Pro­duced in Paarl

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south africa’s most-awarded pri­vate dis­tillery was started in 1995 when a ger­man restau­ra­teur and vis­i­tor to the coun­try was stunned to learn that no grappa was pro­duced lo­cally de­spite the abun­dance of high-qual­ity fruit. Wilderer wilderer.

co.za) was soon in busi­ness and has be­come some­thing of a Paarl in­sti­tu­tion – with Pappa grappa restau­rant pro­vid­ing laid-back jazz brunches on sun­days and serv­ing up all man­ner of ger­man-in­spired tastes. Fu­elled by the re­cent boom in the gin market, the dis­tillery is ex­pand­ing but grappa re­mains at its heart. In the tast­ing room, you can learn about the dis­til­la­tion process, taste and buy spir­its made in lim­ited, ex­per­i­men­tal quan­ti­ties, and even blend your own gin.

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andquin.co.za) is a tonic wa­ter pro­duced in the re­gion from moun­tain spring wa­ter. For a flo­ral flavour that’s en­joy­able as is, try the pink bot­tle: its con­tents are made with nat­u­ral hibis­cus, hon­ey­bush and real qui­nine.

For an out­ing the whole fam­ily will en­joy, head to the al­paca Loom Cof­fee shop and Weav­ing stu­dio al­pacas.co.za) sit­u­ated just out­side Paarl. Take a tour of the fa­cil­i­ties, watch as they weave a va­ri­ety of items on-site and make sure you feed th­ese furry crea­tures. Paarl Vis­i­tors In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre paar­lon­line.com

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al­pacas at the al­paca loom

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