Winelands activities

8 Nov 2016

Say hello to summer and all the celebrations and events that come with it! Many wine farms in the Western Cape offer unique experiences, for example, combining tasty treats with some of the best wine selections in the world. Have a look at some of the unique food and wine pairings available on various wine farms, as well as some of the fun wine orientated facts and activities our Winelands have to offer.

PAIRINGS

Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Waterford Wine Estate

The Chocolate and Wine tasting is a unique flavour experience. Kevin Arnold and Chocolatier Richard von Geusau have created a series of dark and milk chocolates that, when paired with our Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wines give you totally unique taste sensation.

Ice Cream & Wine Pairing at Somerbosch

Somerbosch Wines has recently introduced a new wine tasting experience featuring 4 red wines and home-made red wine ice cream. Wines include Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage.

Cupcake & Wine Pairing Delheim

Delheim believes you can have your cake, pair it with delicious wines and then of course eat it. The unique pairing experience allows you different cupcake options to sip along with their fine wines. Experience interesting flavours, such as a rooibos cupcake infused with lemon, paired with Delheim’s fruity, unwooded Chardonnay.

Turkish Delight & Wine Pairing at Lourensford Wine Estate

Enjoy a unique Turkish delight and wine pairing experience at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.  The wine estate also offers a chocolate and wine pairing experience, if Turkish delight is not your palate. 

 

ACTIVITIES

The longest and shortest wine routes

Ever been on a walkable wine route? Bosman’s Crossing, at the lower end of Dorp Street in Stellenbosch, is home to the only walkable wine route in the world. There are about 4 wineries within 400m. This is also known as the World’s Shortest Wine Route.

South Africa is also home to the longest wine route in the world. Spanning a distance of 850km, Route 62 is said to be longest as it stretches from Cape Town all the way up Port Elizabeth. Innovation and knowledge, combined with terrain and a mild balanced climate results in the outstanding wines on Cape Route 62. The easily accessible towns nestled along the valleys, all offer ample opportunity for discovery – from wineries and game reserves to tribal art, cultural tours and adventure activities – this is a must-do route for sure.

Stellenbosch Bike TourAdventure Shop

How about a guided bike tour of the town of Stellenbosch? Hear all about its interesting history, its beautiful architecture and yummy restaurants. If you are into hiking, why not go on a guided hike to Jonkershoek Nature Reserve – This lasts about 4/5 hours and includes two wine tastings, a snack pack, equipment, and a cellar tour. It costs R580 per person.

They also offer the popular Vine Hopper tour at R250 per person per day which includes stops at 6 wine farms (you can choose from the Southern and Northern Route). This is the safest way to enjoy a full day of wine tasting and you can get on and off the bus whenever you want.

For more info: 021 8828112

Jordan Wine Safari  

At Jordan wines you can experience wine tasting with a difference. You can go on an hour and a half wine safari taking in views of False and Table Bays as well as the flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands while tasting wines amongst the vines. This also includes a cellar tour. It costs R350 per person for 1 to 5 people and R280 per person for 6 to 10 people.

For more info: 021 8813441

Blending Experience at Middelvlei

Learn about the art of wine making with the Momberg Family, who offer a fun Middelvlei Wine Blending Experience! Choose up to three wine components and make your own special blend. The blending session is 1.5 hours long and is by appointment and subject to availability. You need a group of 6 people minimum.

For more info: 021 883 2565

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