Cape Town's Top 5 Wine Tours for 2020
Are you heading to Cape Town soon? Looking for an exciting activity to try while you are there? If your answer to both of these questions is yes, then you should definitely check out wine tours in Cape Town. Aside from the picturesque views, Cape Town is also known for some of the best tasting wines all over the world. Going on a wine tour is a fun way to explore and spend your day in Cape Town. You will get to see more of Cape Town’s scenery and you will get to taste world-renowned local wines! Whether you are a casual wine drinker or a wine connoisseur, going on a wine tour is the perfect opportunity for you to share your passion with other like-minded people, widen or develop your wine tasting palate, and learn how world-class wine is made. Excited for some wine tasting action in Cape Town wine estates? Check out these highly recommended wine tours in Cape Town to guide you on your next trip.
1. Cupcake and Wine Tour
Don’t think wine and cupcakes go together? Think again! If you are in Stellenbosch, Delheim Wine Estate should be on your bucket list. Famous for its cupcake and wine pairing, local and international tourists flock to this winery to experience this unique combination. A wine tour in Delheim lasts for around 30 to 45 minutes. The tour starts from their downstairs cellar and will take you from where the grapes are received and processed and to where the wine is bottled and labeled. It is a perfect destination if you want to learn more about wine, as well as to try out bespoke fynbos cupcakes and award-winning wines. You can also set up riverside picnics in the wine estate to enjoy with you and your family.
2. Helicopter Wine Tours
If you want a more luxurious experience, going on a helicopter wine tour around Cape Town is a must-do. This kind of wine tour includes a helicopter flight, wildlife reserve visits, three-course lunch, and an exclusive wine tasting activity. A quick tip: as helicopter wine tours can be jam-packed, check out luxury villas for group accommodation to get the best value out of your holiday experience before you book your helicopter wine tour. You will get to indulge in comfort and top-notch amenities after a long day of wine tasting and touring.
3. Wine Safari
Durbanville is known for its stunning views of Table Mountain, one of the seven wonders of nature. If you are looking for an exciting way to experience the seven wonders of nature as well as taste the best Sauvignon Blanc, going on the Durbanville wine route would be perfect for you. While in Durbanville, a wine safari where you get access to exclusive areas of the mountain can be booked with Durbanville Hills. This safari-style excursion will take you through scenic tracks and includes a wine tasting session with light lunch.
4. Artisan Wine Tour
Dubbed as “a cellar in the sky,” Waterkloof Estate is a perfect destination if you are looking to experience state-of-the-art wine technology and sustainable wine farming in the Helderberg Winelands. A wine tour in Waterkloof Estate includes a biodynamic tour with a visit to their cellar, a comprehensive wine tasting session, and a four-course lunch at their critically acclaimed restaurant. You can also explore the natural beauty surrounding the wine estate by booking their guided walk activity. Horseback trail rides are also offered within the wine estate for a picturesque adventure.
5. Gourmet Wine Tour
If you are a foodie, you have to go on a gourmet wine tour in Franschhoek, South Africa’s culinary capital. Home to several award-winning restaurants and wineries, food and wine tours are very popular in Franschhoek. TripAdvisor-approved La Rochelle Tours offers one of the best food and wine tours in the Franschhoek wine valley. They're highly recommended Cape Winelands Gourmet Delights Tour includes visits to 2 wine estates accompanied by a Cape Wine Academy guide, food and wine pairings, as well as a scrumptious lunch. Alternatively, you can also try out their raved chocolate, cheese, and wine tour. This tour includes three or more wine estates visits, chocolate and wine combination tasting, cheese and wine tasting, and olive oil sampling.
Cape Town is bustling with a variety of wine tours. With so much to choose from, you will certainly find a wine tour that will suit your taste and preference. Whether you are looking for a gastronomical experience, a luxurious adventure, or a fun excursion, Cape Town has it all.
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