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FARM DRIVES IN THE WINELANDS

FARM DRIVES IN THE WINELANDS

We love our Cape Winelands, we indulge in wine tasting and estate dining and now we can add to the variety offered, drives with the different teams for a group or a family to enjoy a mutual, accessible experience.

De Grendel Wine Estate

The estate celebrates 300 years since its establishment. For this occasion, they introduced a whole new wine: The maiden vintage Proposal Hill Brut Rosé 2016.

Made from 100% Pinot Noir grown on the western slope of the Tygerberg hill on De Grendel, overlooked by the original homestead built by the first baronet Graaff, the vines enjoying the same view that Sir De Villiers and Lady Graaff treasured all those years ago.

De Grendel Brut Rosé has all the hallmarks of a traditional, meticulously constructed Cap Classique, with the added allure of being playful and exciting.

Farm tours are available daily, at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 by appointment only. Book a time slot at least a day in advance via email to [email protected] Booking is essential and works on a first come first served basis.

2 options available:

  • Farm Tour for 2, including a complimentary bottle of De Grendel MCC Brut: R580
  • Farm Tour for 2, including picnic and a complimentary bottle of De Grendel MCC Brut: R980 (*Wed to Sun only)

*Supplementary cost for an extra person is R200 *Maximum of 10 people per tour

The De Grendel Farm Tour is hosted by Douglas who will take you around the farm where you can take in the views, see the Springbok, Eland, Red Hartebeest and Bontebok, learn more about the wines of De Grendel as well as the history of the farm and the Graaff family.

*Booking is essential and weather permitting. Picnic will take place in the Eland camp on the farm.

 

Eagles’ Nest

Book a private tasting this season! The estate’s new experience – – entails a tutored tasting, presented by one of the senior wine advisors, at an intimate and private tasting venue which offers splendid views of the farm.

Tasting of five wines will take approximately 1 hour (optional: a 10 minute walk through the vineyards and forest).

Available Monday to Friday. R195 per person. Minimum of 8 guests and maximum of 18.

Pre-booking only: 021 794 4095 / [email protected]

 

Vredenheim

This Stellenbosch wine estate also includes Vredenheim Animal Farm and Vredenheim Big Cats and Game Drives.

At the animal farm you can get an interactive animal experience with the whole family and enjoy a tractor ride and visit Big Cats Park.

At the Big Cats Park you can meet lions, leopards and tigers – up close and personal. With additional play facilities, this is a good choice for family with young kids.

 

Villiera Wine Estate

On another part of Stellenbosch Wine Route, this wine estate set aside 220ha of land as a wildlife sanctuary.

A number of mammals have been introduced in the Wildlife Sanctuary: Springbok, Kudu, Giraffe, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Bush Pig, Burchell’s Zebra, common Duiker, Steenbok, Waterbuck and Grysbok.

The Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Koelenhof and access is gained through Villiera’s vineyards. A game drive through the 220 hectares lasts approximately two hours.

 

Signal Gun Wine Estate

Here they offer a Wine Safari.

This is a scenic drive through the vineyards and up Hoogeberg’s Game Camp where you will see Eland, Springbok, Zebra, grey “Ribbok”, Ostrich as well as dassies, tortoises and bird life, such as hawks, fish eagles and many more! Learn about the farm’s history and enjoy the magnificent views.

Chamonix Wine Farm

Their Wine Safari is a bit of an adventure at the outskirts of Franschhoek.

Now at a discounted price of R200 per person till the end of Jan 2021 and 3 time slots 11:00, 12:30 & 14:30.

The drive starts with a premium Wine Tasting of some of Chamonix’s best wines from within the vineyards where they are planted and grown, followed by a Game Drive showcasing Chamonix’s wildlife containing zebra, eland, ostrich and wildebeest.

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