Cape Winelands Tour – Full Day: 09h00-18h00
1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020
R2 800 as solo traveller for an exclusive private tour
R1 800pp for 2 pax (this rate guarantees an exclusive, private tour for two)
R1 600pp for 3-6 pax (this rate guarantees an exclusive, private tour)
Includes the following:
All entrance fees included as well as wine tasting, lunch for own account.
Pick up and drop off from your Hotel or Guest House in Cape Town.
- Head off to wine country with the first stop in Paarl, named for the "pearl" formed by three rounded rocky outcrops. Enjoy a cheese and wine tasting at a wine estate established in 1699 and known for its handcrafted wines, goat shed and cheese making.
- Continue to Franschhoek, where we will indulge at the boutique chocolatier. The Huguenot Fine Chocolates programme outlines the story of chocolate and includes a chocolate tasting and a demonstration of how chocolates are made. (Guests receive a two-pack of chocolates.)
- Continue in Franschhoek, once home of the French Huguenots and today known as the Gourmet Capital of the Western Cape. Nestling in a picturesque valley, it is home to many famous wine estates and award-winning restaurants. Here you will enjoy a wine tasting followed by lunch at one of the top restaurants in the area.
- The tour continues with a scenic drive through the breathtakingly beautiful Helshoogte Pass to Stellenbosch, the centre of the wine industry in South Africa.
- This university town is steeped in history with its stunning oak-lined avenues and historical buildings. Here we will walk amidst the galleries, coffee shops and wine shops and bars.
- We end off our day with a visit to Rozendal where we follow the traditional French Orleans method of vinegar making and tasting. Vinegar is made from a blend of red wine cultivars and activated by an indigenous “mother” culture originating from the farm’s first vinegar of 1988. The balsam is naturally fermented in small oak barrels, the outcome perfected by extended oak maturation over a 12 year solera system. The result is a Balsamic-style vinegar; balanced in sweetness and acidity and offering a robust tonic and chef’s essential. But the real character of this vinegar range lies in the botanical infusions, carefully selected for their culinary and health-enhancing properties.
- Return back to Cape Town
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