Zewenwacht Wine Estate
Cheese & Wine Tastings
La Motte Wine Tasting
Closed on Sundays
Fairview Wines Estate
Wine & Goats Cheese
Duration +/- 8hrs
8:30am Hotel Pick-up
Qualified local Guide
All Tasting Fees
4:30pm Hotel Drop-off
Lunch - Own Account
The first destination on your wine and cheese tasting tour is the Zewenwacht Wine Estate which is on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Using “Friesland” milk, this wine estate makes delicious, traditional, farmhouse cheddar cheese. For your wine tasting experience, you will be provided with a variety of four different cheddar cheeses along with their complimentary wines. The wines of the Zewenwacht Estate are renowned by their superbly crafted refinement and timeless style. The winemaker at Zewenwacht, while respecting winemaking traditions, is boldly inventive and embraces the influences that modern equipment makes to the enhancement of exceptional wines. Zewenwacht Wine Estate embodies the abundant pleasures which await guests to the Farm.
Once the tour of the wine estate is complete, we head off into the town of Stellenbosch. With the Hottentots Holland Mountains as a backdrop, this town is no doubt one of the quaintest in South Africa. All the streets are lined with big Oak trees and the combination of this and the gable Cape Dutch homesteads give this village a charm that is hard to forget. You will have time at this stop to wander around the village and visit the various art & craft shops, you may also visit the Stellenbosch museum (own account) which gives you great insight into the history of South Africa and the background to the culture of Stellenbosch itself.
Our next tasting destination takes us in the direction of Franschhoek wine district to the La Motte Wine Estate (Not open on Sundays). This wine estate has acquired many esteemed awards over the years for their exceptional wines and their wine tasting interior has been celebrated for the welcoming atmosphere it creates for the wine lovers who visit there. La Motte’s collection of wines have been created to convey unique varietal character, and blending the finest of what farms positioned in varied climatic areas have to contribute, as well as the restricted superior La Motte Peirneef range, comprising of varietal wines and inventive fusions.
Next we travel to the Franschhoek Valley which is acclaimed as the wine and food heartland of South Africa. Sheltered amongst the mountains, you can sometimes even feel like you have been transported to Switzerland. You will be surrounded by picturesque scenery, delicious cuisine, generous hospitality and the finest wines, not a place you will easily forget. You will be given time to have lunch in Franschhoek (own account), so why not try some fresh trout
Next we travel to the Franschhoek Valley which is acclaimed as the wine and food heartland of South Africa. Sheltered amongst the mountains, you can sometimes even feel like you have been transported to Switzerland. You will be surrounded by picturesque scenery, delicious cuisine, generous hospitality and the finest wines, not a place you will easily forget. You will be given time to have lunch in Franschhoek (own account), so why not try some fresh trout, which is another produce Franschhoek is known for.
The last wine estate we visit is the Fairview Wine Estate which is definitely a crowd favourite. This is a special stop on the wine and cheese tasting tour as it is the only wine farm to offer goats cheese. The most famous landmark of the Fairview Wine Estate is undoubtable the Goat Tower. Fairview Wine Estate has a herd of over 750 goats and looking after them is a big part of the daily life on the farm. These goats roam freely and you should be prepared as these goats are known to be quite cheeky. Your guided tour at Fairview is a very relaxed experience where you will experience all the products produced on the farm.
To end the day we visit the famous Afrikaans Language Monument or the Taal Monument. This is the most famous Afrikaans icon, known as “die Afrikaanse Taalmonument”, it is situated at the top of Paarl rock and was erected in 1975. This monument memorializes the semi-centenary of Afrikaans as an official language of South Africa, officially detached from Dutch. This monument overlooks Paarl and Stellenbosch.