Embark on a tantalizing tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands on this full-day tour from Cape Town. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just a lover of natural beauty, you'll be swept away with the tastes and sights of the Stellenbosch wine region. Sample wine paired with 'biltong' (cured meat) and 'dro'wors' (dried sausage). Cap your tastings with artisan ice cream that has been developed to perfectly match your wine, before enjoying free time at Babylonstoren, a Cape Dutch wine farm with unique heritage garden, lush vineyards and farm-to-table restaurants & winery.
Meet your guide at your accommodation in Cape Town, then set off in an air-conditioned minivan to begin your full-day tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands.
Soak up the views on a scenic drive through Stellenbosch's historical centre to reach Babylonstoren, a Cape Dutch wine farm surrounded by vineyards, orchards and the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. Should you wish, another wine tasting (optional wine tasting at own expense) can be arranged at this last stop of the day too. Experience the simple daily rhythm of a working farm; spanning over eight acres, every one of edible varieties in the garden are grown as biologically as possible ' supplying a remarkable organic Green House Deli and farm restaurant - a foodie heaven (lunch is at your own expense). Enjoy meandering walks along this exceptionally well'preserved werf (garden grounds) dating from 1690, inspired by the Company Gardens of the Cape and the mythical garden of Babylon.
Followed by "biltong" (cured meat) and wine pairing at a bustling winery, located in the heart of South Africa's oldest and most renowned wine route. This unique pairing of premium wines with specially selected cured and dried meats is a true celebration our local heritage . Tasting notes may'include Springbok, Beef, Ostrich cured meats paired with Pinotage, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon.
Get ready for an innovative taste combination; pairing wine and homemade artisan ice cream in breathtaking green Devon Valley, renowned for its award-winning Cape Blends. The head chef develops the flavors and aromas each season to get a great match. Sample some of the delights on offer, including Passion Fruit and White Chocolate ice-cream matched with Sauvignon Blanc; Methode Cap Classique paired with a delectable Strawberry and reduced Balsamic ice-cream; Pinotage paired with Peppermint Dark Chocolate ice-cream, (ice cream or Soup pairing styles and flavors are seasonal, and may differ from suggested guideline).
End your day with a visit to the Ernie Els winery to experience the fascinating world of wine as seen and enjoyed by this renowned South African golfer. Take a seat and drink in views of Stellenbosch's surrounding vineyards and Table Mountain in the distance, as you taste four wine varietals; including Chenin Blanc, Rose and Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon blends.
Your full-day tour then concludes in the late evening with a drop-off back at your Cape Town hotel.
Please note: the wine estates visited are subject to change without notice on the day of your tour, and ice-cream pairing option is usually not available from June to July, but alternative wine pairing will then be arranged.