The Winery of Good Hope is a “winery” as opposed to a farm in the truest sense. There’s vineyards bursting with quality fruit all around the property, but that’s not where the magic stops. The team of passionate “makers of wine”, lead by Burgundian trained Alex Dale, produce some of SA’s finest from as far apart as Elgin and the Swartland. Whilst Alex deliberately stays away from wine competitions; he’s not interested in making ‘show ponies’, the range of wines produced do garner seriously impressive Platter stars, with the 2015 edition awarding them 14 wines with 4 or more stars. An enviable achievement. Pinot Noir that could be mistaken for Burgundy, Pinotage that’s fooled the country’s best judges, Chenin Blanc that showcases why this cultivar deserves a “Renaissance” and a wide range of great everyday wines that outperform the big-boys on value for money. They’re all part of the phenomenon at The Winery of good Hope.