A DAY IN THE VINEYARDS
Join us as we treat your palate at some of SA's most sought after wine tasting and food destinations. The Stellenbosch wine route serves up incredible scenery, a host of unforgettable vineyards and historical cellars. Award winning wines, stunning farms and touring companions who aim to please, this experience is a must.
The historical town of Stellenbosch is our first stop as we delve into the culture rich, foodie haven and vibrant streets. A place close to our hearts having spent a large part of our youth here.
A cup of perfectly brewed local coffee will kick start your day, coupled with something sweet or savory before we head for the mountains.
A bREATHTAKING Setting
The top of Helshoogte mountain pass brings us to our first winery. Famous for it's iconic blends and olive groves, this is an honest but superlative first tasting. Be sure to try the specialty brandy too!
The tasting room provides both a cool and warm atmosphere depending on the season. On a clear day you have unrivaled views over False Bay to Table Mountain.
Up on the Mountain Side
Oldenburg Mountain Vineyards: These breath-taking views set the tone for an unforgettable experience – with the focus on letting our guests understand the sense of place and connect truly with the wines.
Heritage, careful planning, and a large amount of good fortune has allowed us to be custodians of a small corner of Stellenbosch, tucked away in the mountains in an area known as Banghoek only accessible by high rise vehicles.
Lunch Break GEMS
The wine is not the only thing the region has to brag about. Some of the Cape’s most loved foodie destinations appear along the way. We stop for lunch at one of 4 different destinations depending on availability, weather conditions and of course your preferences. See below for the options :)
- Boschendal Deli Restaurant
- Lust Bistro at Vrede en Lust Winery
- Babylonstoren Greenhouse Restaurant
- Hillcrest Berry Farm
Meet the wine maker
We’re then personally invited by the Nichols family to share in their family owned winery, Mitres Edge Vineyards. The wine maker, Lola, hosts the tasting in her manor house or underground cellar. This is red wine terroir, par excellence, and special care is taken in the vineyards through meticulously cultivating, pruning and harvesting by hand.
The wines are paired with a selection of local and delicious cheeses to make a for a memorable experience at the end of your day. You’ll most certainly leave with a new friend as we like to call her ‘lovely Lola!’
Snack pack filled with local South African treats
Pick up from accommodation/airport/central point
Knowledgeable tour companions + licensed professional drivers
3 X Wine tasting experiences at 3 wineries (a total of 14 different wines)
Olive tasting at first winery, cheese pairing at 2nd and 3rd winery
On-board drinking water
Private tour experience (you will not be paired with any other guests other than those in your group)
Air-conditioned luxury ‘go-anywhere’ vehicle’ when touring with 4 PAX or less
Additional food & beverage purchases