The FNB Wines2Whales was born out of the desire to establish a world-class 3-day stage race in the Western Cape, South Africa. Since its inception in 2009, it has become a must-do event on the mountain bike calendar, with riders from all over South Africa and the world queuing for the chance to ride it.
Three events spread over 10 days – the Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz – ensure there is something for all skill sets with the focus clearly stamped on celebrating the love of mountain biking and the culture that accompanies it.
The Chardonnay is the most popular of the three events as it takes place over the first weekend of the 10-day race period and offers riders the chance to be amongst the first to experience the brand new sections that we’ve created just for this year’s events. This event is dedicated to Women’s racing and we see some of South Africa’s, and often the world’s, best female riders battle it out for the overall prize money and leader jerseys.
The FNB Wines2Whales is more about the journey and experience than the destination but, no matter your inclinations or ambitions, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled, action-packed three days of riding.