Leopard’s Leap wins Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Award for Authentic South African Experience

Great Wine Capitals

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is delighted to announce its exceptional performance in the 2024 Ambassador Awards, hosted by the Great Wine Capitals of the World Best of Wine Tourism Awards. The popular Leopard’s Leap South African Table as well as the overall local flavour to the brand’s offering – from food and wine to hospitality – saw Leopard’s Leap being appointed as the winner in the category for Authentic South African Experience.

This recognition comes hot on the heels of Leopard’s Leap announcing an extended focus on its local offering with Taste SA! @ Leopard’s Leap. This unique food and wine experience brings a celebration of South Africa’s diversity to the Franschhoek Valley, renowned for the way in which it celebrates it French Huguenot heritage.

Taste SA! expands on the winery’s already popular South African Table to now also include a South African Wine Tasting with the added option of the iconic SA Braaibroodjie, a South African Food & Wine Experience introducing the country’s diversity of flavours in food and wine as well as a SA Quicky – a quick and quirky local touch to its menu with a delicious variety of roosterkoeke!

“Family has always been at the heart of what we do at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards”, says CEO Hein Koegelenberg. “Of course, it is about traditional families joining us for their favourite food and wine, but our invitation extends much wider. We love hosting guests who are interested in our local food heritage and tourists who would like to understand more about our culture and habits. We like to invite you into our family through a shared appreciation of food, wine and their stories. If that’s what you are looking for, you are in for a treat!”

At Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, all guests – a group of foodies, a family on a fun day out, a couple spending the day or tourists on the Franschhoek tram – can experience authentic South African tastes and hospitality; whether enjoying the famous, braai-inspired Rotisserie lunch, the acclaimed South African Table presented by Chef Christiaan or the new Taste SA! experience.