Kim D. South Africa
When our Stellenbosch Wine Tour was arranged, initially I felt it sounded like a really long day. We were proved so incorrect! We had such fun, and the time just flew. Tony Staadecker, our Explore Sideways tour guide, collected my hubby and I from our accommodation promptly that morning, and we were at once struck by his genuinely friendly, warm nature - not to mention his extensive knowledge of the surrounding wine country, general knowledge, and a quirky curiosity as to what interested us. The tour day was relaxed and flexible. We visited the most impressively beautiful wine farms, including De Morgenzon, Jordan, Cavalli, and others - tasted enviable wines and met some truly incredible people. Our lunch stop happened to be at a restaurant named Equus located on the Cavalli Wine/Stud Farm - what a treat! I've since recommended this restaurant to friends of ours who live in Cape Town, a magnificent place. I would most certainly recommend an Explore Sideways tour to anyone, and it's definitely something we will entertain in the future when visiting the beautiful Cape again!
a traveler USA
Explore Sideways set up the perfect day in Frranschoek for us, with trips to five amazing wineries and an excellent lunch recommendation. Jonathan was a perfect tour guide. Very knowledgeable and informative, but also laid back and fun. No pretension at all. Was an amazing day!
I like drinking wine, but don't really care for wine tasting trips. I've been to Napa Valley, Upstate NYC, and Sienna vineyards, and there were all ok experiences. I joined this wine tour as a part of a pre-wedding festivities, just to hang out with my friends. And I was blown away by the awesomeness of the way Britanny had planned this whole tour. We did 3 vineyards from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - started with boutique bubbly tour which extended from tasting fresh squeezed grape to final bubbly (3-year fermentation). Then, we had an awesome garden lunch with amazing story telling and wines and finally, finished with bubbly paired with Nougats. The variety and presentation made it memorable.
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