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Wine Tasting and cultural tour with a wine maker

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    Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands is in the most beautiful countryside with dramatic, expansive vistas of mountains, vineyards and ocean. We have more than 400 wineries here and the day's theme includes history, culture and nature as well as trying out the most important wines and some others and showcase several different wine-making styles. We visit farms ranging from over 330 years old to modern. The tastings for the day will represent the wines that the Stellenbosch Wine District is particularly well-known for.

    This tour introduces young and old wine making styles across the spectrum from light crisp flavours to complex robust red blends. My tour is done at a leisurely pace with a focus on your enjoyment, learning and relaxation. In the middle of the day, we stop for a relaxed a la carte lunch at one of the estates. A program and map will be provided when we meet. We spend at least 90 minutes per estate to truly experience each one.

    I select good restaurants as lunch venues and not set menus. These establishments are not “over the top” and offer a-al-carte reasnobly priced menus. This allows my guests to make their own choices and have a far superior experience.

    Stop At:

    • African Invite, 32 Herold Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
    • Waterford Estate, Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
    • Rustenberg Wines, Rustenburg Rd, Ida's Valley, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
    • Lievland Wine Estate, R44, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
    • Dornier Wine Estate, Blaauwklippen Road, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
    • Stellenrust Winery, Stellenrust Rd, Stellenbosch South Africa
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    32 Herold St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We collect from any address in Stellenbosch.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Stellenbosch area
    • Private tour
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Bottled water
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Possible tasting fees. (Approx R 200 p.p for the day)
    • Meals and other purchases are for your own account. Meal price is approx. R85-150 pp.
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Small children by consent
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

    I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed our "Bubbles and Reds" wine tasting tour. By the second tasting, you REALLY start to have fun with the alcohol kicking in 😉Jim keeps the groups small and intimate to allow for a less commercial experience...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank Robyn C
    Hunneyball, Owner at African Invite, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

    Thank you, Robyn, We had a wonderful day with the combination of different MCC wines and robust reds from the area. I am pleased that you enjoyed it and hopefully we’ll see you here again someday. Warm regards, Jim.

    Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

    Fantastic tour guide (Jim), made the day a very worthwhile! He drove 4 of us in his quite deluxe van to beautiful Stellenbosch vinyards and we had a nice lunch. He is a quite knowledgeable local fellow with good sense of humor and you can...More

    Date of experience: January 2017
    Thank RickP70
    Reviewed 22 January 2017

    Jim is an exilent guide. He took us to 5 different wineyards and spoke about wine and the history of South Africa. He is the best wine tasting guide ever.

    Date of experience: January 2017
    Thank kerran1957
    Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

    An exquisite and wonderful full day wine tour! Our guide Jim took care of us in a excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and very inspiring way! A very well invested day!

    Date of experience: January 2017
    Thank klaso631
    Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

    We did the potpourri tasting tour. It was great, we tasted 23 wines at 5 estates and each with its own particular wine making style. Jim explained really well about the wine making processes and had lots of stories about the various places we visited....More

    Date of experience: March 2016
    Thank K_Swanepoel
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