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

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
From US$69.61
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.

Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see the Cape even if you don't drink wine

We had a group of 7 and an awesome tour guide, Andrew Jackson. We spent the day traveling around the cape visiting different types of wineries. We started with a Dutch organic farm that is still in operation. They produce fresh meats, cheeses, soaps, candles...More

1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exellent Trip, Great Guide.

If you don't drink wine still go on the tour. If like us you visited 4 different wine farms, samples various similar wines, which due to the grape, soil and the wine master can have different tastes, amazing. Biltong try it with wine great and...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fantastic Day

Our guide GG was fantastic he changed the schedule for us as we preferred white wine to red and also wine that is a bit sweeter. He recommended a really great place to eat at lunchtime and gave us the right amount of time to...More

Thank Rosemarie C
Reviewed 30 September 2018
Very informitive

Picked up on time, the group of people I joined were fun along with out guide Thenis. He also gave us plenty of information about the area's we went to. A great day out with lots of wine tasting . very informative people doing the...More

1  Thank manxjanie
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile
The very best trip

I would say that this was the best experience while we were staying Cape Town. The lady (her name “Liezel, sorry for wrong spell if I made a mistake) was amazing ! She knew what we wanted and made us feel so comfortable. I was...More

Thank Jia B
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Diane U
12 August 2018|
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Response from Hotspots_2c_Team | Property representative |
This small group tour is only available and scheduled to depart on specific days, but we do have private Wineland tour options that run daily. Please click the "check availability" or "book now" button to view the live... More
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Nathifa S
8 August 2018|
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Please click the "check availability" or "book now" button to view the live availability of space on certain departure dates. " I hope you enjoyed your Stellenbosch Winelands tour.
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travelingmomOrlando
8 July 2018|
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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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