-Early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD or Stellenbosch.
The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your interests within the day's highlights. Let us know in advance and we can make changes accordingly.
Meet your guide at your accommodation in Cape Town, and then set off in an air-conditioned minivan to begin a full-day tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands.
WINE TASTING at KANONKOP
Arrive at Kanonkop Wine Estate, which is situated against the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains. Experience their full-bodied, top quality reds during a six-wine-tasting. Celebrate their award-winning Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon wines surrounded by the estate’s investment gallery in one of the oak maturation cellars.
CELLAR TOUR & LUNCH TIME at HAUTE CABRIERE
Your next stop is Haute Cabriere, which offers exquisite views across the Franschhoek Valley. This estate prides itself on wines produced in the style of France’s Champagne region. Their tasting room, situated adjacent to the Cellar Restaurant, offers a unique wine-tasting ‘theatre’ experience in an underground auditorium within the Pinot Noir barrel maturation cellar. The intimate journey through Haute Cabrière’s history and wine philosophy continues with a cellar tour and sampling of five wines; including the remarkable Chardonnay Pinot Noir and Pierre Jourdan Cap Classique. If you’re lucky, you’ll see the wine master use their famed French cavalry sabre to open bottle after bottle, adding dramatic flair to this exceptional tasting adventure. If you start to feel peckish, opt to visit gourmet restaurants in Franschhoek, known as the culinary capital of South Africa or have lunch (own account) at the estate’s cellar restaurant – which is built into the side of the Franschhoek Mountain.
WINE TASTING at EIKENHOF
Travel from Franschhoek to reach Eikenhof. Nestled in the shade of lush green old oak trees, this family-owned winery has belonged to the Malherbe family since 1903. Today, Francois Malherbe is the fourth generation of family winemakers and still makes wines in the very cellar that his great-grandfather did. The name “Eike" means “oak” and wine-tasting is usually done under the shade of the majestic Old Oaks. Taste five of Eikenhof’s best varietals; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot, Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon.
WINE TASTING at RUST EN VREDE
Next, you’ll visit Rust en Vrede, a 321-year-old estate specialising in producing bold red wines. Enjoy a Master Tasting of seven of the estate’s wines while surrounded by fine Cape Dutch architecture. Rust-en-Vrede produced the first South African red wine nominated for the Top 100 Wines of the World, and former president Nelson Mandela chose to serve their wine at his Nobel Peace Prize Dinner.
- After your Master Tasting, travel back to Cape Town to reach your hotel by 5 pm. The drive, with its views of Table Mountain on the horizon, is a fitting way to end a tour in the Cape’s Winelands.