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.
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.
Collection: Morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town.
Time: Between 7h00 and 8h00 - subject to the pickup location
Operated by: Hotspots2c Tours
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