|This full day tour departs daily from Cape Town, and stops in three of South Africa’s most affluent and world-renowned wine growing regions.
Paarl, the first stop proudly bears the title of the third-oldest town in South Africa. Standing tall on Paarl Mountain and celebrating the birth of Afrikaans is the Afrikaans Language Monument and just outside Paarl is Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela spent his last years of captivity and started his walk to freedom. This area is ideal and caters for diversity: while Shiraz is their signature cultivar a wide range of other styles also perform extremely well.
The next stop on the journey is Franschhoek which has one of the oldest vigneron traditions dating back to the 16th century. Some of South Africa’s oldest and most famous wine estates are found here. These Grand Old Cape-Dutch farmhouses and wine stores have watched proudly over the land for centuries; and the vineyards & wine estates still produce some of South Africa’s top wines today.
Stellenbosch, just 45 minutes from Cape Town, occupies the perfect terroir for grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the a truly South African clone of Pinot Noir and Hermitage: Pinotage. Beyerskloof Estate is our winery of choice in this region, whose owner won the Robert Mondavi award in 1991 for International Winemaker of the Year.
Price: ZAR545.00 including cooked lunch, transport, and wine tasting fees.