Wine is a fairly fundamental part of SA in one way or another. We have vineyards, wine, wine routs and hell, we love to drink the stuff.
As you’ll know if you read SA Rocks regularly, we love wine too.
So in light of this I have decided to take a look at Wine Country!
The first thing you see when visiting the site is the apparent focus on wine. Don’t let that trick you. There is more to this site than a glorified wine list!
Features include real estate, news, events, lifestyle, food and accommodation.
Clicking on any one of the various sections will give a list of sub sections that you can peruse and read for your interest. I particularly like the Wine and Food pairing section (something I struggle with).
Straight from the horses mouth:
It focuses on the Paarl Wine Region initially, creating a single point of entry where visitors can discover and explore the true beauty and wide range of facilities, events and activities on offer, that would solve the long overdue problem of fragmented marketing approaches and position a collective wine region as a destination of choice.
I believe that by combining these value propositions and marketing a region as a whole would serve greater online benefits for tourists visiting South Africa.
I think that Henre is on to a great thing here in terms of concept. Exposing the wonderful niche areas that SA has to offer. Many of the smaller places in SA are beautifully equipped with more than simply a wine farm or a nice quaint lodge or guest house.
This is potential a great project that can be expanded upon (and I think that’s the plan) to showcase what SA has to offer on a broad but niche scale.
I like the site. It can be a bit overwhelming to navigate, lots of information and lots of detail incorporated in to the site. But that just means that Henre has done his homework!
Get over to Wine Country now and see for yourself!
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