The Red Wine Lovers’ Tour


[Full Day Private Tour] Discover the wines and wineries that have contributed to the distinct heritage of the South African wine industry-celebrated for full-bodied, top quality wines. A mere 45 minutes away from the centre of town!

Pickup 8:30am ~ 5:30pm drop-off.

  • Taste the award-winning Rubicon red blend at Meerlust
  • Four incredible wine farms and wines to match
  • Pinotage tasting at Kanonkop (on the slopes of Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch)
  • Wine tasting in the cobwebbed cellar of Muratie
  • Cabernet Tasting at Rust en Vrede (chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize Dinner, first red wine listed in the Top 100 Wines of the World)
  • Stock up on award-winning wines

Tour Intinerary

  • Pickup

  • Cabernet Wine Tasting

    Taste one of the best local Cabernet wines

  • Red Wine Tasting

    Taste a variety of full-bodied award-winning wines

  • Lunch

    Have lunch at a beautiful wine estate (at own expense)

  • Wine Tasting

    Taste hearty & historic reds

  • Pinotage Tasting

    End the day with a delicious Pinotage Tasting

  • Drop-Off

Tour Highlights

Cellar Tours
History & Culture
Taste Award Winning Wines
Private Tour Guide

Full Details

You’ll start this tour at a South African classic: Meerlust. Long recognized for producing world-class wines, Meerlust Estate has been the pride of the Myburgh family since 1756. Be sure to taste one of Meerlust’s most renowned wines, the Rubicon, which recently received a 92 from famous wine critic Robert Parker.

After you’ve tasted the stunning array of Meerlust wines, you’ll move onto the next prominent wine farm: Kanonkop, ‘where the big guns roar’. Situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, it confidently boasts some of South Africa’s most distinguished red wines. The Kanonkop Pinotage was one of The Platters Guide’s wines of the year in 2015 and continues to be a celebrated example of South African wine making.

From Kanonkop you will be delivered to the next winery, Muratie, a place of rich heritage and unsurpassed character. Truly, the tasting room is built into an old, disused cellar and is adorned with cobwebs and paintings of the previous owners mistress. Then it’s onto the last stop, Rust en Vrede. This was the first farm to specialise in the exclusive production of red wine only, and is another one of South Africa’s most well-respected red wine estates.

(Did you know: Rust en Vrede was chosen by President Nelson Mandela to be served at the Nobel Peace Prize dinner, it was the first South African red wine listed in the Top 100 Wines of the World and repeated this achievement for four consecutive years).

Rate includes: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private vehicle and specialist guide, 4 wine tastings at heritage estates

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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