Day 1 - PAARL/FRANSCHHOEK
We descend to another world on a guided tour followed by a tasting at the world-renowned KWV Wine Emporium,
cellar door to one of the leading wine and spirit producers in South Africa, the KWV. Experience the magical
Cathedral Cellar, view maturation cellars, stainless steel tanks and marvel at the five largest Vats in the world.
Taste KWV’s Sparkling, white, red and fortified wines, brandies and liqueurs.
We then take a turn around 'the rock' to Fairview, on the slopes of Paarl Mountain - a busy, happy, humming
wine farm where we will taste a vast array of different wine styles together with internationally award winning
farm style Jersey milk and goat’s milk cheeses. The landmark Goats Tower is where many of the goats soak up the
Then on to La Motte Winery, home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognized internationally for their
exceptional quality. In harmony with the production of wines, La Motte has also ventured into flower cultivation
and the production of ethereal oils. The estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation,
as well as the active socio-economic upliftment of its workers and their families. After tasting their wines, our
lunch stop is at the Pierneef at La Motte Restuarant.
The final wine tasting experience for the day will be at L’Ormarins, where we are privileged to experience a tour
of the estate and experience the fundamental belief that the source of supreme wine quality lies in the land;
that a specific terroir, with soil and climate working together to capture the essence of each particular grape
variety, dictates the style of wine that speaks powerfully of the highest quality and most genuine character.
In the cellars, the fruit from the vines are treated with the highest level of care through the winemaking process
to create a wine that is true to the natural characteristics of the grapes from the vines.
Then it is on to our overnight stop at Maison Chablis in the town of Franschhoek to enjoy genuine South African
hospitality. The only difficult part of your evening will be trying to decide where to dine. Evening and dinner
at leisure (Dinner for your own account.)
Day 2 - FRANSCHHOEK/STELLENBOSCH
Your first tasting for the day is a bottled delicacy and wine tasting at Rickety Bridge Winery. This wine farm
boasts a preserving kitchen where gourmet products are created in conjunction with one of South Africa's most
prominent food icons, the late Lannice Snyman. You get to sample these delicious delicacies along with their
Delaire Graff is our next port of call. This estate, one of South Africa’s finest vineyards in Stellenbosch was
acquired by globally renowned and respected Diamantiare Laurence Graff in 2003. A state of the art winery and
restaurant opened in 2009 followed by an exclusive lodge and spa in May 2010 and a Graff Diamond and 100% Capri
Clothing boutique in December 2010. Interiors designed by David Collins of London combine indigenous African
Architectural influences with local Cape Dutch Style. Artworks represent some of SA’s finest contemporary artists
are displayed throughout the estate. The gardens have been designed and re-landscaped by Keith Kirsten of Keith
We then visit the phenomenal winemaking team of Gary and Kathy Jordan at Jordan Wines for a tasting. Their philosophy: success
begins in the vineyards. Exceptional wines are made possible be careful management of the farm's extensive natural
assets through innovative canopy management and selecting varieties and clones specifically suited to the various soils
and slopes. They recently collaborated with award-winning chef, George Jardine, to open Jordan Restaurant, which is our
lunch stop. The menus change daily, but the format for lunch and dinner remain the same throught the year. George
sources only fresh, local produce, which means you get the best quality chef making your meal with the reshest ingredients.
The dining expereince will satisfy all senses from sight through to palate, ensuring a menorable occasion.
After a leisurely lunch, we stop off at Clos Malverne - a family affair! Seymour and Sophia Pritchard oversee the entire
operation with help from son-in-law, daughter running the spa and brother in the restaurant. Clos Malverne produced
the first Cape Blend to achieve a 5 star ratingin the prestigious Platter Wine Guide - the Auret.
We then make our way to the town of Stellenbosch where you check in at your hotel for the evening, Eendracht. Dinner and
evening at leisure.
Day 3 - STELLENBOSCH
How better to end a gastronomic dream tour than a morning free to explore Stellenbosch; the second oldest town
in South Africa, also known as Eikestad, ‘village of oaks’, and Dorp Street; which has the longest row of old
surviving buildings in South Africa. Oom Samie Se Winkel will transport you to a bygone era of high street
Your guide will meet you back at the hotel at 12h00, and then it's off to the nearby town of Somerset West.
It is time to learn How To Pair Food and Wine with Katinka van Niekerk, renowned specialist and advisor to
many of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, who will use a simple but effective technique of show and taste in
matching a line-up of seven wines with a selection of dishes. Depending on when Katinka wraps up, if there is
time your guide will include another winery visit.
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