TOUR OF THE WINELANDS

FAIREST CAPE

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Visiting Exclusive Wine Estates

Cape Winelands Tour

Due to AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTER'S close involvement in the South African Wine Industry, we have been able to secure the exclusive ability for our clients to visit the most prestigious wine farms in South Africa. Many of these are inaccessible to the public and thus will provide a novel experience to our select clients.

  • The Winelands is South Africa’s oldest and most beautiful wine producing area and offers a chance to sample several hundred different wines in a historical and superbly scenic setting.

  • What makes this tour special is that we visit an organic wine- farm which usually produces smaller yields of higher quality wines. This farm is also one of the few farms in the area which has taken steps redress the semi feudal social structure of the estate.  We also pop in at a cheetah outreach programme and raptor sanctuary.

  • Visit SA's second oldest, and historic, university town of Stellenbosch with its centuries old, oak lined avenues and classic Cape Dutch architecture.

  • Treat yourself to lunch at SA’s culinary capital, Franschoek. Art galleries, restaurants and chocolatiers line the quaint village streets, while the most interesting buildings are to be found on the original Huguenot farms and wine estates.

African Classic Encounters are able to arrange the following at these premier wine farms:

·     In addition to our ability to visit these exclusive wine farms, we are able to arrange for lunches, dinners and wine tastings hosted by the Master Winemakers at many of these elite estates.

     This may range from black tie dinners at La Motte, unveiling of new releases from the barrel at Meerlust or an informal snoek braai (fish bbq) at Beyerskloof. Guests will enjoy accompaniment by the Cellar Masters and/or owners of these estates.  

We also facilitate the use of these estates as venues for elite, special events, corporate functions and selected product launches – catering for from 20 to 200 people.

     All logistics including theming, planning, entertainment and catering are meticulously arranged by African Classic Encounters.  The wine farms provide a breathtaking backdrop for any event or occasion and a distinct air of exclusivity.  

The list of Wine Estates that AFRICAN CLASSIC ENCOUNTERS have access to (amongst others):  

·         Rupert & Rothschild          ·         La Motte     ·         L' Ormarins    ·         Meerlust

·         Ken Forrester    ·         Haute-Cabriere   ·         Rust en Vrede   ·         Beyerskloof

·         Steenberg   ·         Kanu   ·         Morgenhof   ·         Mulderbosch   ·         De Wetshof

Detailed Wine Tour Itinerary

Depart Cape Town city for the Winelands region in the nearby Boland Mountains, for a leisurely exploration of the historic Cape Wine Route towns, the liquid delights and famed hospitality.

Estates visited will vary according to YOUR preferences which is unique as most other tours follow a fixed routing.

African Classic Encounters' tour though will include the region's major wine producing areas, and there are chances aplenty en route for tastings of high quality reds and whites as well as Cap Classiques (South African "Champagnes") in areas including Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Paarl and Franschhoek.

Natural and historic heritage abounds in this area and your tour may take in sights like the Afrikaans Language Monument with its panoramic Boland views, the historic estate of Boschendal with it's beautifully preserved Cape Dutch buildings and priceless period furniture, while idyllic Franschhoek, nestled in the valley where the French Hugenots settled in 1688, is a delight for antique lovers and gastronomes  

Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town provides another glimpse of classic 17/18th century Cape style with a chance to visit quaint Dorp Street, visit the museum or explore the many galleries and shops of this University town.

      The tour ends with a leisurely drive via a series of fertile valleys back to Cape Town.

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