Set out on a quest to discover the hidden gems of the Stellenbosch Winelands; around every corner, new tastes to savour, over every hill, breathtaking sights to explore.
This boutique collection of experiences will redefine your idea of wine tasting as you sink into a day of self-indulgent opulence and take the (wine) route less travelled to uncover premium wines.
From the adventurous wine safari 4x4 drive through the rolling vineyards of Jordan Wine Estate, with a cellar tour and barrel room wine tasting; to reserve wine tasting at DeMorgenzon, where gentle baroque music and wildflowers fill the vineyards; to Van Ryn's reserve brandy pairings - this connoisseur’s journey will broaden your horizons and introduce you to one of the best-kept secrets of the area;:the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley.
Tucked away just outside of Stellenbosch, with rustic roads too narrow for large tour coaches and mystical gardens in abundance, this historic valley was home to the first road that ran from Cape Town to Stellenbosch. You’ll discover the rich history of the area and get to sample the internationally acclaimed wines that are produced in this quiet little wine haven. Be transported to a hidden valley, where time seems to stand still; and if you listen carefully you might even hear the piercing call of the Fish Eagle soaring high above.
This private tour is the ideal way to discover top-class taste experiences.
Indulge in the fine tasting notes of DeMorgenzon's award-winning wines.
Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town.
Set off along the narrow roads of the Stellenbosch Kloof Valley towards the pristine Jordan Wine Estate. Get ready to redefine your idea of a 'safari' as you hop aboard and head out on a 4x4 tour through the beautiful rolling vineyards of Jordan Wine Estate.
The wine drive is subject to weather conditions and can only be confirmed on the tour date. An alternative wine and food pairing will be offered if the wine safari drive is cancelled.
You won’t see the Big Five, but instead, you’ll feast your eyes upon the 'Big Vines' that produce Jordan’s award-winning wines. You’ll stop at key vantage points that offer 360-degree views of False Bay, Table Bay (and Table Mountain) and the Stellenbosch wine valley. It wouldn’t be a true wine safari without the vino; you’ll stop several times to sample some of the Estate’s best while your guide shares his knowledge about the wines and vineyards that surround you.
The next stop is at the working cellar for an insider’s look at how the grapes go from their stainless steel fermentation tanks to how they are processed into the wine that fills the endless rows of stacked oak barrels. Sample even more wines in the barrel cellar or head back to the unforgettable view for more award-winning wine tasting on the sun-soaked terrace.
Then it's time for a sensational lunch in the Winelands. There are plenty of options at your fingertips, including fine-dining at the prestigious Jordan Restaurant - headed by renowned chef, George Jardine. If you would like us to recommend other restaurants in the area we will gladly do so. For a more informal affair, treat yourself to some of the delicious baked goods found at the estate.
You waltz to the next tasting at DeMorgenzon’s musically influenced wines. The owners of this unique estate believe that playing Baroque music, day and night (yes, you read that right), from large speakers in the vineyards has a romantically delicious effect on the grapes, and the flavourful, aromatic depth of these international award-winning wines certainly sings true. Sip on the Maestro and exclusive Reserve wines as you're lulled by the baroque music drifting through the tasting room and estate. Follow the music on a whimsical walk through the vineyards behind the gabled Cape Dutch building and enjoy the Reserve Syrah while standing in the vineyard block it was harvested from. DeMorgenzon’s wines strike a good balance between lush fruit and crisp acidity with echoes of the garden in every bottle. You just have to taste it to believe it; the music does something to the wine!
Finally, Van Ryn’s internationally acclaimed brandy awaits. End your day on a high note: pairing decadent confectionary bites with Van Ryn’s potstill brandies. This is the only brandy distillery in Stellenbosch, and these bottles of liquid gold have won the title of International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Worldwide Best Brandy no fewer than five times. So you’re in for a world-renowned treat as you sample 12-, 15- and 20-year-old brandies, paired to perfection with mouth-watering fruity or chocolate infused dessert delights.
Return to the Mother City by late afternoon as you bid farewell to the Winelands, satiated after a day full of tasting classics.
The wine safari drive is a group activity that joins other people on tour. An alternative wine and food pairing will be offered if the wine safari drive is cancelled due to rain or strong wind.
Local and international flights are excluded.
You are responsible for your own personal travel insurance.
You can purchase meals + drinks on tour. Restaurant bookings need to be made in advance and availability is not guaranteed.
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