Taste The Winelands Tour - Cape Town

A day in the ancient vineyards of Stellenbosch quaffing world renowned wines. In South Africa’s most picturesque wine-growing area, vintners pair their smooth reds and crisp whites with local produce like biltong and artisan savory icecreams.

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  • Duration: 8 Hours
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Description

Book between 29th November 2019 and 2nd December 2019 and travel from your selected date between 29th November 2019 all the way up until 30th September 2020

Set a leisurely pace as you leave the coast behind and head north towards wine country and the first of the handpicked wineries on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Fruit of the vine: There’s something inherently romantic about quaffing a glass just metres from where the farmers produce their crops, press their grapes and cellar their wine. Today’s journey is undoubtedly a visual feast, but your taste buds are the real hero. We showcase four very different wining & dining experiences. Our wine experts custom-designed this tour to give you a real taste of the winelands region. Sample local produce, learn about flavour profiles and vintages, and savour time sitting back and sampling some of South Africa’s finest vintages in beautiful country settings amid giant trees and manicured gardens

Let the tasting begin...

Your guide will uncover the mysteries, separate your Cabernets from your Cape Ruby and help you navigate the flavour profiles with ease. Wander your way past grapes on the vine and green valleys, to three top-tier wine farms – Babylonstoren, Marianne Estate, Clos Malvern.

The day starts amongst the rustic fruit orchards and country gardens of Babylonstoren Estate, the tasting room is a thoroughly modern affair and the wines add to the whimsical feel.

Then, it’s off down country laneways lined with leafy vineyards to the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains and Marianne Estate. Here, the business of wine is a serious affair but the staff are warm and inviting. Their South African terroir and French savoir-faire pay homage to the estate’s Bordeaux heritage and French-style wines.

Clos Malvern is tucked away in a tranquil corner of the Winelands. Melt in your mouth spoonfuls of artisan ice cream paired with fine wine at Clos Malverne are as unique as it is delicious. But not all ice creams are created sweet and their highly creative, slightly off-the-wall savoury flavours – tomato chutney and basil ice-cream anyone?

When the wine is flowing, it’s easy to work up a big appetite and your guide is happy to work with you to find the perfect fit for your lunch [for own account] – whether it’s a wine farm restaurant or a sunny roadside cafe in Stellenbosch’s old town, just a short hop from the winery.

On that high note, you'll follow the sun and turn for home.

Highlights

  • Melt in your mouth spoonfuls of artisan ice cream paired with fine wine at Clos Malverne
  • Savor iconic South African flavors with Marianne's red wine and biltong pairing
  • Unwind with edgy wine in hand amid Babylonstoren's Cape Dutch farm-to-plate philosophy gardens

Itinerary

Collection:  Morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town.

Time:  Between 7h00 and 8h00 - subject to the pickup location

  • Travel to Stellenbosch
  • Visit 3  top wine estates - order may change
  • Babylonstoren Gardens Wine Tasting
  • Marianne Wine & Biltong Pairing
  • Clos Malverne Wine & Ice Cream Pairing
  • Lunch at place of your choice [for own account]
  • Return to Cape Town and your accommodation early evening

Important information

Book between 29th November 2019 and 2nd December 2019 and travel from your selected date between 29th November 2019 all the way up until 30th September 2020

*Pairings may differ from suggested guideline above, and the itinerary guideline can on occasion be in a different order with different styles of tasting or pairings. During mid-June to July winter season, the Clos Malverne ice-cream pairing is not available and an alternative pairing will be booked.​ 

Payment Policy: 100% deposit to confirm cancellation / Refund Policy: Free cancellation - 2 day full refundChild Policy: No children under 12Standard terms apply

Payment Policy: 100% deposit to confirm cancellation / Refund Policy: Free cancellation - 2 day full refundChild Policy: No children under 12Standard terms apply

Operated by: Hotspots2c Tours

What’s included

  • Collection from and to your Cape Town accommodation
  • Professional guide/driver
  • Babylonstoren Gardens Wine Tasting
  • Marianne Wine & Biltong Pairing
  • Clos Malverne Wine & Ice Cream Pairing

What do I need to bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Take a hat and sunglasses [sunscreen a good idea]
  • Camera

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