CAPE WINELANDS MEANDER –  DAY TRIP

Our classic choice of two very distinct and historically famous wine and brandy producing regions in the Western Cape: Constantia and Stellenbosch.

Each day trip is designed to suit your preferred pace, and will include 4 to 5 hand picked wine estates, each well known for a particular noble cultivar – this gives wine enthusiasts the opportunity of tasting representative examples of the Cape’s top varietals in situ – Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and ‘Methode Cap Classic’ Sparkling wine.  Tours follow a scenic route through the winelands with lunch on a wine estate.

  • Scenery and historical homestead in the classic ‘Cape Dutch’ architectural style

  • Tasting of  a representative selection of cultivars of the area

  • Lunch in the winelands

All year around but best for scenic views and photography in Autumn & Spring.

For a guided tour we will pick you up and drop you off at your lodging; for our guests wishing to do this on a self-drive basis, we will provide detailed directions

Suggestions Add-ons; with an additional day you can add Franschhoek with an overnight stay in this iconic ‘French’ corner of the Cape winelands.

CONSTANTIA:

Vines were first planted in this fertile valley from the mid 17th century, and as such are the oldest vineyards in South Africa. This winery and tasting tour follows a scenic route  with outstanding vineyard and mountain views below Table Mountain and Constantiaberg and looking out to False Bay and the Hottentots Holland mountain range beyond. The route is dotted with historical homesteads and is home to several of South Africa’s classic varietals, known especially for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc as well as one of our favourite ‘Methode Cap Classique’ sparkling wines.  

STELLENBOSCH:

A town of great historical and cultural appeal situated within the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the wine producing vineyards of the Western Cape. This winery and tasting tour commences with a walk through the central square and on through the quaint streets of the town to the Moeder Kerk before visiting a selection of classic wine estates chosen for their longstanding reputation relating to wine styles and distinctive character of this inland wine producing region, in particular, Pinotage, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Also included is a visit to the Van Rijn brandy distillery to enjoy the superbly orchestrated tasting of various pot-still brandies and a visit to the cooperage.

CONTACT US

Patrick and Marie-Louise Cardwell
PO Box 74, Simons Town 7995 South Africa
Ph/Fax: +27 21 786 1414
Mobile: +27 83 272 2455
Skype: mlcardwell
Email: enquiries@avianleisure.com

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