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Tasting Tours


The Cape Winelands are in what might be the world's most beautiful countryside and our tasting tours happen amongst the cellars, vineyards, rolling hills and dramatic mountains in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Swartland, Elgin and Hermanus.

The Cape Winelands are in what might be the world's most beautiful countryside and our tasting tours happen amongst the cellars, vineyards, rolling hills and dramatic mountains in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Swartland, Elgin and Hermanus.Our wet winters and sunny summers are perfect for growing wine grapes and making fine wines from a wide variety of cultivars.


Your guide and host, Jim is a Cape Wine Academy graduate, garagiste winemaker and member of the South African Sommeliers Association with great interest in sharing his knowledge of all aspects of wine enjoyment and production.  You can ask him what you like. Our tours are done at a leisurely pace with a focus on your enjoyment, learning and relaxation. Whether you know little or lots about wine, you are welcome to join.


A wine tasting tour might cover anywhere from three to five wine estates depending on the theme. We enjoy an a-la-carte winelands lunch along the way.

Duration of our tours is approx. 7-8 hours. Departure:  ±09h00 End: ±17h00

ORGANIC & BIODYNAMIC

Wine tasting at Organic & Biodynamic producers

Theme: Organic and Biodynamic wine production and tasting.

 

The wine industry has come far in doing-away with the easier practices of the past where crops were aggressively sprayed with chemicals to eradicate bugs deemed detrimental to production.  Some have progressed further in organic and biodynamic farming than others.

 

During this tour, we visit estates that are leaders in this field and contributing in diverse ways. We visit Organic and biodynamic wine producers to hear their stories and to taste their wines. more>>

Swartland

Wine tasting in The Swartland


Theme: History, culture, nature and dryland winetasting and production.

   

Old, low yielding bush vines thriving in a dry landscape cooled by Atlantic sea breezes are the key of Swartland’s successes. Always at the forefront of quality wine production in the Cape, Swartland wines offer exceptional value for money.

You will learn about terroir and its influence on the grapes, as well as our Culture, History, and Cuisine in as much or little detail as you like. more>>

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Wine Tasting in the Stellenbosch Valley

Theme: History, culture, nature and regional wine production and tasting.


The “Potpourri” is very popular with first time guests wanting to taste a representative cross section of Stellenbosch wines. It’s also practical for groups with a variety of wine tastes.

This program introduces young and old wine estates and wine making styles across the spectrum from light crisp flavours to complex and robust red blends. We learn about South African wine, history, culture and nature as well as how to pair wine with food. more>>


Three Wine Districts Tour

 

Theme: History, culture, nature, terroir and winetasting in three wine districts.

 

The South African wine regions consist of 30 Wine Districts, all very different. We will visit three of them during the day, usually Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

You will learn about terroir and its influence on the grapes, as well as our Culture, History, and Cuisine in as much or little detail as you like. more>>