In lush valleys protected by towering mountain ranges, the scenic Cape Winelands produce some of the finest wines in the world. A day tour exploring this verdant region takes in world- class wines, delicious food and resplendent scenery. Through charming towns and wine estates the history of this region comes alive in its’ architecture and fine vintages.
The people of Cape Town have enjoyed an intimate relationship with wine since the first Dutch settlers came to these shores. In 1659 the first wine was pressed from Cape Grapes and Governor Simon van der Stel realised the great potential of the fertile Cape lands. Since then, a dynamic and thriving wine industry has grown around the rich soils of the Breede River Valley.
Wine estates are scattered like treasures throughout the region; grouped around the historic towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. With so many estates and wines to choose from it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. Let our expert guides take care of the details and lead on a compelling journey around the Cape Winelands.