Entrance to the underground cellar

Spice Route Winery’s name recalls the ancient mariners of the 15th century who went on a journey of discovery in search of exotic spices.  Charles Back of Fairview in 1990 sailed into the uncharted waters of the Swartland and discovered an old tobacco farm with exceptional vineyards. He soon acquired the farm to explore its soils and extreme climate. Hence Spice Route Winery was born. In just a few years, Spice Route became a cult label experiencing enormous acclaim both locally and abroad.



Entrée to vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Darling, Swartland, Piekernierskloof and the South Coast provides access to a wide range of climates and soils from which to forge Spice Route’s new wines.

The new Spice Route Journey range will comprise seven wines.  Three wines in the range have been released, a Sauvignon Blanc 2023 from Darling, a Chenin Blanc 2023 from Paarl and a Provence-style Rosé 2023 from a Grenache Noir vineyard in Darling. Other new wines to follow shortly are a Pinotage, Grenache, Mourvèdre and a red blend.



SPICE ROUTE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2023 – Pistachio green, aromatic, mineral

The 2023 Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderful expression of cool climate Darling vines, with enticing aromas of tropical fruits and stone fruit. The stone fruit notes carry through onto the palate with a fresh, zippy acidity and an intense lingering mouthfeel.




SPICE ROUTE CHENIN BLANC 2023 – Subtle turmeric colour, tropical, crisp

Grapes from Paarl. Generous tropical aromas of guava and passion fruit and a dash of lime greet you on the nose–even the occasional grape.. A beautifully integrated acidity carries the irresistibly moreish finish.




SPICE ROUTE ROSÉ 2023 – Peppercorn pink, rose petal, raspberry

A Grenache Noir vineyard in Darling yields this Provence-style Rosé , light, fresh and delicate without being subdued. Whimsical aromas of strawberries, candy floss and rose petals form a pleasurable perfume. Rich flavours of ripe strawberries and honey on the palate lead to a lingering mouthfeel on the finish.

Price: R95 per bottle

Purchase: The Spice Route Journey Range of Wines is available for purchase at the Spice Route Destination in Paarl and online at  https://www.spiceroutewines.co.za/shop/