Grape escapes in the winelands
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Wine is rich in proanthocyandins, very potent antioxidants that can reduce free radical and environmental damage.
Grape-escapes in the Cape winelnds take many fun forms. At the Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on-Harvest Festival, roll up those trousers and go grape stomping - who needs a personal trainer when exercising is this much fun?
Skip the leg-work and ride a stallion to the highest point overlooking the whole Robertson valley, or trot down to the Breede River for a gentle river cruise and a generous country lunch.
Take the kids on a vineyard tractor trip; make your own verjuice and vinegar, or slurp and spitbraai (barbeque) in a Bedouin tent. You’ll never forget this vintage harvest experience.
Make a note in your calendar to attend the Bot Riviera Spring Festival for country convivilaity at it's best. Wineries and restaurants paint the town pink, and entertainment varies from horse riding, fly fishing, wine and olive oil tastings to blending and tasting wine, sumptuous meals, live music, pottery and art exhibitions.
It’s pure pagan fun that’ll turn you pink with pleasure.
Give your servants a break, tell the butler he’s got the night off, and escape to Mont Destin in Stellenbosch, where you and your beloved can soak like royalty in an outdoor Pinotage wine bath. With the whole vineyard to yourselves, relax in the warm, anti-oxidant packed liquor, sip estate wine and revel in the beauty of nature. It’s bacchanalian bliss, au naturel, of the highest order.
Feast on Cape boerekos (Afrikaner food) and dance the day away at the Solms-Delta end of harvest festival in Franschhoek. Cape vernacular music draws together farm workers, wine producers, and music lovers for the winelands most inclusive cultural heritage celebration. Enjoy this bountiful gathering of waterblommetjie bredie, bobotie, boeremusiek, ghoema, Nama rieldans and good cheer!
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Solms-Delta Wine Estate
Phone: + 27 (0)21 874 3937
Fax: + 27 (0)21 874 1852
Robertson Wine Valley
Phone: +27 (0)23 6263167
Fax: + 27 (0)23 6261054
Mont Destin Wines
Phone: +27 (0)21 8755870
Fax: +27 (0)21 8755870