Vergelegen earns TripAdvisor accoladeJune 28th, 2012 by Andrew Moth | Categories: beverages, environmental, food, industry, restaurants, tourism
Vergelegen, the historic wine estate on the slopes of the mountains above Somerset West where wild leopards are still seen from time to time, has been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Earlier this year the 300-year-old estate, which is also famous for its giant camphor trees and favoured as a venue for meetings between international statesmen, politicians and business leaders, opened a new wine tasting centre and Stables Restaurant.
The fine-dining Vergelegen Restaurant is currently being renovated and will re-open in November.
As well as winning numerous local and international awards for its wines, Vergelegen has also twice been named South Africa’s winner in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best of Wine Tourism Awards.
Vergelegen CEO Don Tooth said: “Of course we’re tremendously pleased that visitors have rated us so highly and hope that the continued improvements we’re making to the Vergelegen experience encourage them to return.”
TripAdvisor is said to be the world’s largest travel site, offering advice and independent reviews. It has more than 50-million unique monthly visitors and carries over 60-million reviews.
The Certificate of Excellence is given to businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
In the picture above is the Vergelegen Manor House which is preserved as a museum.