Hidden Gems Wine Tour


[Full Day Tour] Get off the beaten track with this unique and exclusive tour of the Cape Winelands’ Hidden Gems. A mere 45 minutes away from the center of town, visit boutique wineries, taste exceptional wines and interact with local winemakers. This tour will take you to the wine estates less well known, but producing some of the greatest wines these regions have to offer.

Pickup 8 am ~ 5pm drop-off.

  • Situated on the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains just outside Franschhoek, this is the smallest Wine Estate in the Valley. Taste the reds that made them known, as well as delicious whites such as their Viognier. The winemaker will take you through the history and winemaking.
  • Explore a boutique wine estate known for their Syrah and their white blend. The estate is set in the naturally-formed amphitheatre where you will also meet the winemaker for an intimate tasting set in a quiet and peaceful location.
  • Stop at a quirky and historical producer where you will taste hearty, historic reds and port in the cobwebbed cellar.
  • Finally, end the day with a boutique wine tasting with sweeping views of the surrounding Stellenbosch mountains.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Pickup

  • Meet the winemaker and explore the cellar

    Interact with the winemaker learn the history of the estate while tasting red and whites such as their Viognier

  • Enjoy an intimate guided tasting in a quiet, secluded destination

    Meet the winemaker and taste their renowned Syrah and white blend, Companion.

  • Taste bold reds in a rustic cellar

    Taste historic and hearty reds and port in their cobwebbed cellar

  • Lunch

    Have lunch at one of the many beautiful local wine estates (lunch on own account)

  • End the day with breathtaking views and wine

    Boutique wine tasting with the incredible vista of the Stellenbosch Mountains

  • Drop-Off

Tour Highlights

Wine Tastings
Meet Winemaker
Cellar Tour
Private Tour Guide

Start your day off at one of the smallest boutique wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley, a mere 50 minutes from Cape Town. Nestled at the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, this boutique winery is home to a variety of bold reds and delicious whites such as their unique Viognier, wines which have created an outstanding reputation over time. Spend time here with the winemaker who will walk you through the history of the estate and through the process and incredible art that is winemaking.

Next, visit another off-the-beaten-track estate, well known for their outstanding Syrah and incredible white blend. Located in the naturally-formed amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges, the estate is the combination of two existing farms and now run by an amazingly small team of nine individuals who see winemaking through from vine all the way to bottle.

Before your lunch stop you’ll make a turn at an estate driven by a passion for their heritage, their grapes and the wine they produce. Still handpicking and hand selecting their bunches on the sorting table in order to gain a  better understanding of the quality of the harvest before extracting the juice and ensuring that only the best bunches are used in the winemaking. This same attention to detail is carried all the way through the winemaking process – continuing to produce the same classic wines for which they have become internationally renowned.

Lunch will be at one of the well-regarded estate restaurants (for own account).

The last stop on the itinerary offers both breathtaking views and a delicious range of wines. Gifted with some of the finest terroir in South Africa, this small producer handcrafts limited quantities of boutique wines. Minimal intervention in the vineyards is aimed at reflecting the full potential of the mountain terroir and a thoughtful study of soils, temperatures, wind variations and sunlight aspects led to planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, and a few interesting blending varietals.

Rate includes: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private specialist guide/driver, 3 wine tastings, meet and interact with a winemaker, cellar tour and tasting

Rate excludes: Lunch and gratuity

Please contact us to request a quote.

*NOTE: For last minute bookings, special requests or large groups, please contact us at +27 79 607 1978 or [email protected]

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