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If you really want to experience South Africa with all your senses, treat your palate to the ultimate foodie bucket list destination, the Cape winelands. In this private tour, your specialist food and wine guide will expose your taste buds to the hidden gems of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and the Hemel-en-Aarde wine valleys. Explore Sideways has curated this specialist experience for those travelers that want to get off the beaten track and get into the vineyards and cellars of some of South Africa's top wine producers and culinary masterminds.
Each of your nights at Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, and Hermanus will be in a luxury accommodation so you can rest and enjoy your culinary activities.
This wine holiday will take place in South Africa, visiting Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.
Hailed as the South Africas food and wine destination, Franschhoek is a gourmands dream. Stuffed to the brim with incredible restaurants and lying in a valley between majestic mountains, it is also home to some beautiful Methode Cap Classiques.
Make your ascent into the adjacent Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, with dramatic mountain landscapes and endless vineyard views. There is no question why this valley appropriately named Heaven on Earth in Afrikaans. This regions close proximity to the ocean makes it prime for cool climate wines, mainly of a French, German, and Northern Italian descent. Wines like pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, mourvedre, chardonnay, and even some great bubbles are all produced in this hidden gem of a region. All the wineries here are boutique and small production, but are growing rapidly in terms of a world class recognition.
Stellenbosch and the surrounding wine regions have long been recognized as places worth celebrating. From beautiful vineyards that are planted in some of the oldest soils in the world, to the avenues of oak trees that line the streets of the town of Stellenbosch. People in South Africa likes to celebrate life. They do that through food, wine, and culture. Stellenbosch is one of those places that combines all those elements and more to create the perfect destination to escape to. Come take a journey of the senses in one of South Africa's most highly acclaimed wine producing regions.
During each day of this culinary and wine vacation, you will participate in formidable food and wine pairings, three on the first two days and one food and wine pairing lunch on the third day. In them, you will taste some of the best South African wines and cheeses, as well as biltong, chocolate, and charcuterie. Explore Sideways can prearrange lunch and dinner, although these cannot be guaranteed.
Please arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT).