This private tour takes you off the beaten track into some of the hidden gems of the celebrated Stellenbosch wine-producing region. Visit boutique, small production wineries where you'll get the real stories from the people behind the wine. This one-of-a-kind experience is the closest you'll get to being a local.

Go outside the guidebook and into the cellars of the passionate pioneers that are changing the industry. These wineries have character. You'll visit tasting rooms covered in cobwebs and history (some with paintings of previous owners mistresses!) as well as state of the art tasting rooms that specialize in environmentally friendly, natural wine making. You'll undoubtedly experience the passion that is placed into each taste.

Depart from Cape Town for a beautiful drive through the spectacular landscape of Stellenbosch. The rugged mountains surrounding this densely planted wine growing region are unlike anywhere else in the world. You'll drive right past all the commercial wine estates and onto a bumpy dirt road, which is where you'll experience your first tasting.

You'll find yourself surrounded by discerning locals and industry insiders as you sip on South Africa's finest enological feats (too secret for us to callout by name). Next, you'll head to one of the oldest estates in Stellenbosch, known for great family stories, cobwebbed cellars and some of the finest cabernets.

Your last two wine tastings take you on a journey into the family owned cellars of prominent Stellenbosch families. These hidden gems are so exclusive that you cannot often find them on a map. You'll explore a cellar, go on a vineyard tour and taste directly from the barrel. Make sure to stock up on top quality wines that are often not sold outside of the winery.

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