17:00
For bookings email tasting@spiceroute.co.za or call +27 (0)21 863 5200

The Spice Route Tasting Room

Spice Route Restaurant

Continue your flavourful journey by grabbing a bite to eat at the restaurant while letting your eyes feast on the beautiful surrounds. Choose from their set menu or tempt your palate with dishes that combine local South African cuisine with European and Eastern influences.

Trading hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00 to 17:00
For bookings email restaurant@spiceroute.co.za or call +27 (0)21 863 5222

Spice Route Restaurant

Wilderer's Distillery

Opening its doors at the Spice Route in 2013, the distillery produces some of the finest Grappa and Schnapps in South Africa. Spend some time getting to know the distillation process and sample a few of the products that have won a multitude of awards. You can even head over to the restaurant - La Grapparia - to enjoy your glass of Grappa or Schnapps cozied under the trees with a wood-fired pizza or tapas.

Distillery trading hours: Monday 10:00 to 18:00
La Grapparia trading hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30 to 21:30
For bookings email grapperia@wilderer.co.za or call +27 (0)21 863 4367

Wilderers Distillery

Cape Brewing Company

Beer lovers rejoice! With CBC being located at the Spice Route, you have the opportunity to taste your way through their various craft beers as well as chat to Brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel, about the production process. When you feel like resting your feet, kick back at the Barley & Biltong beer garden with one of your favourite brews and a carefully curated selection of biltong.

CBC trading hours: Monday - Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
For more information email info@capebrewing.co.za or call +27 (0)21 863 2270
Barley & Biltong trading hours:
Monday – Friday 11:00 to 17:00
Saturday 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday 10:00 to 17:00

For more information email barleybiltong@gmail.com

Cape Brewing Company

DV Chocolates

Not a lot of people can turn down a chocolate tasting and when the chocolate is made from premium cacao beans from all over the world, why would you want to? These expert chocolatiers focus on keeping the production process as natural as possible and specially hand-craft some of the tastiest chocolates for you to sample and enjoy.

Trading hours: Monday – Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00
For bookings email info@dvchocolate.com or call +27 (0)21 863 0854

DV Chocolates

Red Hot Glass

A nip into the Red Hot Glass gallery will not leave you disappointed. All of the pieces are hand-blown and the array of colours and patterns will entice your eyes at every turn. If you're lucky enough, you'll be able to watch extraordinary pieces of art being blown and formed before your very eyes.

Trading hours:
Monday – Thursday from 09:00 to 17:00
Friday 09:00 to 16:30
Saturday – Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
For more information email info@redhotglass.co.za

Red Hot Glass

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