Wine Tour with garagiste wine maker.

Price from: R 1150 pp. minimum 2 persons.

Duration: 7 - 8 Hours

This tasting program introduces young and old wine estates and wine making styles across the spectrum from light crisp wines to complex and robust red blends. We learn about South African wines as well as how to pair wine with food.

Your guide Jim, is South African, he speaks English and Swedish and is a certified tourist guide for all 9 provinces for history, culture and nature as well.

He is a garagiste wine maker (Hunneyball Wines in Platters wine guide), is a Cape Wine Academy graduate and member of the South African Sommeliers Association. No matter your experience, he is eager in sharing his knowledge of all aspects of wine enjoyment and production.

He is also a Western Cape bird enthusiast and keen photographer. When reading, it’s usually about African history and when he’s not guiding or making wine, you can look for him in remote places or underwater. You can ask him what you like ;-)

Jim holds a Professional Driver’s Permit (PrDP) for which medicals and police clearances are mandatory and are renewed every 2 years. He also has the required public transport permits and insurances to transport tourists.

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Itinerary

Every tour is tailored upon booking and begins and ends in Stellenbosch.

A wine tasting tour might cover anywhere from three to six wine estates. In the middle of the day we stop for an a-la-carte winelands lunch or platter. We generally spend approximately 45-90 minutes per estate.

Varietals to taste: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and French-style (Bordeaux and Rhone), desert wines and Cape blends.

Location

Depart

Hunneyball House, 32 Herold Road, Stellenbosch. - Or at your own Stellenbosch address by arrangement

Return

Hunneyball House, 32 Herold Road, Stellenbosch. - Or at your own Stellenbosch address by arrangement

Inclusions

  • Guiding by private certified tour guide.
  • Includes collection and drop off within 20km from Central Stellenbosch.
  • Our tours are done in our modern VW which can carry up to 7 passengers comfortably. It is equipped with a public-address system, binoculars, reference books, ice box, bottled water and first aid kit.

Exclusions

  • All insurances are the guests own responsibility
  • Excludes tasting fees, meals, wine and other possible drinks, snacks, curios purchases.
    • Lunch is estimated at approx. R 95-190 pp excluding drinks.
    • Tasting fees approx. R 200 -250 pp for the day.

What should I bring?

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • An inquisitive mind
  • Eager taste buds.

What should I wear?

Wine tasting is a casual affair. Wear whatever you are comfortable in. In summer, dress to keep cool and in winter a sweater is recommended.

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