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Enjoy quality wines at Stellenbosch wine farms

The Stellenbosch Wine Farms and Wine Route are the oldest in the country, and have long been considered as some of the most popular destinations in the Western Cape. These Stellenbosch wine farms offer several equally intriguing sub-routes for tourists, including the Greater Simonsberg, Stellenbosch Mountain, Helderberg, Stellenbosch Hills and Bottelary Hills. There are also some magnificently maintained historic wine farms in Stellenbosch that oenophiles can visit for a touch of old world class and charm.

The historical town of Stellenbosch boasts a winemaking tradition that begins as far back as the end of the 17th Century. The mountainous terrain, excellent rainfall levels, deep, well-drained soils and diversity of terroirs make for coveted vinicultural land. Many of the Stellenbosch wine farms include some of the most famous names in the Cape’s wine production, and the number of wine estates and producers in the area is rapidly increasing.  The Stellenbosch Wine Route and surrounding district, with its combination of antiquated estates and modern wineries, produces outstanding examples of nearly all the noble grape varieties and top-quality blended reds.

This historic area is known as the “town of oaks”, or “Eikestad” by locals, and is also the educational and research hub of the winelands. Stellenbosch University is the only South African university offering a degree in viticulture and oenology, and a great many of the country’s successful winemakers are alumni of the respected establishment. The university has one of the most high-tech experimental wineries in the world and, at its experimental farms located in several winegrowing districts, ground-breaking research into new varietals, clones and rootstocks is taking place.

The Stellenbosch Wine Route has been divided into many smaller vinicultural areas, including Banghoek, Bottelary, Devon Valley, Jonkershoek Valley, Papegaaiberg, Polkadraai Hills and Simonsberg-Stellenbosch.

Tailor-Made Tours

1 day, extended tours available upon request
  • Do you already have an insight into Cape wine; know what you like, ready for something similar - or completely different?
  • Do you want to share your international preferences so we can match or compare them to Cape equivalents?
  • Led by a Winemaker in a relaxed & unstuffy manner
  • Try your hand at blending or take the supertaster test? (POA)
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Wine Tasting Tour

1 day
  • Taste some Cape Classics
  • Taste some current 'top of the pops' and harness the insight of 30 years of close observation of Cape Wines
  • Guide has international training & experience so can reference international wines & styles & guide you to Cape equivalents
  • Food & wine themed tour also available
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Romancing the Vine

1 day
  • There is no better place for romance than the most beautiful vineyards in the world
  • Let us create the perfect honeymoon experience
  • Enhance those warm fuzzy feelings with fabulous wine and food experiences
  • Pick up & drop off at accommodation
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Cap Classique Tour

1 day
  • Explore the Cape’s take on Méthode Champenoise and why it is comparable to Champagne
  • Taste the different varieties and methods used in MCC production
  • Open a bottle with a sword – or egg flip – it really is easy, even if it is called Sabrage.
  • Discover novel MCC and food pairings (extra charges apply)
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Green Tour

1 day
  • Discover why the Cape is so suited to sustainable grape growing
  • Taste among the best biodynamic wines of the world
  • Explore the richest floral kingdom on the planet
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Brandy Tour

1 day
  • Explore why the Cape consistently produces the best brandies in the world
  • Discover the latest cocktail trends and recipes
  • Taste brandies of varying age, production methods and grape varieties
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From R2000