When in the western Cape and staying in Cape Town or surrounds, you must experience a wine route tour. Many wine routes are available and it is wise to do some homework before doing the tour. Staying sober and driving is also a thought so perhaps let a wine specialist take you. Quite a variety of tastings can be done so let us advice you and get you on an enjoyable wine tour.
Jan van Riebeeck was given the task of managing the station and planting vineyards to produce wine and grapes for ships passing the Cape however, it was in 1685, another Cape Governor, Simon van der Stel, purchased a large 1,850 acre (750 hectare) estate, founding what later became the world-renowned Constantia wine estate.
With so many wine farms available we will make sure to take you to the farm where they make your favorite wines.
Constantia Wine Estate and learn about the history of our magnificent wines. You can actually taste it.
PAARL & FRANSCHOEK WINE TASTING
Cheese and wine pairing, biltong and wine pairing
Our tour takes us to the world-class Paarl Cape winelands. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery this area is steeped in history. Our first stop takes us to Fairview Wine & Cheese Farm where we join a wine tasting with their own locally produced cheeses. If you are hungry stop for a leisurely lunch at the Goatshed Restaurant (optional).
Next we head for the Spice Route Winery which offers something to keep everyone happy! From handcrafted chocolate tastings, join Woflgang Koedel on a boutique beer production tour followed by a tasting, mesmerise yourself by watching a glass blower at Red Hot Glass Studio blow Venetian style glass products to tasting Kudu, Eland and Springbok biltong and more.
Last of all our journey takes us to the small town of Franschoek (French Corner) formed in 1688 by 176 French Huguenot refugees. We then pass by the local Museum which delves into the history of the French settlers and their farms passing by the French Huguenot Monument at the end of the town. Our journey then ends off with a bang at the renowned Haute Cabriere wine estate dating back to 1694 for our final wine tasting of the day.
There are many ways in which to experience the Wine Country.
If you are a collector, we focus on wines that will last longer.
If you have an interest in our quirky local grape called PINOTAGE, we can spend a day focusing on that.
And then if you like PAIRINGS, we can offer you wine pairings with any of the following:
And if you don’t want to tie yourself down to a fancy lunch, then we can suggest a Cheese and/or Meat Platter at many wineries, to fill you up as you taste your way through the day!