17 October 2011 by Kate Turkington

Test your skills in the Cape

Adventures are not only about physical challenges - jumping, climbing, running, paddling - but also about testing other skills. Wine-tasting is a test of your palate, your ‘nose’ and your endurance.

Especially if you are in the Cape.

There are 100s of vineyards in the area, from tiny new boutique vineyards to centuries-old ones. Try an award-winning Sauvignon blanc at the Steenberg Hotel situated on the Cape’s oldest farm in Constantia and recently voted 2011 Conde Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards as the Top Hotel in Africa and the Middle East and 2011 Best Luxury Hotel in Africa by www.TripAdvisor.com).

Or travel to arguably the Cape’s loveliest valley - Franschoek - and at Mont Rochelle meet one of the Cape’s youngest winemakers, Darran Stone, who at 27, is producing talked-about wines from a very affordable unwooded Chardonnay, to an award-winning MIKO Cabernet Sauvignon.

So sharpen those taste buds and go on a different kind of adventure…




Category: Adventure, Food & Wine

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