Cape Town Wine Tour Itinerary

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Our day tours are not your normal. Our experiences are truly authentic, real, and cultural. Here’s a breakdown of how our wine tours in Cape Town run: 

We start on our day tour, with lovely Mitre’s edge, situated in the Stellenbosch wine region, where we can meet and pair wines with the winemaker. Your guide will take you through the basic steps of wine tasting, what to pair with which wine, what bottle to order at your next dinner and so on. Most importantly, this stop is all about cheese and wine pairing, with that off the beaten track feel. Think creamy Feta paired with a crispy Sauvignon Blanc or Blue Cheese infused with cranberries, paired with a spicy Shiraz. From there it is a 15 minute drive to our next stop. onto Franschhoek. 

Cape Town Wine Tour Itinerary

 

Through a stunning valley, we arrive at Topiary. This boutique family-run wine estate has spectacular views, looking onto the wine lands. The views are breathtaking. Our guide will take you into the vineyards and their cellar for an in-depth cellar tour, learning exactly how grapes become wine. Here we have, top end Rosé, MCC (Champaigne), white and red wines. Their wines are special. Here we also do delicious local cured meat pairings with their wines. 

Cape Town Wine Tour Itinerary

Yes, Franschhoek is South Africa’s cuisine capital. Local and fusion food, to explore next. This is our next stop, at Rickety Bridge wine estate. The old history of the wine farm dates back to 1694 when Rickety Bridge was originally part of French Huguenot farms in Franschhoek. Here we have a choice of local food lunch options, followed by a wine tasting on the terrace, overlooking the Franschhoek mountains.

Cape Town Wine Tour Itinerary

We then have the option to stroll down the quaint main road of Franschhoek, with all its little delis and shops, giving us time for a quick shopping trip.

Then we drive back over the beautiful Hell’s Hoogte mountain pass and do a guided tour through the historic (the oldest TOWN in South Africa; Cape Town is SA’s oldest CITY) of Stellenbosch. We then visit Lovane which is one of the smallest wine estates in Stellenbosch, only producing 15000 bottles a year. A true hidden gem. We are lucky enough to pair all their different wine wines with different locally made Fair Trade accredited chocolates. Dark chocolate with peppercorns paired with a Shiraz, white chocolate infused with gooseberries to pair with a Chenin Blanc, and more…

Cape Town Wine Tour Itinerary

With our bellies filled and feeling quite tipsy, we drive back safely to Cape Town where you will be dropped off at your respective accommodation. Happy times and probably your best day in SA!

*All our guides wear protective masks all the time, we have hand sanitizers on board that are used at every stop. We practice social distancing at our stops according to international Covid Protocols. Book your next wine tour NOW at www.wineflies.co.za

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L Kerk
L Kerk
2023-11-29
The wine tour with this company was so fun! I was a solo guest but had a lot of fun with the group. Would definitely recommend!
Nina Sykes
Nina Sykes
2023-11-21
This was my third tour with Wine flies, and I can safely say again it’s one of the best tours I’ve taken. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made the experience fun from start to finish. You could tell that a lot of time and care was taken in choosing the wine estates that we visited, each one was unique in its own way with truly excellent wine. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch with delicious local food, it was great to experience South African cuisine and of such high quality. The whole feel of the trip was relaxed and you couldn’t help but feel very lucky to be in such beautiful wine lands. The food pairings were also perfectly put together. A special mention to Lola and Alex who were incredibly warm and welcoming hosts on their estate at Mitres Edge. You could tell how much passion they have for producing fine wine and the choice of cheese paired with their wines will live in my memory for a long time to come. I have, and will continue to recommend Wine Flies to anybody I know thinking of travelling to Cape Town. Following the wine tour we took a sunset champagne cruise from the V&A waterfront, in and around Table Bay this was a special and memorable experience and afforded us a chance to get a beautiful view of Table Mountain at sunset from the water.
Adelle Potter
Adelle Potter
2023-11-05
We were a family group of 8 doing the Fransshoek and Stellenboesh tour. Natalie our booking contact offered us a private tour for us all which was great. Our guide Julian was cheerful and good fun. He gave us a small tour of stellenboesh and Franschoek before and after the vineyard visits. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely use Wine Flies again. Thank you for a great day. Now to try and get all of our wine home on the plane! 😊
Andrew L
Andrew L
2023-11-02
Really phenomenal experience with Wine Flies. The whole experience felt very curated (small and large wineries) and well thought out. Julian our guide was truly the highlight - he was interested, interesting, patient, knowledgeable and fun. Overall the experience was great value for money considering the professionalism, facilities, abundant wine tasting and cheese/meat/chocolate pairings & excellent lunch.
Nadia Cheilyk
Nadia Cheilyk
2023-10-26
Peter was a wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable tour guide. We had a fantastic day visiting some of the many Stellenbosch wineries with Wine Flies Wine Tours. Thank you for such an incredible experience.
Simona Marinkova
Simona Marinkova
2023-10-14
I've tried Wine Flies twice, and on both wine tours I had fantastic time. Today, I was with them at the Stellenbosch tour and Julian was great guide, insightful and fun! The driving was great too, careful and comfortable. I liked the mix of bigger and boutique estates in the program. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Cape Town!
Jason French
Jason French
2023-09-19
Very fun, knowledgeable and nice guide. Loved the different wineries we went to.
roamadventures
roamadventures
2023-08-28
Excellent organization with fun guides

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