In a nutshell for the full-day private tour, you'll taste excellent food and wine from the best estates in South Africa's culinary capital, Franschhoek. Translated from Dutch as the 'French corner,' French Huguenots settled in this breathtaking valley in 1688 and brought with them their French flair for cooking and lifestyle. Pickup 9am to ~5pm drop off.
Your foodie adventure begins at'the famous gardens of Babylonstoren ' a stunning winery and farm with magnificent gardens and beautifully preserved Cape Dutch architecture. Go on a stroll through the well-maintained'gardens and learn about the fruit, herbs, nuts, spices and vegetables that are grown on the estate. Every one of the 300 varieties of plants in the garden is edible or has medicinal value. Additionally, all produce is grown as organically as possible and in a biologically sustainable manner. The fruit and vegetables from the garden are harvested all year round for use in two farm-to-fork restaurants.
After working up an appetite, head over to Moreson wine estate, a'tranquil garden paradise located in the outskirts of Franschhoek. Sit on the shaded patio while you indulge in locally sourced and 3 handcrafted charcuteries paired with award winning Moreson wines.'Each pairing strives to showcase characteristics of both the charcuterie and wine, and how they can enhance each other.
Your third stop takes you to a'heritage estate in'Franschhoek'where you will learn about the art and science of food and wine pairing as you enjoy 4 canap's perfectly paired with local wines.'Discover how flavors and texture in food and wine interact with each other to create a totally new tasting experience. Your specialist guide will explain how components like sugar, acid, alcohol and tannins of the wine can be accentuated or minimized when paired with certain foods.
End the day at a fantastic off the beaten track Franschhoek estate'where you will discover the true essence'of the South African foodie lifestyle. Take a seat on the deck overlooking the sprawling lawns and vineyards'and'enjoy a premium food and wine pairing. Taste estate-made'biltong and blue cheese paired with Shiraz as well as Cape Ruby Port paired with handmade dark chocolate and hazelnut truffles. We promise you'll never want to leave.