You find yourself in the V&A Waterfront and in need to stock-up on some wine and beer. You can head down to Pick n Pay in the shopping mall, but for a more curated experience try these alternatives:

Vaughan Johnson’s Wine Shop


[venue name=”Vaughan Johnson wine shop” address=”Dock Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001″]

The original. Vaughan Johnson opened his wine shop in 1992 and since purvey tourist and locals with a great selection of quality South Africa wines. The shop has shrunk over the last couple of years – due to crazy Waterfont rental costs – but the collection of great wines remain.

Cellar in the City


[venue name=”Cellar in the City” address=”Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002″]

Situated in the Watershed close to the Exhibition entrance, Cellar in the City recreates the same sensorial experience of wine tasting at a wine estate, pairing 43 varietals of South Africa wine with local food tasting combinations.

The Bottle Bank


[venue name=”The Bottle Bank” address=”Shop 8, Waterfront, Food Market, Dock Rd, Cape Town, 8001″]

With over 150 different South African craft beer stocked, The Bottle Bank is your port of call when in search of a good brew. Conveniently situated in the V&A Food Market, you can stock-up on your drinks while grabbing something tasty to munch. Add bonus: They’re open on Sundays.