While experiments in the planting of vines began in this area in the early 1990s KwaZulu-Natal was only demarcated as a geographical area, Wine of Origin unit with SAWIS, in August 2005. KwaZulu-Natal currently doesn’t encompass any smaller appellations, with winemaking in the province currently limited to the Midlands between Howick and Mooi River. However, there are continuous experimental developments of vineyards across various areas.
PLACES TO EAT
Apart from wine estates in the area offering varying styles of food and pairings there are also some exciting restaurants in the surround- ing towns which you can try out. Some suggestions include:
PLACES TO STAY
WHAT ELSE TO DO
Midlands Meander Explore, indulge and dream amongst the gentle hills and warm-hearted people who call the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands home. The Midlands Meander route is situated between the city of Pietermaritzburg in the east and the majestic uKhahlamba Drakensberg mountain range (a World Heritage Site) in the west, one of eight regions of the ‚Zulu Kingdom’. On your visit, explore the forests, farmlands and the small villages inhabited by interesting characters. Gather inspiration and original art from world-class crafters, enjoy gracious hospitality, savour new flavours and celebrate memorable moments.
For further information visit www.midlandsmeander.co.za.