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IIf you’re looking for a unique experience, then the many wine farms in the Western Cape have exactly what you need. Enjoy combining tasty treats with some of the best wine selections in the world. Even better, learn all about what the Cape Winelands has to offer, including some fun wine-orientated facts and activities.
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 a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon or Natural Sweet wine give you a totally unique taste sensation.
Ice Cream & Wine Pairing at Somerbosch
Somerbosch Wines has recently introduced a new wine tasting experience featuring four red wines and home-made red wine ice cream. Wines include Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage.
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 thing.
CCupcake & Wine Pairing at Delheim Wine Estate
Delheim believes you can have your cake, pair it with delicious wines and then of course, eat it. The unique pairing experience offers you different cupcake options to indulgence in, while you sip on their fine wines. Experience interesting flavours such as a rooibos cupcake infused with lemon, paired with Delheim’s fruity, unwooded Chardonnay.
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 four 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 the longest as it stretches from Cape Town all the way up to Port Elizabeth. Innovation and knowledge, combined with terrain and a mild balanced climate, results in the outstanding wines on 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.
How about a guided bike tour of the small town of Stellenbosch? Hear all about its interesting history, beautiful architecture and yummy restaurants. Bikes 'n Wines is one of South Africa’s leading bicycle tour operators. With a wide variety of half-day, full-day and multi-day bicycle tours available to choose from. Tours run daily from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and the Cape Peninsula.
Group tours, private tours, mountain biking or road cycling, Bikes 'n Wine do it all. All our company's tours are fully guided for complete peace of mind and can be tailor made to suit your exact requirements.
At Jordan Wine Estate you can experience wine tasting with a difference. You can go on an hour-and-a-half wine safari taking in the views of False Bay and Table Bay, as well as the flora and fauna of the Cape Winelands while tasting wines among the vines. This also includes a cellar tour.
For more info: +27 21 881 3441
Blending Experience at Middelvlei Wine Estate
Learn about the art of winemaking 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, is by appointment only and subject to availability. You need a group of six people minimum.
For more info: +27 21 883 2565