The Klein Karoo Wine Route lies from the Cogmanskloof, outside Montagu in the West, as far as the hamlet of De Rust near Meiringspoort, in the East. The wine culture was established during the eighteenth century in the Kannaland, also known as the Klein Karoo. Casks of heavy brandy accompanied transport wagons on their journey into the interior. Being one of South Africa's eight wine regions, the Klein Karoo is large in area, but small in production. This is a place of extraordinary vistas, of austere ridges and peaks and lush valleys. There are glimpses of the distant past, sometimes an eerie feeling that you have returned to long ago... Our wines may be classed with the best in South Africa. They are pleasant, fruity, drinkable wines, cleverly reflecting the strong contrasts of the region. The creativity of the vintner combines with the expertise of the grower to produce wine which will amaze the connoisseur and delight the lover of wine. The Klein Karoo Wine family consist if seven co-operative and five private cellars, which offer a veritable feast of wines. The wine and cheese of the Klein Karoo are perfect for the climate and complement the foods of the region. Travelers must allow themselves to be seduced by the wonderful spectrum of taste.