Full Day Wine Tour - Franschhoek/Stellenbosch

Cape Town

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Activity Description

Start the morning off with a guided drive to Stellenbosch and visit our first farm which is a boutique wine estate with stunning views of the Stellenbosch mountains and experience intimate cheese & wine pairing with the wine maker when she is around. We head to the cuisine capital of SA, Franschhoek. We visit our second farm situated on the foot of the mountains for a world class wine tasting experience. Followed by a beautiful lunch and wine tasting at yet another award-winning estate. In Franschhoek you will have the chance to walk off your lunch, strolling down the main road. We head back over the stunning mountains to Stellenbosch for a guided drive through historic Stellenbosch and onto our last farm for a cellar tour, wine and chocolate pairing. Filled up and merry, we head back to Cape Town to be home at about 18:00pm.

Arrangements

ProviderWine Flies Wine Tours
Duration9 hours 30 minutes
WhenMonday to Sunday, subject to availability of the estates.
WherePlease let us know where you are staying in Cape Town and we’ll confirm with an estimated pick up time. Please note that due to logistics and traffic in the morning our pick up’s range from Campsbay, Bantry Bay, Seapoint, Greenpoint, City Centre, Woodstock, Observatory up till Rondebosch. If you are staying outside of these areas, please ask us for a central meeting point.
WeatherThis service is not weather dependent.
What to WearDress comfortably as you will be going up into a couple of cellars and they have a few flights of stairs to experience the wine making processes.
Things to BringBe sure to bring your own cloth face mask, sunglasses, camera and some sunscreen.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests will be allowed on the tour.

Requirements

Minimum Age17 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

A cellar tour, all wine tastings paired with customized cheese, chocolate and cured meats, as well as lunch are included.
• We visit 4 different wine estates in both regions (famous farms and some hidden gems only known to locals).
• Pair a variety of locally produced, world-class cheeses.
• Cellar and vineyard tour, teaching us how wine is made, how to taste wine, food and wine pairing, what bottle to order at
restaurants…
• A beautiful light lunch is served in the middle of the wine lands overlooking the Franschhoek valley.
• A diverse range of wine styles.
• Local treats of cured meats paired with selected wines.
• Artisanal chocolate (Fair trade accredited) paired with different wines.
• Stroll down the beautiful main road of Franschhoek.

ExclusionsAll other meals and drinks and items of a personal nature.

Notes

• Itinerary is subject to the wine estates’ availability on the day.
• We do require a minimum of 4 pax to have a confirmed tour.
• We accommodate up to 9 guests per vehicle. Bigger groups would be quoted on enquiry!
• Subject to availability. Our busiest days are Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Should the date you selected not be available…. not to worry, enquire with us directly and you might be lucky!

Wine Flies Wine Tours is a proud member of SAYTC, Cape Town Tourism and HI. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable and have valid Professional drivers permits as well as being SATOUR guide registered.

IMPORTANT COVID NOTICE:
We are taking the following COVID-19 protocols:
• Screening of guests, staff and suppliers.
• Collecting customer information.
• Ensuring the correct use of PPE equipment.
• Physical distancing of 1.5m.
• Sanitation of hands, disinfection of surfaces at each stop and fogging of vehicles and our office on a daily basis.
• Staff are trained on all COVID-19 protocol requirements.

Customer Reviews

We had an absolutely wonderful time on our full day wine tour to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. We experienced visiting these hidden gems :) the boutique wine farms were amazing, with an abundance of wine quality, great friendly service and beautiful vineyards. We had an inspiring wine tour guide - Wouter. Very knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed his talks and his level of experience showed. The wine tour was not too crowded, just our group and another couple, so we were happy with the safe numbers too :) The big standout of the tour was Mitre's edge. Was incredible to feel the generosity, warmth and kindness in having wine tasting in the winemakers house. Wine was amazing and definitely an experience we will remember. I highly recommend Wine flies for a fun wine adventure :) - Lyndelle Lok


The tour was well organized. There were not many people in any winery, no one had to wait. Good wine and a variety of snacks, the companions were cheerful and carefree - we spent a great day. - Sergei Shumikhin


Wine flies is always undoubtedly an epic day out. Super chilled and informative, we had some good laughs and great tastings. Our guide was incredible and I'd like to say that he set the tone for the day, brilliant job! We will most definitely be back, yet again Thank you - Sally Byram


All in All the entire Day was Awesome!! Our guide Sharif was Super Accommodating, well spoken and certainly has a firm grasp of wine knowledge of the Stellenbosch & Franschhoek wine routes which enhanced our tour even further. Our 1st stop at Mitre's Edge Boutique Wine Estate was certainly an eye opener learning all about the how to go about tasting wine and what to look for in a wine by Lola Nicholls (5 S's sight, swirl, smell, sip & savor) and the wines that we tasted was superb. It certainly opened us up to new wines and also to, in future, venture of the beaten track to find some hidden gems. Their flagship Red Wine Sholto was certainly a winner for our group as well as the lesser known Viognier White Wine which has certainly impressed us as well. Our 2nd stop at Chamonix Wine Farm had a more laid back feel to it with lots of local tourist frequenting the establishment. The wines tasted, in particular the Pinot Noir again introduced us to new possibilities. Sharif then took us on a Cellar Tour at Chamonix which I must say he was very passionate about explaining to us everything he possibly could about oak wine barrels from how they are produced possible cost per barrel and how they are utilised in the wine making process. He also explained the different fermentation processes and how wood, steel and cement affects that process (very interesting in deed). Our 3rd stop at Rickety Bridge hailed lunch and a unexpected and uninvited treat of a wedding ceremony. Besides the fabulous food Sharif introduced us to a Lovely Rickety Bridge Blanc de Blanc MCC and Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that paired well with our food. Our 4th and last stop before whisking us through Stellenbosch on the way to our drop off point was at Lovane Boutique Wine Estate where we were introduced to and loved their Flagship wine Isikhati and Blanc De Noir Wines. Thank You Sharif and Wine Flies for taking us on a absolutely Marvelous Wine Journey through the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Wine Regions. To Sharif, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING, you are very Good at it and we are looking forward to meeting and journey with you exploring more Boutique Wine Farms. Thank You from the Zietsman Clan!!! - Milene Zietsman


Wine Flies has always been a super experience and this tour was no exception. They are professional, knowledgable and so well organised. A brilliant tour company in my opinion Tour guides are funny and informative and handle the group well and allow an ease and relaxed feel to the day while still keeping us on our toes and ensuring a very enjoyable day. COVID measures were always in place and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves I have been on two tours now with Wine Flies and have and will continue to recommend them highly to people. Thanks again for a phenomenal day out. Great value for money! - Charlene Archer




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