70km north-east of Cape Town, in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, lies the town of Riebeek-Kasteel. Nestled under the iconic Kasteelberg, this village with its rich history is well-known for its resident artists, world-class olives and innovative wine producers. However, what truly captures the hearts of visitors to this region is the town’s unique character, heritage and the hospitality of its people. When travelling through Riebeek-Kasteel, there are various places to stop and experience the best the Swartland has to offer. Visitors can kick off their morning with coffee and delicacies from Panera Bakery. Dave and his team are up before the crack of dawn preparing fresh confectionaries for you to enjoy with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Just around the corner in the quaint Short Street, Crisp stocks fresh local produce to pick and choose. On the road leading out of town is Deli-Co Butchery. This family-owned butchery is where the Truter family produces the most succulent meat in the Swartland where visitors are welcomed with open arms in true Swartland style. Apart from wine, the Swartland is also renowned for its olive produce. The Olive Boutique, run by Derek and Susan, offers locals and visitors the finest olive products of the region.
However, no visit to Riebeek- Kasteel is complete without tasting the excellent wines of the area. Wine tasting at Allesverloren offers visitors the chance to experience the estate’s range of traditional and Portuguese reds, as well as fortified wines. Allesverloren also recently expanded their range to include a Tinta Rosé and Chenin Blanc. Here one can sit on the stoep of the tasting room overlooking the beautiful Riebeek Valley.
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