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Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Tasting Tour

1. Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Tasting Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Cape Town's wine country on a guided tour. Visit the 300-year-old Jordan Wine Estate. Enjoy your first wine tasting stop and explore the historic town of Stellenbosch on foot. Stroll among the Cape Dutch-style buildings and leafy streets. Arrive at your second wine tasting at the Lanzerac Estate, the first farm to produce Pinotage, a South African wine made from the only South African grape variety. After your tasting at Lanzerac, climb the hilly and winding Helshoogte Pass to the Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Take in views of this striking winery sitting among the rugged mountain landscape. Have a lunch break at the winery's restaurant (not included) before journeying to the historic one-street town of Franschhoek. Enjoy its scenery of manicured vineyards surrounded by mountains. Take in a final wine tasting at Richard Branson's Mont Rochelle Estate. Choose from a variety of reds and whites on offer.

Hot air Ballon and Cape Wine lands Private guided tour

2. Hot air Ballon and Cape Wine lands Private guided tour

Our tour will start with a pickup from your hotel and head straight to Stellenbosch district for your balloon flight where you will enjoy splendid views of the entire winelands' terrain and Table Mountain. With nobody knowing the landing location! We will keep in touch with your pilot to arrange your pick-up at the end of the balloon flight and drive you to the starting point for your breakfast. After the all-inclusive breakfast, the tour will go straight into Stellenbosch for an orientation of one of South Africa's most historic towns. Easily recognizable by its long rolls of historic whitewashed buildings, visitors find it very convenient to go in and out of most of Stellenbosch shops without breaking too much sweat. Your guide will drop you off at the center of the town and allow you some time to explore South Africa's second oldest colonial town before carrying on to Lanzerac wines for your maiden winetasting of the day with a chocolate pairing. From Lanzerac, we will drive over the hilly and winding Hells-heights pass to get to Delaire Graff wine estate. Not many wineries around the world offers a luxurious experience in all aspects like the Lawrence Graff owned Delaire Graff. Perched up on the eastern slopes of the Botmanskop hill, Delaire Graff enjoys uninterrupted views of the Drakenstein mountains and the Banhoek valley. Bronze sculptures by world renown artist such as Delan Lewis give you a guard of honour from the gate to the tasting room entry where stunning paintings graces the walls. Complementing the stunning landscape and well-designed buildings are the award-winning wines that you will taste here. The vineyards in the Banhoek valley enjoys a south-east facing slope that is cool in the mornings but has adequate solar radiation through the day and thus producing some of the best cabs in the area. Here you will try 3 white wines, 3 red wines and a rose. You have an option to break for lunch after Delaire graff and your guide will be able to recommend a restaurant of your choice. We are also more than happy to make lunch reservations for you well in advance. Later in the afternoon, our tour will go around the Drakenstein mountains to Franschhoek. Formerly known as the Elephant's corner, due to the many herds of elephants that once roamed this area before the arrival of the French farmers from Europe. Today Franschhoek is a top destination for visitors from all over the world. The vineyards are manicured to perfection, and the hotel and restaurant service is so extravagant in this town that one wonders if anyone is making a profit. Some believes that Franschhoek is one tiny millionaire's hobby place! Your guide will again allow you time to explore the town on foot before your last tasting at Dieu Donne. The wines here ranges from new styled wines to old, styled reds that competes very well with some of the best wines out of Bordeaux. After your final tasting, your tour will head back to Cape town to be dropped off at your hotel.

Private Wine Tour: Full-Day Stellenbosch, Franschhoek &Paarl

3. Private Wine Tour: Full-Day Stellenbosch, Franschhoek &Paarl

Drive from Cape Town to Fairview Wine Estate in Paarl. The Fairview farm is on the southwestern slopes of the Paarl mountain range. The farm comprises 320 hectares, of which 120 hectares are planted to vineyards. The farm ranges in altitude from 400m above sea level on the slopes of the mountain to 180m on the valley floor. If you love chocolate and/or gin there are optional tastings just 5 minutes away before you head towards Franschhoek. Your Tour continues towards Franschhoek through the beautiful Drakenstein Valley. Franschhoek "the French Corner" has a rich wine history, many quaint shops, historical buildings and beautiful traditional homes. Drive past Nelson Mandela's last prison on the way to Franschhoek - for another photo opportunity. Next stop: Haute Cabrièr, a family-owned winery on an estate founded in 1694, with a tasting room, restaurant & terrace. Here you will enjoy lunch and another wine tasting. The wine is housed in a stone cellar built into the side of a mountain with views into the underground barrel maturation room. The Haute Cabrière terrace and restaurant in Franschhoek is an exquisite place to eat and discover the marriage of food and wine with a spectacular view. Next stop: Franschhoek Monument for a photo opportunity and take a stroll down this beautiful town. Stop for a delicious lunch in Franschhoek. Next stop: Delaire Graff Wine Estate, the Jewel of the Cape Winelands via the scenic Helshoogte Pass. Sitting on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Pass, the Estate’s combination of mountain-meets-maritime terroir produces rich, intensely flavoured grapes, which result in finely nuanced wines. The estate gardens, sculptures and the uninterrupted view of the Stellenbosch Valley are spectacular. Delaire Graff Wine Estate has ranked 36th internationally (July 2023) – by the World’s Best Vineyards 2023, an annual list highlighting the finest and most diverse vineyards across the globe. Next stop (time permitting): Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon, steeped in history dating back to 1692. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees. Head back to your accommodation in Cape Town whilst reminiscing on a wonderful day of great food and wine.

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