Sip-Sip & Savour Wine & Food Tour

Pick-up time:         09h00

Drop-off time:        17h00

Pick-up location:   guest house, boutique hotel, hotel, cruise ship terminal,                                                               landmark as advised on booking.  

Drop-off location:  guest house, boutique hotel, cruise ship terminal, landmark

Duration:                 Full day

Tour group size:     This is a private tour with minimum 1, and maximum 7 guests.

                       Larger groups can easily be accommodated with                                                   prior arrangement.

Sellenbosch & Helderberg

Full Day Private Tour     |   Minimum 2 guests, maximum 7 guests

This is a full day gastronomical delight private wine and food tour in the Stellenbosch wine region.

 

 

Itinerary & Tour highlights:  

Start the tour with a visit to a family run winery in the Stellenbosch wine region of South Africa. Sit under the big old oak trees on a nice day to savour your choice of a MCC (Méthode Cap Classique) wines, paired with either nougat or handmade chocolates;  or inside on a colder day in front of their fireplace.  From helping take MCC sparkling wine production to new heights, to providing a home for the worthy Pebbles Project charity, to an on-site clinic for their own and neighbours’ staff, to covering their cellar roof in solar panels, this has to be one of Stellenbosch’s most respected estates for quality and environmental/social concern. Learn about what  MCC is and how it compares to Prosecco, Cava or Champagne.

 

Around lunch time we will reach our second stop of the day for a Tapas & Wine pairing of traditional boerekos. Relax under the veranda in summer or snuggle up in winter in front of the fireplace on a working farm where chickens may be seen running around in the farm yard; adding to the authentic ambiance of this working estate. 

(Alternatively, a full traditional braai lunch menu can be selected as an option - pre-booking required, extra costs may be involved - please advise your destination planner of your choice). 

 

Next we travel through scenic vineyards to visit an all-red wine estate on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains with beautiful side views of Table Mountain in the distance; located in what is known as the Shiraz Triangle. Learn how this specific terroir influences the growing conditions.  They are known world-wide for their red wines, and are also one of the few estates in the Cape where just five winemakers have crafted the wines over eight decades. Enjoy another unique pairing of Red Wine & Biltong that has been specially created for this estate.  (Alternatively a cheese platter can be enjoyed).

 

Before returning to your accommodation, our 4th and final stop for the day is to experience an Olive & Wine Tasting on the slopes of Somerset West’s famous Schapenberg. The vineyards and olives trees lie in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, on the foothills of a mountain where nature reigns, amongst undulating hills and valleys of decomposed shale, their roots dug deep into the soil and canopies arched towards the South African sun.  This is an opportunity to learn the story of the origins of olive oil production in South Africa, and maybe also experience a nice surprise that may challenge your perceptions of dessert!

Our guides are knowledgeable wine enthusiasts themselves and will share their knowledge of this beautiful area with you along your journey.  But it would also be OK if you would like your guide to be silent on your way home…it was a full day and you will no doubt be reminiscing over what you have experienced on this gastronomical tour.

Included:

  • Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation.

  • Transportation in a comfortable climate controlled vehicle (including fuel, road taxes, insurance, toll fees, passenger liability insurance).

  • Highly experienced, professional, accredited and registered Western Cape English speaking Tourist Guide/Driver. (Other languages guides are available on request and pre-arrangement).

  • Entrances, tastings and pairings as set out in the itinerary.

  • Chilled bottled water on board.

  • Complimentary photographs of the day.

Excluded:

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Lunch, additional refreshments and meals not specified.

  • Additional activities and/or entrance fees not specified (i.e. local museums, horse riding or cycling through the vineyards, etc.)

  • Accommodation - appropriate accommodation can be arranged and secured on your behalf at an an additional cost.

  • Additional airport transfers or dinner transfers; but can be arranged.

Duration:  8.5 - 9 hours

  • The length of tour may vary slightly and depends on a variety of factors.  These could include, but are not limited to, traffic, seasonal changes, daylight hours, time of departures etc.  Your tourist guide will best advise you at the time.

  • The tour runs rain or shine.

  • Please advise of any dietary restrictions or health concerns at time of booking this tour.

 

Know Before you go:

  • This tour is tailor-made to suit your requirements.

  • The final quotation will be based on your personal requirements and the options you select, as well as number of guests.

  • It is our aim to provide a concierge-type service, where all your needs will be met (within reasonable limits) and your safety and enjoyment is our top priority.

  • Always wear (or bring) a hat, sunscreen and protective clothing - Cape Town and surrounds are known for having four seasons in one day.

  • Although a minimal amount of walking is involved, it is recommended you wear comfortable shoes.

  • It is a good idea to have a proper breakfast to fuel  your fun-filled day ahead.

  • Transportation is provided in a modern, clean and climate controlled vehicle which is registered with the Department of Transport as a tourist vehicle.  Suitable vehicles can also be supplied for larger groups.

  • No beer/wine/alcohol tasting for persons under 18 years of age.

 

Availability:

This tour is available all year round.

This tour runs rain or shine.

Our Offering

The Cape Discovered Tours & Safaris is an exclusive boutique tour company focusing on private tour experiences for guests in the Western Cape.  We provide reliable and complete travel concierge services centred around your travels with us.  Some of these include:

  • Meet & Greet Services

  • Guiding Services

  • Airport Transfers

  • Tour & Travel Arrangements through Southern Africa

  • Destination Management

  • Chartered Aircrafts, Yachts & Helicopters 

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The Cape Discovered 

Southern Africa Discovered

(TCD Destination Management Company Pty Ltd)

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