- Full-day private wine tour to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl wine regions from Cape Town
- Travel with a private guide, passionate about the New World wines of South Africa
- Tour four prestigious wine estates including Fairview and Boschendal
- Sample fortified wine, chocolate, cheese and, of course, South African wine varieties like Pintotage
- Transport by spacious, air-conditioned minivan
What You Can Expect
Your first stop of the day is a small Stellenbosch wine estate called Muratie, much loved by locals, with bags of charm. Its traditional cellars are typified by ramshackle walls and worn paintings -- adding to its rustic charm. Sample the estate’s fortified wine and locally produced chocolate – a winning combination!
With your expert guide, hop back in your minivan and continue your journey northwest to the Paarl wine region, home to leading wine producers like Fairview and Nederburg. Stop at the Fairview Wine Estate and tour its large cellars, trying out several of their famed white wines and cheeses.
Lunch takes place in the gourmet capital of South Africa – Franschhoek – roughly 5 miles (8 km) away. Your private guide will point out the best sidewalk cafes and restaurants, and then leave you to enjoy lunch at your own expense.
In the early afternoon your tour continues to Dieu Donne, another notable Franschhoek vineyard set high up in the Helderberg mountain range. The views from here are simply incredible, with surrounding vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Soak up the views and sample the estate’s fine wines, leaning about the slow ripening of grapes in mountain viticulture.
Your last wine estate visit is Boschendal, one of South Africa’s oldest wine producers, with a wine-making heritage that dates back to the 17th century. The gorgeous farm estate houses state-of-the-art cellars, and it’s here that you’ll enjoy the day’s final wine-tasting session alongside rows of beautiful oak barrels. Relax on the journey back to Cape Town, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.
Great tour! Gabriel showed up promptly at our specified pickup time and took us to four great wineries. Each was unique, and he was able to substitute the last scheduled winery for one that better suited our tastes. We learned a lot about the history of the region as well. Only thing I would 'caution' is that in June, all of the vines are bare as the grapes have already been harvested, but still some great scenery and views. Obviously nothing against the tour itself, just something to be aware of. Thank you!
Excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable, We enjoyed the day.