Regional Tasting Tours
Three wine regions tour.
1350 pp. minimum 2 persons.
This Full day tour starts with scenic drive north of Stellenbosch to Paarl, where you will be smitten by the charming valley, and the Pearl of Paarl, a granite mountain dominating the area. Paarl made headlines when late former president Mandela was freed from the Groot Drakenstein prison on the outskirts of the town. We will enjoy wine tasting at a local estate.
From Paarl, we’ll continue north-west to the scenic village of Franschhoek, near the Drakenstein Mountains. It was established in 1688 by French immigrants fleeing the Huguenot religious persecution in Europe. White wines are more well known in Franschhoek and we will taste what is offered in the valley.
We then head back to the historical town of Stellenbosch with some of the finest examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and the historic heart of the country’s wine region. In 1679, Dutch East India Company governor Simon van der Stel noticed the fertility of this long valley on the banks of the Eerste River, as being ideal for vineyards. We will stop and taste at a Stellenbosch winery.