Why not have a more relaxing time in the wine country by spending one night in Stellenbosch ( the oldest town in South Africa 1679 ) and soaking up the atmosphere of the quaint village nightlife of bars, bistros and award winning restaurants !
This tour includes cheese, olive and chocolate tasting combined with a flexible wine tour itinerary on both days. If there is a certain wine you have tasted or perhaps you have heard of a wine estate that you would like to visit, we will tailor the tour to suit you. A relaxed, informal, informative tour that takes in wine, food and spectacular scenery of Mountain passes and vineyards….. a truly memorable experience!
We collect you in Cape Town from your hotel or guest house and transfer to Stellenbosch where we start the day with a tasting atThelema Mountain Vineyards . Here you will get to admire the magnificent views whilst tasting a great selection of award winning wines . Our next stop would be at Rustenburg Vineyard steeped in history with magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture .
We stop for lunch on the Simonsig Wine Estate where we will also do a tasting . Here we will get a chance to taste South Africa's very own Pinotage wine. The Estate was the first vineyard in South Africa to produce MCC ( methode champenoise) as it is known here in 1971.
The day is completed with a Port and Chocolate tasting at Muratie Wine Estate (make sure to bring your camera! ) One of the oldest estates in the Stellenbosch region.
Overnight : River Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa 4* or similar
After a leisurely breakfast and a drive through the town of Stellenbosch we head for the Helshoogte Mountain Pass on our way to Franschhoek where we stop off at Oldenburg Vineyard to taste their magnificent terrior specific wines with great views to match . Boschendal Vineyard, the oldest in the Franschhoek valley (1688) is a magnificent example of early life in the valley . The beautifully restored Manor Houses and Gardens are a step back in time and add to the backdrop whilst tasting under the ancient Oak Trees !
Before we visit the town of Franschhoek we stop off at La Motte Vineyard to experience one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Franschhoek valley and to have a leisurely lunch.
The town of Franschhoek is now in our sights where we stop to stroll through the town and take in the village atmosphere and maybe stop in at the chocolate factory to see how they make real Belgian chocolates!
After visiting the Franschhoek memorial we head for Haute Cabriere Vineyard perched half way up the Franchhoek Mountain for some bubbles with magnificent views over the Franschhoek valley !
As the day winds down we head for Cape Town to end a memorable trip in the wine country
- All Tasting fees
- Collection from Hotel/guest house
- Luxury accommodation 4*
- Cellar Tour
- Air conditioned vehicle
- Licensed Guide
- Cheese Tasting
- Items of a personal Nature
* Minimum 2 Pax for tour to proceed
We can tailor the tour to include vineyards that you would like to visit.