Entries by

FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route – Wildekrans

Famed in mountain biking circles for its exceptional singletrack, Wildekrans is more than a trail destination. The estate produces award winning wines and boasts luxurious accommodation too. Riders returning to FNB Wines2Whales will be familiar with Wildekrans. The farm has long hosted a spectator point and in 2021 it will also feature water point 2 […]

FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route – Beaumont Family Wines

One of the country’s oldest wine estates, Beaumont was first farmed in the 1700’s but it was only when the Beaumont family bought Compagnes Drift, in 1974, that modern wine making was introduced to the Bot River region. Situated on Compagnes Drift farm – which was home to the Bot River region’s oldest wine cellar, […]

FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route – Bouchard Finlayson

Having dedicated three decades to perfecting their Pinot Noir it is no surprise that Bouchard Finlayson has become synonymous with the complex medium bodied wine. Bouchard Finlayson’s boutique wine cellar is internationally acclaimed and they also produce award winning Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a range of blends alongside their flagship Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir. […]

FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage looking rosé

The FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage, scheduled to happen from 8-10 November 2021, is the second of the three FNB W2W events to reach full capacity! While Covid-19 has put a dampener of the usually high levels of #SeriousGEES over the past 18 months, the FNB Wines2Whales is excited to announce that the Pinotage event, scheduled for […]

The FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route – Hamilton Russell

Arguably the most iconic of the Hemel en Aarde, Hamilton Russel Vineyards is as synonymous with the valley as a wine region as it is with Pinot Noir in South Africa. The estate’s pioneering spirit led, in no small part, to the establishment of the Hemel en Aarde valley as a world-renowned wine region. Founded […]

The FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route – Lötter Family Wines

Perhaps better known as Die Plaaskombuis, Lötter Family Wines is one of the Hemel en Aarde Valley’s best kept secrets. Perfectly located for a mid-ride meal the farm is also well-worth a visit without your bike so you can indulge in a wine tasting too. A place of refuge and healing, Vrede Farm has been […]

The FNB Wines2Whales Wine Route

The appeal of the FNB Wines2Whales has long been the journey from Lourensford to Hermanus, along incredible mountain biking trails across world famous wine estates. With the route change up for the Switchback, that classic formula remains consistent as wine farms, and their wines, are the heart of FNB W2W. These are the farms which […]

USN to fuel the #SeriousGEES at FNB Wines2Whales

South African sports nutrition company, USN, has signed a deal with the FNB Wines2Whales as the Official Sports Nutrition Partner to the race. The FNB Wines2Whales attracts riders from every corner of the country and often internationally, too. These riders range from World Champions and Olympians to weekend warriors and first timers, each arriving with […]

Entries Are Open – 5 Reasons to Ride the 2021 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback

For more than a decade, the FNB Wines2Whales has delivered world-class mountain biking, taking riders from the wines of Lourensford Wine Estate to the whales of Hermanus via some of the Western Cape’s most loved and enjoyed trails In 2021, the FNB Wines2Whales is switching back on itself, and riders will tackle an all-new adventure […]

New Bike Day For Rowena Kemp

Rowena Kemp was the ultimate winner of the FNB Wines2Whales Champions Chase competition. The Johannesburg rider did not keep the prize for herself, however, having won the lucky draw for a top of the range BH mountain bike she negotiated with the bike brand to receive two lower-specification bikes rather. One for her and one […]