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Walker Bay

Wine-growing area (district) named after the bay of the same name on the Atlantic coast in the far west of South Africa going to the region Cape South Coast heard. It lies immediately north of the metropolis of Cape Town in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. There are the five Wards Bot River, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Sunday's Glen and Upper Hemel-en-Arde Valley. The area is characterized by a mild sea climate with permanently cooling sea breezes and calcareous soils. The varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Merlot and Pinot Noir thrive here in particular. Well-known wineries are Hamilton Russel (near the seaside resort of Hermanus) and Bouchard Finlayson.

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