In the outskirts of Hermanus lies the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Here, between the mountains, close to the Atlantic Ocean, is where you’ll find the Hermanus wine growers.
The elevation ensures cool breezes from the sea, creating a unique micro-climate which makes the valley the ideal location for noble varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Several award winning wines have been produced in the valley over the last few years. You can visit the tasting rooms of almost every winery 7 days a week for free tasting and sales.
All the wines from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley are also available at Hermanus Wine Village. The Wine Village is the largest wine shop in South Africa with the most comprehensive collection of South African wines – 1 600 South African wines from more than 400 estates and cellars. A selection of wine is opened daily for tasting and the knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.