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Full-Day Small Group Stellenbosch Winelands Tasting Tour from Cape Town

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Highlights
  • Full-day tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands from Cape Town
  • Sample four wine varietals at a charming estate owned by South African golfer Ernie Els
  • Pair delicious biltong with some of the Marianne estate’s finest wine
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Full-Day Small Group Stellenbosch Winelands Tasting Tour from Cape Town
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Full-Day Small Group Stellenbosch Winelands Tasting Tour from Cape Town
USD 63.04
Overview
Get ready to imbibe with a day trip to the stunning Stellenbosch Winelands, about an hour from Cape Town. Start with a morning stroll around Babylonstoren Wine Farm and if you're keen, an early morning wine tasting. Follow it up with a visit to the Marianne estate, where local varietals like pinotage come with samplings of cured meat - 'biltong' a local favourite.  Enjoy a delicious artisan ice-cream and wine pairing at Clos Malverne Wine Farm and cap off your afternoon with a lazy tasting with views toward Table Mountain in the distance at Ernie Els estate.

Please note: *An alternative wine estate will be visited when the Ernie Els tasting room is closed for renovations from June 2018.
What to Expect

Meet your guide at your accommodation in central Cape Town, and then set off in an air-conditioned minivan to begin your full-day tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town.

Our wine experts custom-designed this tour to give you a real taste of the winelands region. Sample local produce, learn about flavour profiles and vintages and savour time sitting back and sampling some of South Africa’s finest in countryside views.

The day starts amongst the rustic fruit orchards and country gardens of Babylonstoren Estate where heady, herby smells are carried on the breeze and plump fruits hang ripe on trees. Groups of fatted ducks quack their way underfoot as guests tentatively explore the modest cheesery and handicraft store. In stark contrast to the water-colour-picture setting, the tasting room is a thoroughly modern affair and the wines add to the whimsical feel.

Then, it’s off down country laneways lined with leafy vineyards to the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains and Marianne Estate. Here, the business of wine is a serious affair but the staff are warm and inviting. Their South African terroir and French savoir-faire pays homage to the estate’s Bordeaux heritage and French-style wines.

As morning fades, you’ll meander through farmlands dotted with olives and grapes en-route to the Helderberg Mountains, which perfectly frame the verdant landscape. Clos Malvern is tucked away in a tranquil corner of the winelands. The farm’s reputation for great food and creatively innovative menus draw gourmands from all corners of the globe.

When the wine is flowing, it’s easy to work up a big appetite and your guide is happy to work with you to find the perfect fit – whether it’s a wine farm restaurant or a sunny roadside cafe in Stellenbosch’s old town, just a short hop from the winery. We’ll go with the flow.

The last course on this Taste the Winelands Tour offers spectacular views of the Stellenbosch region. Uva Mira winery is perfectly placed amid hillsides covered with vines. Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards pays careful attention to produce wines of elegance, minerality and longevity that accurately embody the grapes from which they were made. Fun whites and rich reds are quaffed and glasses raised in salute as the sun fades and the last tasty drop is drunk.
Only then do you follow the sun and turn for home.
Your full-day tour then concludes in the late evening with a drop-off back at your Cape Town hotel.

Please note: The wine estates visited are subject to change without notice on the day of your tour. The alternative wine estate Uva Mira will be visited when the Ernie Els tasting room is closed for renovations from June 2018 to 2019.

Write a ReviewReviews (12)

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile
Fantastic wine tour of stellenbosch with andrew

We had a super day collected from our accommodation door to 4 wine farms finishing at Ernie Els vineyard. Our tour guide and driver Andrew was full of knowledge and was a great host! We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend for a great...More

Thank shields112
HS2C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotspots2c Travel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Epic pic! Looks like you had a blast... Thanks for sharing your memories and experience with us. We have passed on your kind words to guide Andrew, who fondly remembers touring the Winelands with you! Keep exploring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c

Reviewed 9 May 2018
An amazing day with Andrew

This is as truly an amazing day wine tasting and seeing stellenbosh . Andrew our tour guide arrived promptly and seeing we were the only two people on the trip showed us an amazing time . We ended up seeing four amazing vine yards and...More

Thank Akosua G
HS2C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotspots2c Travel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Don’t blame you for falling in love with Stellenbosch, the wine gets me every time! There is so much more of the Winelands to explore, and even some other uniquely South African pairings. So there’s definitely a reason for you to come again! Until next...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Franchhoek and Stellar Stellenbosch!

We enjoyed a wonderful day with tour guide Andrew. Stellenbosch is absolutely beautiful. We visited: Delaire Graff Muratie Cannonkop All were very fun and great value. We finished the trip with a visit to the Saturday market in Franchhoek. Highly recommend HS2C!More

1  Thank CaymanLovers
HS2C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotspots2c Travel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks for the feedback and reviewing your private Hotspots2c Winelands tour. The Cape Winelands just keep giving.. definitely something special about wandering in the vines! And it can only get better with a local guide, Andrew - our wine extraordinaire, at your side. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Wow, what a treat

We just LOVE the Stellenbosh winelands. Dellheim, Muratie, Backsberg and Blaauwklippen are my favourites. Good wine, good food and friendly people. Route 44 market and Lourensford market are two of my favourites. Always a good relaxing vibe.

Thank SaartjieRoos
HS2C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotspots2c Travel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Wow, thanks for the feedback. Nevel a dull moment along the Stellenbosch wine route. Always keep exploring, from Ferdi & team Hotspots2c

Reviewed 8 January 2018
If Gluteny is a true Sin, then we have sinned....

Had a taxi pick us up in the morning, started of at the Brewery for several samples of local beer that was great, then on to a few wine lands where we was greeted and treated like kings and queens. The food for lunch was...More

2  Thank Jim M
HS2C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotspots2c Travel & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Rad pics, Jim! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience with us, great to hear you felt as though you were treated like royalty! Nothing wrong with a little indulgence every now and then, hey?! Our wine glass is always half-full - and then empty...More

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Unfortunately, the date you requested is not available at the moment as it may be sold out. If we have cancellations, we'll get in contact with you again. Enjoy your time in the Winelands.
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